Peel Season is Officially Here! 

Why choose The Perfect Derma™ Peel?

Chemical peels are an excellent way to rejuvenate your skin by removing the topmost dead layers and revealing fresh, healthy skin. With THE PERFECT DERMA™ PEEL, you can achieve a more refined complexion and a natural glow that lasts longer than typical day spa treatments.

Unlike superficial peels offered at day spas, medical-grade peels like The Perfect Derma Peel use safe and well-known acids in low percentages to minimize the risk of side effects and ensure great results for all skin types and ethnicities.

Patients are advised to undergo a series of three Peels for optimal results, which can dramatically reduce signs of aging and improve skin texture and tone. While no provider can guarantee specific results from a single procedure, PERFECT DERMA™ PEEL patients often report significant improvements in tone, texture, and overall appearance after undergoing the recommended series.

To get the most out of your chemical peel, properly prep your skin and schedule your appointments to ensure a stress-free process and optimal results.

 Steps for an easy Peel Process:


  1. Talk to your provider about your home skin care routine when booking your appointment.

Let the medical professional know if you are using retinoids. If so, you'll want to discontinue them for three days before your peel to avoid excess irritation. You'll also want to avoid other cosmetic procedures in the weeks before your peel, so let your provider know if you are planning anything more potent than a facial

  1. Protect yourself against a cold sore outbreak. 

Are you prone to cold sores? They're very common and affect 80% of the population. Chemical procedures can trigger an outbreak, which is the last thing you want to deal with when your skin is peeling!

Be sure to ask your doctor for an antiviral to be taken several days before your peel to avoid getting a cold sore.

  1. Take a break from your workout.

Peels cause a controlled, minor injury to the skin to stimulate the growth of healthy new skin cells. For this reason, avoiding sweating or heating your skin is ideal, as the peel application causes temporary inflammation, and you don't want to make it worse. You can safely practice gentle yoga (no hot yoga!), stretch or take a walk, etc., as long as you don't sweat. Skip the swimming pool, hot tub, and saunas until your skin is completely healed.

  1. Show up to your appointment with a clean face and a hat.

Skip makeup to your appointment, especially if you plan to peel the skin around the eyes. It's optional but will make your prep quicker and easier. Makeup and other products affect the way the peel penetrates, and even though your doctor or esthetician will clean and prep your skin, it's helpful to come with a bare face.

Since you will not apply any products after the peel application (not even SPF), it's a good idea to wear a hat on your drive home or back to the office.


  1. Follow Instructions


Bella Medical Products has created a protocol that supports your process and results. Our protocol has been used successfully by patients of all ages and all skin types.

Please read each step in the patient take-home booklet and follow the recommendations. It is essential to use both post-peel towelettes at home. It is equally important to use plenty of SPF beginning on day two and to use our post-peel moisturizer (included in your patient take-home kit) once the peeling begins.

Protecting your skin from irritation during the exfoliation process is essential, so avoid all harsh products, AHAs, and tretinoin. You should also avoid hot water, scrubbing, and your Clarisonic brush. Do not pull at or remove peeling skin, as this can cause scarring.

Be Patient! The dead skin will slough off when you wash your skin.

The results will be worth it.

If you need more clarification or concerns, please call your provider directly for advice. We cannot provide personal medical advice over the phone, so don't hesitate to contact the medical professional who performed your peel for personalized follow-up care.

  1. Avoid any important work or social plans on Days 3-6 post peel.


"Day 1" is the day of your peel appointment. Most patients look okay, if a bit sunburned, on the day of the peel, though they sometimes feel minor irritation. On Day 2, the skin may feel sensitive and tight, but makeup can be used to hide pinkness or blotchiness.

Most patients peel visibly on Days 3-4 or even days 3-6, especially first-timers, so it's not the best time to go on a first date or make a sales presentation at work.

Instead, have your girlfriends over for dinner, a movie, or game night, or curl up with that great book you've meant to finish. Since your skin will be more sensitive to the sun for at least a few weeks, don't plan a peel before a tropical getaway or other sunny destination vacation.

If peeling before an important reunion, wedding, or other event, we advise having your peel two weeks or more before your event – even longer if it's your wedding!

  1. Protect your skin and prolong your Peel Treatment results with the right products.


To ensure the best possible results and avoid hyperpigmentation, be extra vigilant with daily use of a broad spectrum SPF the first week post peel, and ideally for life. Makeup with SPF added is not adequate protection. This is the most important thing you can do to enjoy healthy, beautiful skin for life at any age. Remember to apply a generous amount of SPF 30 or above before leaving the house. We recommend Mineral Perfection SPF 30.

Ask your peel provider about adding The Perfect A or The Perfect B to your daily skin care regimen to help enhance and prolong your peel results. 

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