Medical Peel - Aftercare / What To Expect

What To Expect Post Peel:

-Straight after your appointment your skin may feel a little tingly and sensitive but usually nothing more.
As you get to day 3, a lot of dryness / tightness is to be expected.

-You may experience mild to moderate shedding depending on the number of layers applied and depth of the medical peel.
Flaking and peeling three days post peel is not uncommon.

-You may develop small whiteheads. Please note that this is not a breakout as such, this is a normal part of the active process and they will usually clear on there own over the next few days.

-If you have a lighter skin complexion, you may notice mild redness after a medical peel and usually some sensitivity too.

-If you have a darker skin complexion suffering with Hyperpigmentation, you may notice that your pigmented areas seem darker at first, but they will start to lighten over the next week or 2. (Providing you have followed the correct pre care instructions!).



Once you have undergone your medical grade peel, expect to see some changes with your skin prior to getting your final results. Just as there are some instructions you should follow before your medical peel there are also instructions you should follow after your medical peel to ensure the best possible results.

-Do not wash your face or apply any skincare products for 12 hours

To minimize the side effects of the peel, please use the below simple skincare routine for 3-5 days.

-Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanser
-Medik8 Oxy-R Peptides
-Medik8 Hydr8 B5 (Given to you by Paige at your appointment)
-Medik8 Daily Radiance Vitamin C

-Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanser
-Medik8 Hydr8 B5 (Given to you by Paige at your appointment)
-Advanced Night Restore

-Do not apply makeup for 24 hours.
Once 24 hours has passed and you wish to wear makeup, please ensure your brushes are clean and sanitised

-Avoid exercise/sweating for 24 hours

-Avoid swimming, sauna’s and spa environments for 72 hours

-Sleep on a clean pillowcase at night. Preferably Silk / Satin (Like this).

-Do not peel or pick at the peeling skin. You must allow the skin to flake off naturally. Picking at the peeling skin can cause hyperpigmentation.

-Golden Rule: Make sure that you are also avoiding direct sun exposure. Especially tanning beds.
(Preferably forever! But if you must, please wait 14 days)

-Make sure to keep your skin well hydrated with a protective moisturiser. Apply it twice daily or more often if needed to reduce the appearance of flaking.

-Drink LOTS of water!

-Do not use scrubs, loofahs, exfoliating sponges or other means of mechanical exfoliation on your face for 7-10 days.

-Last but not least, do not have any other treatments for 14 days following your peel.