How do chemical peels improve the skin?
Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.
Who can benefit from skin peels?
Skin peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone uneveness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes.
How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?
During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.
Can skin peels be performed on patients with dark skin?
Most skin peels are appropriate for all skin types.
How do I prepare for a skin peel treatment?
Any procedure or products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your skin peel treatment. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.
What should I expect during a skin peel procedure?
The complete treatment is expected to take 30-45 minutes, which includes ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.
How will my skin look right after a skin peel treatment?
Skin will look different, depending on the skin peel treatment applied. Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient...
How can I protect my skin post peel?
Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher.
After a skin peel treatment, when can I resume my regular skin care regimen?
You can resume the use of your regular treatment products after you have completely finished peeling.
What results can I expect after a skin peel treatment?
After a skin peel treatment, patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture, more even skin color, and improved skin clarity. For optimum results, 3-6 additional treatments may be recommended.
How often can I have skin peel treatment?
Most skin peel treatments can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.
How many treatments are required?
Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peel is cumulative and results are favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with a high quality skincare regimen.
Can pregnant or lactating women receive skin peeling treatments?
No. Peels should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women.