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The glycolic peel process triggers the production of new collagen and elastin and, as a result, erases fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin discoloration, and improves skin texture.


Post Peel Instructions

1.  Generally, makeup can be applied immediately after treatment.

2.  Patients should avoid exercise for at least a few hours after each procedure.

3.  Patients should avoid direct sun exposure. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher should

     be used daily throughout the Glycolic Acid treatment program.

4.  Patients should wait one day after each application before resuming glycolic acid based 

     home care products. Patients experiencing irritation should discontinue use of home care

     products until skin has normalized.

5.  Patients should not use Retin-A® or any similar Vitamin A compound for at least 48 hours

     after treatment, unless directed.

6.  Immediately after the Vivité® Glycolic Chemical Facial Peel, it is not uncommon for patients

     to experience temporary skin dehydration ranging from mild dryness to slight crusting. In

     addition, some temporary discoloration may occur.

7.  Facial hair should not be waxed for at least 48 hours after treatment.

Pre-Glycolic Chemical Peel Instructions

1 .  Skin should be completely acclimated to Vivité® glycolic acid based home care products for at

     least two to three weeks prior to the patient’s first treatment.

2.  Patients should avoid using clay masks, scrubs, or additional exfoliating agents for at least 48

     hours prior to each treatment.

3.  Patients should not use self-tanning agents for at least 48 hours prior to each treatment.

4.  Patients should not use Retin-A® or any similar Vitamin A compound for at least 48 hours

     prior to each treatment.

5.  Patients should not undergo a peel procedure if she or he has a breakout of cold sores, fever

     blister, or herpes anywhere on the face prior to treatment.

6.  The Vivité® Glycolic Chemical Facial Peel procedure should not be performed on sunburned


7.  Patients should not have facial hair waxed within 48 hours before treatment. 

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