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.