MSC Light Facial Peel Protocol :


The light chemical or facial peel technique offers a solution for acne, fine wrinkles, superficial scars, and hyper pigmentary changes. It is safe, inexpensive and efficaious producing  excellent results with high patient satisfaction due to little post operative care and no significant complications.


1- Once the patient is pre-operatively sedated, the face is scrubbed with a cleanser comprised of equal parts

    isopropyl alcohol 70% and Acetone to remove oil and any accumulated scales from the face.


2- The SLR alcoholic chemical peel containing equal parts of Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Resorcinol is slowly

    and carefully applied using a cotton-tipped applicator until a light blanching appears. Results depend upon

    the quantity used, pressure applied, the cleansing technique, and the frequency of treatments. The

    treatment maybe repeated at weekly intervals based on patient reaction and the outcome of each

    procedure. Sensitive mucous areas of the mouth corners, nose and eyes should not get in touch with

    the chemical peel. MSC/Pharmacy can provide Saline filled syringes each contains at least 10 mL of fluid

    to wash these areas in case of an accidental contact. To facilitate application and minimize the evaporation

    of the alcoholic content of the product, the required amount should be pourred into a small seconday

    container. Crystallized formations of the product contain much higher concentration of the chemical peel

    than the dissolved product and should not be applied to the skin.


3- The application of a chemical neutralizers such as normal saline in the form of a solution or ointment

    is reccommended after each procedure to help lessen the effects of erythema and desquamation that 

    subsequently occur shortly after the treatment. A bland form of an emollient cream can be used to

    enhace the healing process. MSC/Pharmacy can compound fragrance free and bland form of Sodium

    Chloride 0.9% Ointment and an emollient cream that can be dispensed to the patient to apply between



4- Antihistamines may be prescribed if intense itching is an issue. MSC/Pharmacy can incorporate customized

    strengths of Diphenhydramine in an emollient cream to help with pruritis. The patient should be instructed

    to avoid extremes of temperatue, to use sun block if needed and in general to avoid activities that would

    cause stress to the skin area. Make-up should not be worn until new pink skin is evident which can take five

    to 10 days to occur. Only then should the skin be covered with make-up. Even though the pink skin may

    fade within two to three weeks, redness may persists for a few months.



Kits containing the chemical peel along with the saline filled syringes, diphenhydramine cream,

sodium chloride 0.9% ointment, emollient cream and other neccessary supplies can be customized to

individually fit the needs of each patient and his or her clinician.

Please call one of pharmacists if you haveany questions or if you need help with any other chemical peel combinations. Our staff has over twenty years of experience in compounding and will be delighted to assist you in every possible way.