The procedure will cause swelling of the treated areas and may be uncomfortable. The treated skin will turn red, blister, crust and peel (much like a bad sun burn before it gradually heals). The peeling usually lasts about a week, although it may last longer for some patients.
I understand there is a risk of development temporary or permanent pigment (color) changes in the skin. This is minimized by protecting the treated areas from sun with sun block, hats, gloves or appropriate clothing for several months after the procedure.
If you have had cold sores or fever blisters (herpes) in the past this procedure may cause a breakout. Prescription medications like Acyclovir, Famvir or Valtrex should be taken by everyone undergoing a chemical peel and used in higher doses by patients with known HSV antibiotics.
Bacterial infections of the skin (impetigo) or the appearance of acne can occur during the recovery from a chemical peel. All patients must use oral and/or topical antibiotics.
Wind and sun sensitivity can be persistent.
There is a rare incidence of allergy to the creams used after the peel. You must call the office (702) 360-6686 for instructions if you are having itching, pain, or swelling that seems to be caused by the applying the creams to the treated areas.
There is a rare incidence of scarring. Do not have this procedure if you have a history of bad scars or keloids.
CONSENT FOR PROCEDURE
I consent to the treatment known as a TCA chemical peel. I understand this is an elective office procedure, for the purpose of improving the smoothness, texture, pigmentation and tone of the skin.
I consent to photographs for my medical record and/or education purposes. You will not be identified by name in any photos.
The actual degree of improvement cannot be predicted or guaranteed.
The treatment has been explained to me, and I have had the opportunity to ask questions. I understand the treatment, treatment goals, aftercare instructions and risks of this procedure.