What To Expect After Your First Chemical Peel
Even though chemical peels have been around since the late 1800s they started gaining popularity in the 1960s and are now considered one of the most popular facial treatments on the market.
While the name sounds like a science experiment, it’s actually a revolutionary procedure that completely renews the skin, penetrating the deeper layers to kickstart collagen and elastin production and buffing, or peeling away, at the top layers of the skin revealing a healthy, fresh, youthful and glowing complexion.
Again, don’t let the name stop you from receiving this incredible skincare treatment, because it’s not as scary as it sounds.
Here at Neos MedSpa, we don’t just want to provide treatments like facials and chemical peels, we want to teach our clients and inform them on how each treatment works and the benefits of receiving them.
Let’s talk about the chemical peel process and what to expect after your first chemical peel.
Understanding Chemical Peels
The first thing to know about chemical peels is there are different levels of them, ranging from light to deep.
The different types of acidic solutions used in the different chemical peels are what determine the level of depth. There is no “one size fits all” chemical peel and here at Neos MedSpa, we take the time to analyze, discuss and decide which Low PH Peel treatment will be most beneficial for your skin needs.
A light chemical peel is sometimes called a “lunchtime peel” because it typically leaves little redness and inflammation and can be done once a month to maintain healthy, glowing skin.
A medium peel removes the skin cells from the outermost layers of the skin and helps to address deeper issues such as acne scarring, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, age spots, and sun damage.
A deep peel is the most penetrating and regenerating of the treatments because it can treat in terms of skin problems. Deep scarring, intense wrinkles and creases, precancerous growths, and more are treated with this deep peel.
Chemical Peel Process
Once you have decided which chemical peel treatment you’d like to receive, it’s time to start.
This is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment, which means no needles or surgical tools are used.
So how do chemical peels work? It’s actually a simple process but the magic is in the solution!
Your aesthetic professional will mix the acidic solution treatment and begin brushing it onto your skin (face, neck, chest, or back) and the entire process takes less than an hour to complete.
You may feel like your skin is tingling or feel a slight burning sensation, but it is nothing overwhelming or uncomfortable and those sensations mean the treatment is doing its job!
Your First Chemical Peel: Results
Once your treatment is over you will be directed to stay out of direct sunlight, stay away from exfoliating products and not wear makeup for up to a week after the treatment.
With light and medium peels, you may start to see the “peeling effect” starting to take place within 24 hours. A deeper peel will start a few days later.
You are not to pick at or help peel the skin as it starts to slough and flake off.
After about 5-7 days you’ll see the results of the peel and notice rejuvenated, regenerated skin that is smoother, brighter, and healthier. You’ll see less scarring, minimized wrinkles, and a more even skin tone.
In our expert opinion, it’s a process that is worth the wait!
Ready To Schedule Your First Chemical Peel? See Neos MedSpa
If you live in the BC area and would like to receive your first chemical peel treatment, book now to confirm your appointment.
Our dedicated and experienced staff will walk you through every step of the process and help you choose the chemical peel that will work best for your needs.
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