- Accutane: You must stop using Accutane for 6 months prior to using a chemical peel.
- Retin-A: You must stop using Retin-A 2 days prior, and 2 days following a chemical peel.
- Skin Cancer
- Chemical peels can interfere with skin cancer screening. Do not use a chemical peel if you have any signs of skin cancer without consulting your physician.
- Regardless, you must contact a dermatologist if you think you may have skin cancer.
Before a peel you will want to make sure it will be safe and effective. Here is a list of what changes may be necessary before you have a peel.