Ghada Y. Afifi, MD, FACS
Board Certified Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Instructions for ZO 3- Step Peel

General Patient Guidelines After ZO 3-Step Peel

1. AVOID washing face or treated area for at least 5 hours after the peel. Preferably, wait to wash face until the morning after the peel.

 

2. The day after the peel:

     a. Wash face or treated area with the cleanser from your ZO daily skin care program. Wash face gently for 30-40 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

     b. Apply entire packet of Retinol Crème.

     c. Apply a thin layer of Revitatrol

 

3. After care instructions and guidelines:

     a. Revitatrol may be applied 3 times daily or more often if needed.

     b. Redness, stinging, itching, mild swelling, flaking and peeling are all normal signs after the peel and vary based on patient responses.

     c. Exfoliation generally will start 2-3 days after treatment and ends by approximately day 5.

     d. AVOID rubbing, scratching, peeling or picking the skin with your fingers while healing.

     e. AVOID direct sun exposure for at least 7-10 days following the peel. Sunscreen may be used after the skin has completely healed.

     f. Besides the Retinol Crème, do not use alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products until the skin is healed.

     g. AVOID running water directly on your face while showering.

     h. AVOID strenuous exercise and sweating until skin is completely healed.

     I. AVOID procedures, such as facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion and lasers until skin is fully healed.

 

4. After skin is healed, return to your daily ZO Skin Health Program.

 

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