The chemical peel treatment has been thoroughly explained. I realize that no promises or guarantees have been made. I understand that the treatment may be repeated several times to achieve complete satisfaction. I understand that this treatment is voluntary on my part. My signature below indicates that I have agreed to receive the chemical peel treatment(s).
An acid solution is used to peel away the skin’s damaged outer layers. The new cells and collagen are stimulated during the healing process to produce a smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin surface. A peel does not eliminate sagging or excess skin. Each treatment is customized for patient skin type, specific problem areas and the delicate areas of the face. The depth of the peel is dependent on the concentration and type of acid, the duration of contact, and a person’s skin type and sensitivity.
I have stated that:
- I have not used prescription topicals (Retin-A), abrasive scrubs or strong exfoliants 3-5 days before treatment.
- No prolonged sun exposure 2 weeks prior to or 2 weeks post treatments.
- I will be using sun protection of at least SPF 15 whenever outdoors and will re-apply
- I am currently not taking or using any medications that are contraindicated to receiving
a chemical peel. i.e. ACCUTANE, antibiotics
Superficial peels are topical exfoliants applied to the skin to soften the dead skin layer and exfoliate the skin. Stimulating cell turnover will help to restore the skin to a more youthful appearance. Many skin conditions can be improved when receiving a series of peels. Fine lines will be softened, dull skin will appear more radiant, rough or uneven skin will become smoother. Sun-damaged skin or blotchy skin will even out. Acne scarring may be softened. Because these peels are superficial there is no downtime.
I understand that anytime the skin barrier is compromised there is a small risk of infection. I will contact the therapist immediately should this happen.
I understand that following the treatment my skin may appear red and feel like it has a mild sunburn. Possible side effects include and are not limited to: slight or extreme redness, swelling, stinging, itchy, tenderness, dry or flaking skin. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM NOT TO PICK THE FLAKING SKIN AS THIS COULD CAUSE UNWANTED PIGMENTATION. Most side effects will gradually diminish over time as healing may take several days or longer.
The chemical peel treatment has been fully explained and any questions or concerns have been addressed. I acknowledge that no guarantee has been given to me as to the condition of the complexion, skin pore size, wrinkles or the percentage of improvement expected following treatment, due to each individual's unique reactions. I understand that no specific results are guaranteed. I authorize the taking of clinical photographs for my medical record, to be used for scientific purposes both in publication and presentations. I understand my identity will be protected.
BY SIGNING BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND THEREBY CONSENT AND AGREE TO THE TREATMENT WITH ITS ASSOCIATED RISK. I HEREBY CONSENT TO RECEIVE A CHEMICAL PEEL.