Hello everyone! When starting a client on a peel series, what is the homecare protocol in between the first 3 peels? Do they follow the post peel routine? Also, the day of the peel should they change their normal AM routine and not use any of the exfoliating products?
Erin, which peel are you doing? Each one follows it's own protocol with cleanser, exfoliator, toner, and moisturizer.
During the first 3 weeks I do not have them adjust their homecare unless irritation is evident. Adjust homecare based on your client's tolerance. The first two peels (glycolic and lactic) are light and I don't feel you need to adjust; however, when I apply the TCA in Week 4, then yes, I do have them discontinue homecare until their skin has healed.
Thanks for clarifying (and so quickly!) :)
Should they still be using the retinol scrub during the homecare or should they wait for a few days...then continue with the retinol scrub...
If it's a glycolic or lactic peel, I have them continue with the homecare. However, if its the TCA or cranberry turnover salicylic, I have them stop exfoliants (including the retinol scrub) during the peel process. Once their skin has healed, I ask them to resume exfoliants at home.
I'm so scared they are going to become overly exfoliated and sensitive...I'm telling clients to wait 4 days then use the scrub once...I probably need to have them be a little more aggressive..
Tracy: Go with your thought process. You know their skin better than I. I think its a conversation between you and your client on how much they can handle/tolerate.
Lisa, would that apply for even acne? Or would you just take out their treatment products and have them use the cucumber toner instead?
Desiree: If they are physically peeling, then yes take out their treatment products and have them use a gentle cleanser, cucumber toner and moisturizer. Otherwise, if its the lighter lactic or glycolic and they aren't experiencing full peeling, then I have them continue with regular homecare. I hope this makes sense.
The bottom line is that I don't exfoliate peeling skin. However, the glycolic and lactic peel at a microscopic rate and I feel I can continue with the regular homecare.
Yes it does make sense! Thank you!
Tara: Yes, I prefer to customize their homecare based on their type of skin (dry, normal, oily) and then I customize based on sensitivity as well. That means I adjust the amount of exfoliation if they are sensitive.
The pre/post peel kit is aggressive and may not fit sensitive skin type, or dry skin types. So, yes, I prefer to customize all the time.
I do love my brochure on pre/post peel because it helps them understand the peels they are receiving and how to adjust homecare afterwards.