What you need to know before getting a chemical peel

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If you’re interested in facials and innovative beauty treatments, then it’s likely you’ve heard of chemical peels. Although the word ‘chemical’ makes this treatment sound like it is erosive and harmful, a chemical peel is one of the best things you can do for your skin.

Chemical peels are entirely safe and are a great way to alter your skin’s appearance in a non-invasive way. There are many chemical peel benefits, from reducing the appearance of wrinkles to evening out your skin tone.

If you’re undecided about chemical peels and whether they are suitable for your skin, read on to learn everything you need to know about this popular treatment.

Who is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

While this treatment isn’t right for everyone, there are many different chemical peel benefits. A non-toxic, acid formula is applied to the skin during the treatment, removing dead skin cells, encouraging new cells’ growth, and increasing collagen production.

For the reasons above there are many things that chemical peels can help with, including:

  • Reducing the appearance of acne: The chemical peel will be able to penetrate the skin, targeting lower skin cells that cause acne.
  • Improving the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles: Chemical peels can leave your skin looking fuller and younger.
  • Evening out skin tones: If you have an uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation, then a chemical peel can remove the dead outer layer of skin, leaving you with an improved complexion and texture.
  • Sun damage: If you have lasting damage from sunburn, then chemical peels can remove the affected skin while also reducing the appearance of sunspots.

If any of the above issues affect your skin, you’re likely a prime candidate for a chemical peel.

What Happens During the Treatment?

Although chemical peels contain a light acid substance, they don’t cause severe burning or stinging. During a chemical peel treatment, your face will first be cleaned by your dermatologist to ensure that the formula has the best chance of targeting your skin cells.

Once the formula has been applied all over your face, you may feel some slight stinging or burning, but this is entirely normal. However, if you feel extreme discomfort, then you should alert your dermatologist immediately.

A chemical peel is usually left on the skin for no more than 60 minutes, but the time may vary depending on your skin’s severity.

What to Expect After a Chemical Peel

If you have seen any chemical peel before and after photos, then you’ll know that patients’ skin can look quite red immediately after a session. This is normal, and your skin will be extremely sensitive for a few days post-treatment

Since the skin is highly delicate for a few days, it is advised to keep your skin out of the sun and ensure it stays hydrated. Drink a lot of water and apply a soothing ointment to your skin to reduce the redness and sensitivity. Fortunately, chemical peel side-effects do not get in the way of your day-to-day activities so that you can go about your daily life as usual.

Within a few days, the dead skin cells will begin to flake and gradually fall off your face leaving glowing skin underneath.

Book a Chemical Peel at Skin Renewal and Laser Clinic

If you want to experience the best chemical peel treatment, then book an appointment at Skin Renewal and Laser Clinic. Our team is highly skilled in many face and body treatments and can help you look and feel better.

To make a booking call us on (403) 238-9488 or visit our website.


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