Chemical Peel Aftercare Instructions

Immediately after your chemical peel you may notice a few of the following things:

  • Burning
  • Tightness
  • Redness
  • Itchiness

Things to Avoid:

  • Washing your face with hot water
  • Touching, peeling, scratching, and scrubbing off the dry skin. This can cause scabbing and discoloration. Allow the dry skin to shed off naturally and only trim off the dead skin. DO NOT pull off the dry skin yourself.
  • Applying makeup on the day the peel is performed and preferably for one week.
  • Going in the sun without SPF50 Sunblock or a hat
  • Going in a sauna or steam room for 10 days
  • Using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for 10 days
  • Facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatments, microneedling, and microdermabrasion for three weeks after treatment.
  • Exfoliating with chemical or physical exfoliators for 10 days.
  • Leaving your hair down and having your hair touch your face. We recommend that you keep your hair tied back for the peeling process.


Do not apply any moisturizer, day cream, night cream, serum, eye cream within the first 7 days after your peel. This will disturb the natural peeling process and can alter your results.

Cold Sores

There may be a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of cold sores in patients with a previous history. If you get cold sores after a treatment, please contact us or your primary care physician for review.

Download the English instructions here: Medical Grade Chemical Peel Aftercare Instructions (English Version)

Download the Spanish instructions here: Medical Grade Chemical Peel Aftercare Instructions (Spanish Version)

Meet Dr. Nadir Qazi

While growing up in Chicago, I struggled for years with severe acne and scarring. Dealing with constant comments about my skin, especially from friends and family, wasn’t easy. That feeling of isolation and defeat hit me hard. Many around me were in the same position, yet there were very limited solutions available. This led me to determine my mission: to tirelessly build a unique medical practice where compassion meets science, providing proper care for every overlooked skin type and tone. At my Center, my team and I offer only clinically proven treatments that I have personally researched. My goal is to help others achieve their dreams, breaking free from the constraints of their physical appearance, and to be the support I needed the most.

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