A chemical peel is a great way to reveal fresher, tighter, younger looking skin. You have probably heard of this facial treatment and its benefits and risks from beauty magazines, friends, and family. Yet if you have not actually experienced a chemical peel for yourself, you may not be aware of what to expect when you go in for your appointment.
When you get a chemical peel, you will first talk to an aesthetician who will examine the condition of your skin and discuss your health and lifestyle with you. Based on this information, they will choose the right chemical peel for you. There are many different types of peels, including ones that are specifically designed for acne-prone skin or those for extra dry or sensitive skin.
Applying the Chemicals
Your face will first be cleansed, then the chemical chosen by the aesthetician will be carefully applied. It can give you a stinging feeling when the chemical is brushed onto your skin. A chemical peel usually does not cause severe pain, just mild discomfort. After the chemical is applied and left to set for a few minutes, it is rinsed away so that it does not peel more than desired.
After the Peel
Within one or two days after a chemical peel, your skin will begin to peel away. How much peeling you will experience depends on the intensity of the chemicals applied to your skin. Usually, only the uppermost layers are peeled away. The peeling will continue for several days, followed by a healing period where new skin begins to form. Within a week or two after your chemical peel, you will have smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.
If you are interested in trying a chemical peel for the first time, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.