Chemical Peel Consent

To the CLIENT: You have a right to be informed about your condition and its treatment, so that you may decide whether or not to undergo the procedure after knowing the risks and hazards involved. This disclosure is not meant to scare or alarm you; it is simply an effort to make you better informed so you may give, or withhold, your consent for treatment.

I voluntarily request that my practitioner perform the Medical Strength Peel procedure. I acknowledge having been informed that this cosmetic procedure is intended to remove surface layers of the skin to improve the vitality of the skin.

Medical strength peels, despite their high levels of efficacy and safety, are not free of side effects. Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) of the treated area can occur but usually subsides within a few hours but can last up to seven days or longer. Irritation, itching, and/or mild burning sensation or pain similar to sunburn may occur within 48 hours of treatment.

Pigmentary changes such as hyper pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation of the skin in the treated areas can occasionally occur. Mostly it is transient, lasting up to six months, but in rare cases it can be permanent. These pigmentary changes may occur despite appropriate protection from the sun so it is important to use sunscreen of SPF 25 or greater when exposed to the sun.

I understand complications can include white heads, cold sores, infection, scarring, numbness and permanent discoloration, particularly in people with dark skin.

No guarantee, warranty, or assurance has been made to me as to the results that may be obtained. I am aware that follow-up treatments may be necessary for desired results. Most patients require a number of treatments over several months with gradual results occurring over this time. Clinical results will vary per patient. I agree to adhere to all safety precautions and regulations during the treatment. No refunds will be given for treatments received.

I have read and understand the Pre and Post-Treatment Instructions. I agree to follow these instructions carefully. I understand that compliance with recommended pre and post procedure guidelines are crucial for healing, prevention of scarring, and other side effects and complications such as hyper pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, and other skin textural changes.