1. Recommended only for Fitzpatrick skin types I-V. Spaced 4 weeks apart.
  2. Previous negative reaction to similar treatments.
  3. Allergic to aspirin, salicylic acid, onion and/or apple extract.
  4. Use of prescription Accutane within the past 12 months.
  5.  Use of Retin-A or similar product within last 2 weeks.
  6.  Use of self-tanning products within last 7 days on treatment on treatment site.
  7.  Use of hair removal methods such as laser, waxing or depilatories within the last 48 hours. Use of non-electric razor on day of peel.
  8. Plastic surgery within last 4 months.
  9. Open wounds, cuts, abrasions or impetigo.
  10.  Active shingles (herpes zoster) or active herpes simplex outbreak, including cold sores.
  11.  Pregnant or may be pregnant; lactating (breast feeding)
  12. Body Dismorphic Disorder or unrealistic expectations.
  13.  Inability to follow post-treatment recommendations, including sunscreen use.

Pre Procedure

  • Patch test required at least 48 hours prior to treatment.
  • For best results: Two weeks before the peel, use Kojic Acid Serum or Epionce cleanser/Lytic/Renewal product appropriate for your skin type (to be determined by the Aesthetician).

Post Procedure:

  • Continue taking all prescribed medications unless otherwise directed.
  • Keep skin hydrated with recommended Epionce Product (see Recommended Epionce Program below)
  • Let your skin exfoliate naturally. DO NOT pick or peel the affected area, or scarring may occur
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and avoid excess heat, hot rooms, and hot water temperature. Use sunscreen as directed.
  • Avoid use of Retin-A (or similar product) for 48 hours following procedure, unless otherwise recommended.
  • You may use an Epionce Lytic Lotion or MelanoLyte Tx product 24 hours following the procedure if signs of irritation are not present.
  • Do not use laser or similar methods of hair removal (wax/depilatories) 48 hours following the procedure.
  • If no signs of irritation are present, you may shave the treated area 24 hours post-procedure.

What you can expect:

  • Skin may appear slightly flushed or wind-burn for the first 24-48 hours post-peel, with a possibility of light flaking or peeling at approximately days 3 to 5. Any peeling is usually complete by day 10.
  • You may experience a variable amount of stinging and tightness, but these symptoms will subside within 24-48 hours after procedure.
  • A mild headache (rarely)
  • Mild swelling of treated area (rarely)

Contact your physician or skin care professional if you experience:

  • Excessive and/or increasing redness, burning, irritation, extreme tenderness and/or “crusting” of the skin
  • Nausea, dizziness, disorientation, fever and/or extreme headache
  • Severe contact reaction / persistent localized discomfort
  • Blistering

Epionce Skin Care Regimen: (For 1-3 days after the procedure, the following is recommended)

  • Cleanse with Milky Lotion Cleanser – 1-4 pearl size amounts – AM & PM
  • Enriched Firming Mask – thin layer as needed for moisture and comfort – PM
  • Medical Barrier Cream – 1-4 pearl size amounts – AM & PM
  • SPF – 1-4 pearl size amounts daily AM