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Before and After Tips for Chemical Peels

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | October 10th, 2014 | Blog

If you’re planning to get a chemical face peel, Anti Aging Clinic, the top place to get a chemical peel in Toronto, has a few tips for their patients so they can get the most out of chemical peels. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting a chemical peel to fight the effects of aging, to even out skin tone, or to reduce the appearance of scarring, there are steps you can take to ensure that the results of your chemical peel last.

Summer may be over and the days are getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean that you should stop protecting yourself against the sun. UV rays can cause damage to the skin following chemical peels, so if you receive a chemical face peel at our clinic, we recommend using sunscreen and covering up if you’re going to spend time outside following receiving a chemical peel in Toronto.

If you have a fever, chemical peels should be at the top of the list of cosmetic procedures to avoid until you feel better. We realize that you cannot help getting sick, but if you are planning to undergo a chemical face peel in the coming months, especially now that it is cold and flu season, we recommend receiving vaccinations against the flu. And if you get sick before your procedure, don’t hesitate to reschedule!

We also recommend that expectant mothers wait until after they have delivered and finished breastfeeding their child before they look into chemical peels as a cosmetic anti-aging method or a way to fight some of the skin conditions that pregnant women can develop. Though we only use the safest materials for our chemical face peel, we still recommend that expectant and breast-feeding women wait before they undergo the procedure as a precaution.

After you’ve undergone a chemical peel in Toronto at our clinic, there are steps you can take for aftercare. For instance, we recommend waiting at least a week after you’ve had your chemical face peel to use Retin-A. Further, in addition to expectant and nursing mothers, the following patients should also avoid undergoing a chemical face peel:

• If you have a history of heart problems, you shouldn’t have a chemical face peel.

• If you suffer from any of the following skin conditions, we recommend avoiding having a chemical face peel: eczema, seborrhoea, rosacea, psoriasis, bacterial skin infections, or extremely sensitive or hyper-allergic skin.

• Chemical peels are not recommended for patients who suffer from HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B or C, or lupus.

• If you’ve used Accutane within the last year or Retin-A within the last three months, you should not have a chemical face peel.

• If you’ve received any other type of cosmetic surgery, such as Botox or filler injections, within the last 30 days, chemical peels are not recommended.

You should use mild cleansers following a chemical face peel, since your skin is going to be sensitive. For deeper chemical peels, we recommend using Vaseline or Aquaphor for several days following the procedure.

As the top provider of safe and comfortable chemical peels, Anti Aging Clinic will do everything to ensure that you receive proper follow-up care on top of providing a clean environment for a chemical peel in Toronto.


Ellis, C., “Tips and tricks for getting the most out of a chemical peel,” Gambit web site, September 14, 2014;

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