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Peel/Microdermabrasion Precautions

For Any condition that you’re unsure about including but not limited to: Extremely reactive skin, visible redness, irritation, inflammation, moderate to severe rosacea, acne flare ups, skin dehydration, or severe skin sensitivity: We recommend booking a signature facial at Vela first and consulting with one of our estheticians regarding eligibility for resurfacing treatments. We require a signed consent and liability waiver from all clients before each resurfacing treatment.


~Please Take A Moment To Fill Out Our Intake Form Before Your Appointment~

Contraindications that prevent eligibility for Peels/Microdermabrasion

  • The use of accutane or oral isotretinoin in the past 6-12 months. 

  • The use of prescription Keratolytics within the past 7 days including Retin-A/Renova, Tretinoin, Azelex (Azelaic Acid), Tazorac (Tazarotene), or Differin (Adapalene). 

  • The current use of Hydrocortisone.

  • The use of the sauna before or after your treatment. 

  • The current treatment for severe systemic or autoimmune conditions. You must consult with your physician prior to your treatment. 

  • Known Allergies or Sensitivities to some products or ingredients

  • The current treatment for facial skin disease or severe conditions by a dermatologist

  • History of Radiation to the region.

  • Laser Resurfacing or prior chemical peels or microdermabrasion within the past 2-4 weeks that may cause over-exfoliation or a skin reaction/ sensitivity.

  • Herpes Simplex or active outbreak/infection (consult with a physician)

  • History of Hypertrophic Scar Formation

  • Pregnancy and/or Breast Feeding 

  • Recent Cosmetic Injections within 1 week of treatment

  • Any recent cosmetic surgeries ( consult with a physician) 

  • Obsessive disorders that include picking the skin

  • Some peels might not be right for Diabetics ( Consult with a physician) 

  • Sun Burns or Wind Burns

  • Open Sores, broken skin, Suspicious blemishes, bleeding, or basal cell carcinoma



  • Resurfacing treatments can cause increased sensitivity to the skin depending on the client’s skin type/condition and their current at home regimen. Side effects may include (but are not limited to): stinging, itching, irritation, redness, swelling, tightness, peeling, and/or scabbing of the skin. 

  • Avoid all sun exposure, tanning beds, saunas, hot baths/showers, and hot tubs before and after. Only bathe and wash your face with warm water and a pH balanced cleanser. Do NOT pick, rub, or scrub the skin. This can lead to scarring and skin damage. 

  • Avoid all waxing and depilatories for 1 week before and up to 7 days after your treatment. Do not shave for at least 24 hours before and 48 hours after your treatment. 

  • Discontinue the use of any exfoliants, glycolic acid, AHA/BHA, and/or benzoyl peroxide ingredients for at least 24 hours before and 5-7 days after any resurfacing treatments. 

  • Discontinue the use of prescription vitamin A Keratolytic drugs for 7 days before and after treatment. 

  • SPF is recommended daily both before and after your treatment or hyperpigmentation and skin damage may occur. We recommend using an SPF 50 and/or something with HEV/Blue Light and Environmental protection such as our COOLA 360 products. 

  • If receiving a chemical peel, remove your contact lenses before the treatment. 

  • Peels aren’t for everyone. You are required to disclose any known allergies or sensitivities to products or skincare ingredients via intake form and/or consultation with our staff prior to your treatment. 

  • Your esthetician may choose not to complete this treatment due to health history, active allergies/sensitivities, skin type/condition, or other concerns from your intake process and may ask you to either reschedule your peel/microdermabrasion or consult with a physician before receiving a resurfacing treatment at Vela. 

  • Your esthetician will recommend a post treatment regimen. For stronger peels and depending on your skin, certain post treatment kits/ products may be mandatory. 

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