60 MINUTE - CHEMICAL PEEL FACIAL TREATMENT
60 MINUTE - CHEMICAL PEEL FACIAL TREATMENT
A Chemical Peel is a deeper exfoliation that was developed specifically for treating pigmentation issues. Benefits: Brighten pigmentation due to acne, melasma, or photo damaged skin. Increase cell turnover.
For long-term results, we recommend a series of three or more chemical peels, spaced four to six weeks apart.
Here are a few benefits you can expect:
- Improving the skin’s color, clarity, tone, and texture
- Reducing discoloration caused by sun damage
- Increasing hydration of the skin
- Stimulating new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, resulting in a radiant complexion
Who Is This Treatment Suitable For?
Anyone can get a peel if they do not present any contradiction; this treatment should not be performed to a pregnant or nursing woman because there are no studies about the possible effects on fetuses or babies. You can also not get a peel if you have been off Accutane for less than 6 months or if you tend to scar, get cold sores, if you are taking some antibiotics or if you have cancer or any other autoimmune disease.
To get the most out of the treatment (and avoid any unwanted side effects), follow these guidelines:
- Refrain from any other chemical peels (including at home peels) for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
- No waxing or laser for 48 hours before treatment.
- Avoid microdermabrasion treatments for at least 14 days.
- Cut out tanning booths for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment
- Drink water and skip the caffeine to ensure you’re hydrated
- Limit sun exposure
- If you are using Retinol products, stop the use of Retin-A (retinol) products or applications for 7-10 days prior to a chemical peel. High percentage alpha hydroxy (AHA) and beta hydroxy (BHA) products should be stopped five days before treatment.
- Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily (at least SPF 30 or higher) and avoid the gym 24 hours prior to a chemical peel.
- Do not use aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (ex. Advil) for at least 7-10 days prior to a chemical peel.
Post Treatment Care:
Once you have undergone your chemical peel, expect to see some changes with your skin prior to getting your results. Just as there are some instructions you should follow before your chemical peel there are instructions you should follow your chemical peel to ensure the best possible results
- On post peel day 3, you may experience mild to moderate shedding depending on the depth of chemical peel, the number of layers applied and depth of the chemical peel. There can be dryness and tightness of the skin. Flaking and peeling three days post peel is not uncommon, unless you had a superficial peel. Superficial peels have little to no downtime, so you may not experience shedding.
- You may develop small whiteheads, but please note that this IS NOT A BREAKOUT.
- If you have a lighter skin complexion, you may notice mild redness after a chemical peel.
- Do not peel or pick at the peeling skin. You must allow the skin to flake off naturally. Picking at the peeling skin can cause hyperpigmentation.
- To minimize the side effects of the peel, please use the post procedure kit provided by the doctor or skincare professional for 3-5 days or until flaking has stopped.
- Do not apply ice or water to the areas that have been treated. Also, avoid applying makeup on the day of your treatment because the skin needs time to stabilize and rest.
- For the first 48 hours after your chemical peel, do not participate in activities that increase body heat and sweat, such as drinking alcohol, exercise/working out, hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, hot shower spray, swimming or directing a hair dryer to the treatment area. Internal heating can cause hyperpigmentation.
- Golden Rule: Make sure that you are also avoiding direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Continue to use a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher just as you were prior to your peel.
- Make sure to keep your skin well hydrated with a protective moisturizer. Apply it twice daily or more often if needed to reduce the appearance of flaking.
- For five days after your chemical peel, do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories.
- Avoid using retinols and glycolic acids for 10 days post peel.
- Do not use scrubs, loofahs, exfoliating sponges or other means of mechanical exfoliation on your face for 7-10 days.
- Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure.
- If you are on an acne regimen, delay the use of tretinoin, Retin-A, Differin, Renova, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, or Ziana 5 days post procedure. However, it is fine to resume using a vitamin C serum five days after your treatment.
- It is extremely important that you DO NOT have another chemical peel until your clinician advises you to.
- If you notice increased redness, increased hyperpigmentation or crusting of the skin, contact your doctor or skincare professional.