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Re: All about PEELS
Nov 26, 2002
Hi JoeK,

You have made a good choice to start with the Lactic Acid.

1. Can I use the peel if I have active acne?
Yes, Even Cleopatra used lactic acid from sour milk to lessen lines and blemishes on her face.

2. Can I use it on the neck, too?
Yes, neck, chest and back of hands.

3. Do I need to use CP Serum along with the peel?
No, you donít have to use the CP Serum with your peels. It is a good idea to use the CP Serum with your peels.

4. Do I need to wash my face with soap before the peel? Is Cetaphil Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin OK?
Yes, I believe Cetaphil is soap free?? Although I donít personally like Cetaphil, it seems to leave a buildup on my skin. I would recommend Purpose or Neutrogena facial bars. Your kit will come with a pH Solution to apply before the peel also. But it is very important to use the right soap free cleanser.

5. Can I use Cetaphil Moisturizer & Sunscreen after the peel?
Yes, Cetaphil Moisturizer and Sunscreen shouldnít have any AHAís or BHAís in it. You donít want to use anything that has any AHAís or BHAís in it; immediately after a peel.

6. Shave before peel?
Try to avoid shaving the day of your peel.

7. Can I still use topical stuff before/afterward (such as Benzamycin)?
I donít know what Benzamycin is. Since you are using Lactic Acid the most non-irritating of the acids, I would stick to my regular regimen before and after your lactic peel. You may want to skip it the day of your peel.

? At least one day before your first lactic peel, stop using Retin-A and exfoliating sponges.

Basically the Only Person or Personís That Should Not Do a Peel If you have any of the following problems, a peel should not be done:

? Accutane use within the past six (6) months
? Active herpes simplex (cold sores)
? Facial Warts
? If you are now pregnant
? If you form keloid or hypertrophic scars
? If you have a history of sun allergies
? Recent radiation treatment for cancer
? Sun burn or significant sun exposure in the last two days
? Surgery or cryosurgery within the last month to the area that you plan to have peeled

Other than that you should not worry about anything.

Today is the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday...
Tif :)

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