For the ICP peel, you will be instructed to remove the peel mask at a particular time with the aid of a foaming gel. The following day you may experience redness and itchiness of the skin. A soothing skin recovery cream can be applied if this is the case. A regular twice daily routine of application of the foaming gel and recovery cream is required until day five. During this time, the redness should have receded and any peeling occurred. There then follows a regular skin care routine taking you up to 4 weeks. At all times it is essential that you apply sun block or make-up with SPF included.
Some peels leave a light frosting of the skin immediately afterwards. Skin shedding, however, should not occur until later. Redness for the first few days is followed by peeling for the subsequent two to three days. With deeper peels, the redness can persist for a number of weeks.
A small number of people may benefit from a further application of the peel. Superficial peels can be repeated regularly but deeper peels require a year between treatments.
Long-term skin maintenance with emollient, and sun protection when necessary, is recommended.