PEEL SAFETY

Skin peels are intended to remove dead surface skin by a  keratolytic process (burning away ) of skin. It is recommended to perform detailed research to determine what peel and strength is right for your skin type. We are happy to assist you in determining the correct peel strength for your skin type and needs, please contact us below if you have skin peel questions or concerns.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Common side effects from a skin peel are as follows:

  • Reddening of skin is common, this can last for several hours to several days. Using aloe vera gel or a mild gentle moisturizer will speed healing.

  • Skin swelling is normal, apply cool compresses to help the skin return to normal. 

  • Skin soreness, skin may become sore and tender, you can apply cool compresses to ease discomfort.

  • Skin peeling will generally occur about 3-5 days AFTER the peel is applied (if he strength is correct and timing is long enough). Peeling can last from 1 day to up to 4 days (depending on your skin type). DO NOT pick or pull at loose skin (this can cause scarring). Apply plenty of moisturizer and/or apply coconut oil and gently rub dead skin off. 

  • If you have a history of cold sores, skin peels can trigger a cold sore outbreak (usually only in individuals who carry the HPV virus). Be prepared for a possible outbreak and have cold sore medication handy.

  • Blistering can occur if the strength was too strong or the acids were left on too long. Apply antibiotic cream to blisters and do not pick at them. They will clear up in a few days. Decrease the time on your skin for subsequent peels or dilute peel to lower strength. 

  • If your skin is exposed to the sun (without sun protection) darkening of the skin may occur.  Your skin is very sensitive to the sun after a skin peel and an SPF of 30+ should be worn at all times (even in cloudy weather). Dark brown spots can occur if new skin is exposed to direct sun (wear a hat and SPF).

LEGAL STUFF

  • If you are pregnant or nursing speak to your doctor if a skin peel is safe for you.

  • Avoid using all hair removal product for at least 2-5 days before the peel process as severe burning can occur.

  • Do NOT use on open wounds, skin grafts, lesions, recent surgeries, melanomas, sunburn or have severe skin allergies.

  • In order to properly determine if a chemical peel is right for you, we strongly encourage thoroughly researching the process, procedure and outcome along with the contraindications and side effects. Our support staff are here to assist you in every way however, YOU ARE ASSUMING ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK by purchasing and applying these products. Please take the time to properly assess whether you are willing to accept these terms and use at your discretion. Planet Eden is not responsible for the improper use or failure to follow instructions or complete a patch test to be sure it is compatible to your skin. Use of product constitutes all liability of use. Use at your own risk.