The name of this treatment can be off-putting for some people. They hear the words “chemical” and “peel” and run a mile. How can a treatment with the words chemical and peel in its name be good for your skin? Well here’s the thing, a skin peel isn’t just good for your skin – it’s amazing for your skin!
One of the most popular skincare treatments at our clinic, chemical skin peels are popular with clients of all ages, partly due to their ability to improve a variety of skin issues including acne, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
The treatment effectively provides you with an instant fresh face, exfoliating and removing a layer of skin to enable and encourage the growth of new, healthier skin through the stimulation of collagen production.
You’ve seen the results, but what can you expect before, during and after a chemical skin peel treatment?
Before The Treatment
In the days prior to a chemical skin peel, it is important to refrain from using exfoliating products. Rigorous daily exfoliation plus a chemical skin peel is a lot for the skin to handle. After all, the purpose of the chemical skin peel is to provide a deep exfoliation so it’s best to give your skin a break prior to treatment.
Ensure to maintain the recommended daily water intake and regularly moisturise the skin to ensure it is hydrated. Hydrated skin reacts best to treatment so this is a crucial step.
Don’t Plan Any Big Events
You will need to allow your skin some time to heal after the treatment, as with many skincare treatments, so try not to plan to have a chemical skin peel directly before a big event or special occasion.
Seek Specialist Advice To Choose The Right Peel
There are different types of chemical peels available – Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Pyruvic Acid are three such peels – and you need to get the right one for your skin. Book a consultation with a skincare expert to ensure you undergo the correct treatment for your skin.
During The Treatment
Your skincare specialist will cleanse your skin and ensure it is in the condition that it needs to be for the peel to be applied. Your practitioner will then apply the peel and monitor it as it begins to dry to ensure there are no adverse reactions. Once the peel begins to dry, you may experience a tingling sensation due to the composition of the peel.
After this, the peel is neutralised with appropriate aftercare products to ensure effective results and to protect the skin.
After The Treatment
Be Careful With Your Choice of Skincare
Your practitioner will advise on the specific products that you should use in the immediate days after having a chemical peel treatment to ensure fast, effective healing and the best results.
Your Skin Can Stay Peeling
The skin can stay peeling for anywhere between 3 and 10 days after treatment, depending on the type of skin peel, before the new layer of skin is revealed.
Ensure to keep the skin cool and hydrated to reduce the possibility of inflammation. Ensure to use SPF too to protect from the sun.
Are you ready to take the step to healthier skin and get a peel? If so, get in touch with us today as we’d be happy to talk you through your options.