Chemical Peel Contraindication

Chemical Peel Contraindication

  • Isotretinoin medication in the past year (Retin a & similar) CAUTION: Accutane must not be taken for at least 6 months post peel treatment. There are reports of scarring in people who have taken Accutane after a peel.
  • Previous peel treatment within 2-4 weeks (depending on severity of peel)
  • Skincare with Vitamin A, Vitamin C or salicylic acid – break for 3 days prior next peel
  • Previous reaction to a peel or dermabrasion treatment
  • Photosensitivity
  • Viral infections: warts, herpes / herpetic breakout
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Bacterial infections: impetigo contagiosum, staphylococcal sycosis
  • Fungal infection
  • Cavernous angiomas
  • Broken skin / open wounds or suspicious lesions
  • Keloid or hypertrophic scars (raised or large scars)
  • Antibiotics within 2-4 weeks
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Surgery in treated area (within 3 months)
  • History or Skin cancer
  • Moles (suspicious)
  • History of Radiotherapy / Chemotherapy
  • Sunburn or significant sun exposure in the last 2 weeks
  • Surgery or cryosurgery within the last six weeks in treatment area
  • Botox in treated area (in last 4 weeks)
  • Cysts and warts

Essence Massage & Spa

  • 1980 Robertson Road, Road #205 Nepean
    *We are located in Bells Corners next to Scotiabank, on the second floor

  • 613 596 9333