Everything that You Need to Know about Chemical Peels

Do you have facial scars caused by acne, rosacea, or other cause of skin discoloration? You may want to consider a chemical peel. Chemical peels are a fast, affordable way to rejuvenate damaged skin and effectively treat scarring, wrinkles, dullness, and more.

The professionals at Southeast Regional Med Spa specialize in providing high-quality chemical peel services to clients with all skin types. Continue reading to learn everything that you need to know about chemical peels, including what to do to ensure the best results after your procedure.

What Do Chemical Peels Help with?

During a chemical peel, a solution is applied to remove the outermost layers of the skin. The skin that grows back is smoother, more even, and healthier. This cosmetic procedure is used to correct numerous facial imperfections, including scars, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.

Benefits of Chemical Peels:
  • Promote Collagen Growth
  • Smoother Skin
  • Minimize Wrinkles
  • More Even Skin Tone

Many people report immediate improvement in their skin tone and texture after just one chemical peel.

Are Chemical Peels Safe?

Chemical peels are safe for the majority of individuals. However, complications can arise for high-risk patients, including those who have undergone recent facial surgeries or have experienced prior radiation exposure.

You will need to speak with a qualified beautician to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. After a verbal consultation, you will attend an appointment for a skin evaluation. During this time the technician will assess the physical condition of the skin, including thickness, sensitivities, and other health factors related to the skin.

Different Intensities of Chemical Peels

There are different intensities of chemical peels available to help meet the skincare needs and goals of every client. Chemical peels range from light to deep. Light peels are less invasive and heal quickly but offer less dramatic results.

Deep chemical peels provide maximum results but require a longer recovery process. Your skincare professional will evaluate the skin to determine which peel is appropriate for your unique skin goals.

Before Your Procedure

You will need to begin priming the skin approximately two weeks before the date of your chemical peel. Following these precautions is essential for ensuring the best possible results for your chemical peel. Take extra precautions to protect the skin during this time.

2 Weeks Before Your Chemical Peel:
  • Avoid UV Exposure
  • Use High-SPF Sunblock Daily
  • Avoid Waxing
  • Use Mild, Residue-Free Facial Wash

The day of your chemical peel be sure to wash your face with a mild soap and avoid makeup.

Your beauty care service provider will provide you will more detailed instructions after your procedure is scheduled. Failure to adhere to this advice could lead to complications, including scarring, skin discoloration, and other less than ideal results.

What are Common Side Effects of a Chemical Peel?

Many people avoid chemical peels because they are concerned about painful side effects. Choosing professionals who are experienced in chemical peels significantly decreases the likelihood of adverse reactions. Your provider will choose the appropriate peel based on your skin sensitivity and goals.

The severity of discomfort and length of irritation will depend on how deep of a peel was performed. The skin is likely to red and irritated immediately after a chemical peel. Irritation will generally subside in a just a couple of days after a light peel. The majority of swelling and redness may take up to a week after a medium peel.

Aftercare is Key

The skin will begin to peel a few days after the procedure. This is normal. You should use mild facial cleaners during this time and soothe the skin with protective ointments, for example, Aquaphor, or petroleum jelly.

Gently wipe away peeling skin and avoid pulling it off. Picking at the skin could aggravate it further and lead to complications, including an increased risk of scarring and/or infection.

Southeast Regional Med Spa

Contact Southeast Regional Med Spa to find out more about whether a chemical peel may be the right solution for you. Southeast Regional Med Spa provides the finest quality medspa skincare services for clients in Columbus and Newnan, Georgia.