Chemical peels are an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment that involves putting a chemical solution on the skin to exfoliate and rejuvenate it. They can treat a range of skin concerns, including acne, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. If you are considering a chemical peel treatment, here is advice to help you prepare for and recover from the procedure.
Before the Treatment
Before your chemical peel treatment, there are several things you should do to prepare your skin. First, avoid any other facial treatments, such as waxing or dermaplaning, for at least a week before your appointment. These treatments can make the skin more sensitive and increase the risk of irritation during the chemical peel.
Second, stop using any exfoliating products or products containing retinol or glycolic acid for at least three days before your appointment. These products can increase skin sensitivity and make your skin more prone to irritation during the chemical peel.
Third, let your aesthetician know if you use prescription skincare products like tretinoin or Accutane. These medications can increase skin sensitivity and may need to be discontinued before treatment.
During the Treatment
During the chemical peel treatment, your aesthetician will apply a chemical solution to your skin, which will cause the top layer of your skin to peel off. This may cause temporary discomfort or stinging, but it should not be painful. If you experience pain, let your aesthetician know; they can adjust the treatment accordingly.
After the Treatment
After your chemical peel treatment, your skin will be more sensitive than usual and may be red or flaky for several days. Therefore, staying away from direct sunlight and heat and steam for at least 48 hours after your treatment is essential. You should also avoid exfoliating products or products containing retinol or glycolic acid for at least three days after your treatment.
To soothe your skin and promote healing, apply a gentle moisturizer and use cool compresses. It is also crucial to stay hydrated and avoid picking at any peeling skin, as this can cause scarring or infection.
Are You Considering a Chemical Peel Treatment?
If you want a chemical peel treatment, contact The K Spa today to schedule a consultation with one of our licensed aestheticians and learn more about our cosmetic services. We offer a range of chemical peel treatments to help you achieve smoother, glowing and more youthful-looking skin.
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