The word chemical sounds so toxic and harsh. If you haven’t experienced a chemical peel before then your probably thinking of the Sex in the city episode where Samantha was left with a red, hot and raw skin after her peel. However, these peels are simply a deep exfoliating skin treatment which can be performed to penetrate at different levels for different skin types.
Chemical peel treatments should be performed by a highly qualified skin therapist. They are a safe and effective treatment which gives great results. One of my personal favourite skin treatments!!
An in depth consultation is given to decide whether you are a suitable candidate to receiving a chemical peel. There are many factors that will be taken into consideration including history, medications, lifestyle, healing capabilities and skin type.
Everybody’s skin is different and will respond in a different way!
Chemical peels can help improve many skin conditions
- Skin texture
- Increase hydration
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
And so much more!
What to expect during your Peel!
Tingling – tingling sensations are felt initally but generally settle. This will vary from person to person
Temperature changes -some peels can feel warm or cold directly after they are applied.
Questions from the therapist – throughout the treatment your therapist will be monitoring you making sure you are comfortable.
Don’t expect a fluffy massage or mystical waterfall music while you are having your peel these are specific skin treatments targeting skin concerns
After your peel!
You may experience some erythema – this is redness that can last up to 24 hrs
It is normal for your skin may feel taught, dry and possibly flake in the days coming
Avoiding sun exposure this is very important, always use at least a SPF 30+ Broad spectrum sunscreen
No waxing on the area for the next 5 days
Avoid make-up and exercise 48-72 hours
I hope you found this information useful, please comment if you have any questions about chemical peels?