Your CoolPeel treatment will deliver a fractional ablative treatment with minimal social downtime. You should expect to have red skin as if you have had a sunburn for a couple of days. Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep it hydrated. Proper pre and post-care is an important part of the treatment and will help to ensure the best possible results. 

Before Your CoolPeel Appointment 

  • Avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before and do not apply self-tanner for at least one week prior to treatment. 
  • Discontinue all products containing Retinol, Glycolic, Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids, and exfoliants for one week prior to treatment. 
  • Patients should be off Accutane for a minimum of 6 months prior to treatment.   
  • Please arrive at your appointment with clean skin.
  • If prescribed, start anti-viral medication 1 day before treatment and continue as directed.
  • Men should have a cleanly shaven face the night before or the morning of the procedure - without visible stubble.  

After Your CoolPeel Appointment:

  • A sunburn sensation may linger for 12-24 hours after the procedure is completed.
  • Keep a very thin layer of Aquaphor on as needed for up to 3 days post-procedure.  Do not let the skin dry out.
  • Avoid makeup and sunscreen for a minimum of 48 hours post-procedure.  After this time, mineral makeup and sunscreen are recommended.
  • Sleep with a clean pillowcase and head slightly elevated.  Mild swelling may occur upon awakening for the first 48 hours post-treatment.  
  • Avoid applying ‘active’ ingredients to the skin for 1 week- this includes Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA), Retinol, Vitamin C, and Alcohol-based toners.
  • Avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours after your treatment & wear 50 SPF sunscreen thereafter to protect the skin.
  • You may resume retinol products 7 days after your procedure.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms for 1-week post-procedure.
  • Use clean, disposable, breathable face masks for 72 hours after treatment.
  • To reduce the risk of infection: new onset of redness, warmth, or swelling; whitish to yellowish film on the treated area, with or without foul odor; fever greater than 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to protect your investment and to continue to improve your skin. At a minimum, the following medical-grade products are recommended to start using 7-10 days post-treatment: an antioxidant with growth factor: we love SkinMedica TNS A+ or Neocutis Bio Serum, no less than 30 SPF+ sunscreens, and .5 or greater retinol in your daily skincare routine.  You can take advantage of a 10% discount on all products on the day of treatment.
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