After treatment, you must wash your face twice a day with cold water - adding a teaspoon of vinegar – and then dab dry.
Treated skin must be medicated with an oily solution, such as white stringy vaseline, and an antibiotic cream to keep skin moist.
In the days following treatment, the dead skin begins to come away and swelling may appear in the form of oedema, however this should not cause alarm.
The best advice for this period is to keep face movements to a minimum, and to sleep with your head in a raised position.
To avoid complications, it is essential that you allow exfoliation to follow its natural course, without intervening to peel away strips of skin or scabs arbitrarily that could result in scarring.
During the healing period it is best to avoid any kind of physical effort or sweating, so as not to compromise the normal regeneration process.
When exfoliation has completed, the skin appears pink-red, shiny and sensitive, and should be cared for with moisturising creams.
The redness disappears in 2 to 4 weeks. Makeup can be applied 2-3 days after the skin has regenerated. For at least 8 weeks, a total sun screen must be used when exposing your skin to the sun.
Once the skin’s normal colour returns, it can be subjected to a new treatment only after 3 to 4 months.
Complications that may appear following peeling include:
- burning sensation
- more evident acne lesions
- bullous eruption
- bacterial infections
All these undesirable side-effects disappear in a short time and do not result in serious or permanent damage.