So you’ve made the decision to get a peel. You know all the ins-and-outs of what takes place during the treatment but do you know what to do before your facial peel or even after? Here’s how to make the most of your peel and ensure you get the full benefits and best result. Chemical peels are a customizable treatment, that require a topical chemical solution, that is applied to the treatment area. This created targeted exfoliation in the uppermost layers of the skin. The exfoliation causes the skins natural renewal process to take place, enhancing collagen and elastin production.
What will it Benefit:
- Active Acne
- Acne Scarring
- Fine lines/Wrinkles
- Sun damaged skin
- Crow’s Feet
- Large Pores
What to Expect?
3-4 days Before Your Facial Peel Treatment
Discontinue the use of topical retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol and other potentially irritating products.
If you have had any procedure such as IPL, laser or microdermabrasion, avoid having a peel treatment until your skin has completely healed.
After Your Facial Peel
Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling, are all normal reactions following a peel. The severity of these responses varies for each individual.
Exfoliation generally will start 2-3 days after treatment and ends by approximately day 5.
Avoid rubbing, scratching or peeling/picking the skin with your fingers while healing
For at least 7 to 10 days following the peel, avoid direct sun exposure to best allow your skin to fully heal. If at any time throughout the healing process direct sun exposure cannot be avoided, use a broad spectrum SPF 50 sun protection, as necessary. Apply very lightly and gently to avoid premature exfoliation.
Do not use alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products until the skin has fully healed.
You should also avoid running water directly on your face while showering for 24 hours
Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed.
Do not have any other procedures such as facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion and lasers until the skin has fully healed.
Once your skin has healed, return to the daily skin care program your medical aesthetician or physician would have recommended.