Our expert says:
Hi ‘Lost in Translation’, thank you for the question and my apologies for the delay with my answer.
I will presume that you had a superficial alphahydroxy or a betahydroxy acid chemical peel and will base my answers accordingly. One tends to get an improved result by ‘preparing’ the skin using topical alphahydroxy acids and vitamin A or its derivatives. This does not mean that the peels will not benefit your skin. I would stop the Differin Gel 1 week before any of the superficial chemical peels and following the treatment I recommend that you use a good SPF (50 or higher that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide applied several times daily); continue using your moisturizer and foam wash (unless sensitivity is experienced), but to stop the Clarifying Lotion for 10 days after the treatment. Minocyclin can be safely used while receiving superficial peels.
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