The Benefits of Chemical Peels & What To Expect

We all want perfect skin, even if it means throwing some acids on our face to get rid of our imperfections and wrinkles.

Luckily, there’s a huge selection of peels that address most, if not all, skin concerns. Even if you have SENSITIVE or DRY skin. There are lighter, less irritating and hydrating peels for those who suffer from this “picky skin” nuisance. (Trust me, I’m in this spectrum)

Chemical peels not only help with aging or fine lines, they can be customized to address multiple skin concerns.

What Chemical Peels Treat:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven Skin tone
  • Clogged Pores & Acne
  • Rough & Dull Skin
  • Early Signs of Aging
  • Dry Skin
  • Slow Cell Renewal (your skin takes forever to heal)

*Results of Chemical Peels:

  • Improves Skin Barrier
  • Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Smooths Skin Texture (dramatically)
  • Increases Cell Renewal 
  • Improves Hydration & Dry Skin
  • Unclogs Pores
  • (Potential) Collagen Stimulation

Even though you will see results with just one chemical peel, don’t expect the first one to solve all your problems. It usually takes a few peels to achieve optimal results.

Will it burn? Does it hurt?

No. You may feel slight tingling but if done accordingly, it won’t hurt. Your esthetician should be asking how your skin is feeling between every step of the way.

How To Prepare:

If this will be your first time receiving a chemical peel, make sure your skin barriers can handle it. (Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate) There are at home peel products that can help prepare your skin as well. This will enable the professional peels to penetrate the targeted areas more thoroughly and evenly.

It is recommended for first time clients that they receive only ONE layer. (Regular clients usually receive up to 5 layers) But after every 4-6 weeks (depending which peel you receive) you can build up your layers, enhancing your results.

How To Take Care Of Your Skin After Receiving The Peel:

It is extremelyyy important to follow the post instructions given to you post treatment. This may include:

  • Avoid sweating, physical activity, saunas
  • No exfoliation 3-4 days
  • NO DIRECT SUN (or tanning)
  • Do not pick at the skin that is flaking
  • Moisturize

Skin should return back to normal after 7-10 days. This is when you can go back to your regular skin care routine.

Can I Receive A ChemicalPeel if I Have __________?

You may not if you have any of the following contraindications:

  • Preganancy
  • Active Herpes Simplex
  • Inflamed Rosacea & Acne
  • Any Infectious Disease
  • Sun Burn
  • Irritated Skin
  • Open Sores
  • Taking Photosensitive Medications

Be sure to be open with your skin therapist. They are there to improve your current skin situation. Even if you find out you can’t receive a peel, there are other treatment options they may suggest for you.

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