Possible risks or side effects may include pain, burning, blister formation, stinging sensations, infection, pigmentary changes including decrease or increase in skin color at the site of treatment, scar formation, skin eruptions known as “herpetic” skin eruptions at the site of treatment, and poor cosmetic outcome.
You should not be actively taking Accutane or other oral retinoids at the time of this procedure. You should stop taking your pills at least 3 days prior. You should not have any cuts, active breakouts, abrasions, piercings, or tattoos on the area to be treated. If you are prone to herpes outbreaks you may want to take an oral suppression agent prior to the treatment. Prior deep chemical peels, abrasive skin products (including retinol and AHAs), hair removal (including waxing), and ablative skin procedures should be noted to your technician before you proceed with the treatment.
You should return to your normal skincare routine and all regular activities after your peel or facial unless your technician provides you with alternate instructions.