ZO 3-Step Peel is a powerfully effective method of treating melasma, sun damage, fine lines, dull skin, acne, post-inflammatory pigment, and uneven texture concerns. Heavy flaking will occur following treatment, so we recommend having this treatment 1 month prior to a special occasion. In some cases, patients will need to prep skin with a lightning cream before we will administer a peel treatment. Patients interested in peels should always come in for a consultation so we can best assess you and your skin care needs. You will experience peeling on average for 5-10 days after treatment. Patients must stop all exfoliants and retinoids one week prior to treatment, no exceptions.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
How Does the ZO 3-Step Peel Work?
- The first step is chemically exfoliating your skin with active ingredients such as 10% TCA (trichloroacetic acid), 17% Salicylic, and 5% Lactic Acid. We will apply several passes to the skin as tolerated in a safe and effective manner.
- The stimulating retinol crème is applied to the skin next to stimulate your cellular function, stimulate collagen at a deeper level, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, all while firming your skin.
- Lastly, we will apply a calming crème to minimize irritation and inflammation, while also restoring moisture. You will feel an instant calming effect on the skin after the peel is finished.
At Home Care, Following ZO 3-Step Peel
We ask that you leave the peel treatment on your skin for a minimum of 5 hours or wait until the following morning as tolerated.
Day 1 – Post Peel:
The following morning you will wash your skin with a gentle cleanser and apply the stimulating retinol packet given to you following treatment, as well as a thin layer of hydrating cream. No sunscreen is worn on this day, so we suggest you stay out of direct sunlight. At night, you will simply wash with a gentle cleanser and use a hydrating cream.
Day 2 – Post Peel:
Gentle wash & hydrating cream will be used during the morning and evening as well as sunscreen use again. You will continue this until all shedding is complete and there is no sensitivity.