General Information and Post-Operative Care: Deep Chemical Peels or Laser Resurfacing

Downloadable Instructions

Items Needed:

  • Prescription medications
  • Alastin Procedure Enhancement System Kit
  • Alastin Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm
  • Lab work (if under general anesthesia)

Before Your Procedure


1 Week Prior to Your Procedure

  1. Discontinue the Perfect Derma cleanser, Perfect Bleaching Cream (hydroquinone 4%), Perfect A (tretinoin 0.1%), and any other acids (ie. salicylic acid).
  2. Do not tan or use any sunless tanning products two weeks before your procedure.
  3. Alastin Skincare Procedure Enhancement System
    Skin Preparation: Start 7-14 Days Pre-Procedure
    Preparing and stimulating the skin achieves the most optimal condition prior to a cosmetic procedure. Using the proper skin care 7–14 days prior to a cosmetic procedure creates healthier skin that supports the renewal of skin post-procedure.

    • Morning:
      1. Cleanse with Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
      2. Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology™
      3. Apply Ultra Light Moisturizer with TriHex Technology™
      4. Apply SilkSHIELD All-Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunscreen
    • Evening:
      1. Cleanse with Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
      2. Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology™
      3. Apply Ultra Light Moisturizer with TriHex Technology™

We always recommend doing a patch test prior to using any new product.
Place a small amount of product on the side of your neck, wait for 12-24 hrs and look for a reaction. If any redness or irritation occurs discontinue using the product.

The Day Before Your Procedure

If you were prescribed Doxycycline, Keflex, Augmentin, Valcyclovir, or Sineech you will need to start taking the medication the day before your procedure.

The Day of the Procedure

  1. Cleanse your face with mild soap the morning of your procedure and leave the skin free of makeup.
  2. If you have long hair and/or bangs you may want to bring something to secure the hair away from the forehead area.
  3. If oral sedation or general anesthesia is used you will need to make arrangements for a responsible party to drive you after the procedure.
  4. If you wear contact lenses they will need to be removed prior to your procedure, please bring your contact case or wear your glasses to your appointment.
  5. Bring your pain and nausea medication with you to surgery.

After Your Procedure


Important: Never Let The Treatment Site(S) Get Dry!

  1. Day 1: Immediately After Procedure:
    1. Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology™
    2. Apply Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm
  2. Evening of Procedure:
    1. Cleanse with Gentle Cleanser- As directed by provider
    2. Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology™
    3. Apply Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm
  3. Daily Product Usage for Days 2-10 after the procedure: If the neck, chest or other areas of the body were treated, this process could take up to two weeks
    • Morning:
      1. Cleanse with Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
      2. Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology™
      3. Apply Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm 2-3 times a day or as needed
    • Evening
      1. Cleanse with Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
      2. Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology
      3. Apply Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm
  4. Daily Product Usage Day 10 and beyond the following procedure:
    • Morning/Evening:
      1. Cleanse with Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
      2. Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar™ with TriHex Technology™
      3. Apply Ultra Light Moisturizer with TriHex Technology™*
      4. Morning Only- reapply every 2 hours if sun exposure: Apply SilkSHIELD All-Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunscreen
  5. 7-10 days following the procedure, or when all the sloughing is complete, you may also begin to use cover-up and/or make-up on the procedure site(s).
  6. Once the skin heals, usually in about 7-14 days, it will be rather pink and somewhat dry. This is normal. The pink color usually fades in 2-6 months. Remember to use your moisturizer daily.
  7. Avoid activity that causes sweating for 7-14 days
  8. 4-6 weeks post-op resume use of hydroquinone, tretinoin, and pre-procedure skincare regimen.
  9. Best way to upkeep your results: consult with your licensed esthetician on a customized skincare regimen and monthly facial treatments.