Epionce Skin Peel General Information and Aftercare


Epionce Skin Peel General Information & Aftercare

We at Clear Medical, have chosen and for numerous years continue to use the Epionce peel system as it is scientifically researched and proven to be effective in line with our ethos requirements. The Epionce peel was developed by a dermatologist and scientist that has invested his life into ensuring that his product range appeals to those who need it and meets our standards too.

The information provided within this document should be followed by all patients prior to receiving Epionce Peel™ treatment and after the treatment is administered. It is crucial to the health of your skin and the success of your treatment that you read and follow ALL guidelines contained in this document.

Purpose: The peel is superficial and is designed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

We cannot treat/test your skin if you:

  • Have experienced “holiday” sun exposure in the last 4 weeks and/or have a tan.
  • Have a cold/flu/infection or have any symptoms of being rundown/exhausted (or within the last week).
  • The peel treatment SHOULD NOT be used on patients with active cold sores.
  • Skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis, or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated.
  • Inform the aesthetician if you have any history of herpes simplex.
  • You should also not have a peel treatment if you have a history of allergies, rashes, and other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components of this treatment.
  • This peel should not be performed on patients with an allergy to salicylates i.e. aspirin.
  • This peel is also not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year, or have received chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
  • Epionce Peel™ should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.
  • Had or expecting to have any other medical/cosmetic procedure over any part of your body on the same day.


At least one week before your peel: Avoid these products and/or procedures prior to your chemical peel:

  • Electrolysis.
  • Waxing.
  • Depilatory creams.
  • Laser hair removal (IPL)/any other cosmetic treatment.

Two to four days before your peel stop using:

  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin (Adapalene 0.1%), Tazorac.
  • Any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHAs, or benzyl peroxide.
  • Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating.
  • Please ensure that you are delicate with the surface of the skin which is to be treated. If you are unsure of anything that may irritate your skin, please check with us prior to your booking.

Inform your therapist if you are using/have ever used:

  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin (Adapalene 0.1%), Tazorac (or within the last 6 months).
  • Any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHAs, or benzyl peroxide.
  • Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating.
  • Antibiotics orally or topically.
  • St Johns’ Wort or any known product that makes your skin sensitive to light (within the last 3 months).
  • Steroid creams prescribed by your GP.
  • Any prescribed skin treatment creams.
  • Gold Medications – gold salt injections for arthritis prevention
  • Or have used Roaccutane or isotretinoin (within the last 6 months)
  • Have ever used tanning products such as beta-carotene supplements or gummy bears.

Inform your therapist if you have any of the following:

  • Have a history of melanoma or any other form of skin cancer.
  • Have susceptibility to cold sores
  • Have open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis, or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated.
  • Individuals with a history of allergies, rashes, and or other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to infection/spots.
  • Women who are planning pregnancy.
  • If you are going on holiday and expect sun exposure within the next four weeks.
  • Suffer from Vitiligo or have a history of keloid scarring.
  • Poorly controlled diabetes, suffer from porphyria or epilepsy.
  • Have had any surgery or minor surgery (within the last 6 months)
  • Have had any other medical/cosmetic procedure over the treatment area (within the 6 months)
  • If you expect or are thinking of having any other medical/cosmetic procedure over the treatment area (in the next 6 months).


After treatment, the skin will be cleansed, and nourished and a barrier applied to the area (SPF to protect the skin from environmental sensitisation) Please use the time with your practitioner to freely ask about what to expect after treatment.

After your peel, it is crucial to the health of your skin and the success of your peel that these guidelines are followed:

  • BE DELICATE WITH THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN AREA THAT HAS BEEN TREATED. Please do not rub with a towel, your hands, or any other device/product/tool.
  • It is imperative that you use a mild moisturiser/sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20/Clear Medical Tone & Defence Skin Oil on a regular basis to ensure the skin is hydrated (take care to be as delicate as possible) For optimality the skin should be kept well hydrated at all times. If you look at the skin and it appears to not look “normal” apply a little cream/oil imagining there is a feather on your skin that you want to gently touch and not move (please ask for what we approve, though you will get complimentary samples with your treatment).
  • Avoid direct sunlight for at least 1 week. Patients with hypersensitivity to the sun should take extra precautions to guard against exposure immediately following the procedure as they may be more sensitive following the peel and we advise that sun exposure is avoided for at least 4 weeks post-treatment.
  • Be conscious of not touching your face during the day to avoid abrasion/damage.
  • In rare cases, the treated skin may be more red than usual for 2-3 days. Please avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, smoking, hot temperatures (saunas/hot showers)/ extreme colds (cycling for leisure/prolonged outdoor exposure, due to the risk of windburn). Also, try to rest and drink more water during this time.
  • Approximately 48 hours after the treatment your skin will begin to peel (on average, some individuals peel a few days later, and we have had rare where the peeling effects have started after a week). This peeling will generally last 2-5 days (the most prominent peeling). DO NOT PRICK OR PULL THE SKIN WHEN VISIBLE PEELING IS PRESENT. The skin may be drier than usual for a couple of weeks post-treatment, as natural shedding (desquamation) of the skin has been accelerated.
  • When washing your face, use cool water (at least tepid), and do not scrub. Use a gentle or mild skin cleanser, preferably one not containing soap.
  • Apply delicately a light moisturiser as often as needed to relieve the dryness or tightness of the skin that may be experienced.
  • Do not have another facial treatment for at least 4 weeks after your peel.
  • You may resume the regular use of Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) products or bleaching creams ONLY after the peeling process is complete (there is no experienced dryness that is not “normal”)

Adverse Experiences Which May Occur

Adverse experiences that have been reported with skin peel within the industry sector to be aware of, which may occur after your peel: It is common and expected that your skin will be red, possibly itchy, and/or irritated. It is also possible that other adverse experiences (side effects) may occur. Although rare, the following adverse reactions have been reported: skin breakout or acne, rash, dark spots, swelling, and burning. Please call/email us immediately if you have any unexpected problems after the procedure.

Lack of effect: Although most people experience peeling of their facial skin, not every patient notices that their skin peels after this procedure. The lack of peeling is NOT an indication that the peel was unsuccessful. If you do not notice actual peeling, please note that you are still receiving all the benefits of the peel, such as stimulation of collagen production, improvement of skin tone/texture, diminishment of fine lines, and pigmentation.

There are a number of reasons why a patient may not have peeling or may experience minimum peeling. The reasons may include:

  • Having peels regularly with short intervals between peels.
  • Frequent use of Retin-A, AHA or other peeling agents prior to the Epionce Peel™ treatment.
  • Severe sun damage.

Appropriate skin evaluation by your skincare professional prior to your peel is important and will help predict the outcome of your peel. Please understand that the Epionce Peel™ treatment is not an exact science and the degree of improvement is variable.

We also recommend for the months following treatment:

  • The skin should not be exposed to UV (sun exposure or tanning beds for at least 4 weeks following treatment. Use of an SPF 50 plus is advised for when you are outside and in the sun for very short periods (i.e., necessary for daily life), however sunbathing/sitting in the sun/tanning beds/prolonged sun exposure should be avoided altogether no matter what sunblock you are using for at least 4 weeks following the treatment. (Please ask about the brands we stock/recommend).
  • We advise that sun protection (SPF 30-50) is worn even if you are not outside(UV radiation is the non-visible spectrum of light and travels at low concentrations even at night . Therefore, the treatment increases UV sensitivity, so to be on the safe side please apply).
  • Wash with cool water (at least tepid) and not too hot.
  • Apply topical products with care to avoid skin barrier disruption.
  • Do not use any creams, lotions, or prescribed treatment on the treatment area without consulting your practitioner, if you are intending to have a course of treatments.
  • The treatment area should not be picked, scratched, or rubbed vigorously at any point throughout your treatment course. Be delicate with the surface of your skin being treated.
  • If before or after treatment, your skin feels dry, please apply delicately small amounts of a light moisturiser regularly throughout the day
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet with adequate quality hours of sleep.
  • Drink plenty of water (we recommend 2-3 litres per day depending on workload and heat stress). Hydrated bodies are efficient at clearing out toxins.
  • Take time for a few minutes of breathing daily and practice kind introspection.

If you have any questions or queries about anything prior to your first treatment, anything experienced post-treatment, or during the treatment course, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In an emergency please call 07527 296 919 or email info@clearmedical.co.uk and we endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. We are here to help, advise and ensure that your treatment is safe and effective.