Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels
Every client receives an in-depth consultation on EVERY chemical peel received. We will discuss your particular pre and post care instructions and what is to be expected. Each client is treated on an individual basis and not a cookie cutter approach. After all, no one skin is alike, and this Is your face we're talking about...
How is the chemical peel procedure done?
During your service, you will have a cleanser and alchol applied to your face to fully remove any oils so the chemical peel chosen will penetrate properly and evenly to your skin. A test solution is applied first in order to clients skin resistance and sensitivity. The chosen solution will be then be applied to your face in a gradual process. Each layer will be added while checking in with you to make sure that you're not uncomfortable. You may feel stinging, heat and itchiness, which last for a few minutes. You will no leave the office in pain or discomfort.
What should I expect right after the treatment?
You may experience redness, tightning, and an overall sensitivity. You may develop a whitened frosted tone that will dissipate within a few minutes to an hour.
Can I return to my normal daily activities?
Depending on the depth of your peel, it's best to not work out for 24 hours. You may return to your daily activities but avoid direct sunlight for one week, no exceptions, or you can burn and develop pigmentation. Protect your face with a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and reapply your Sunscreen throughout the day.
How long does the peeling process last?
Most clients will have smooth and vibrant skin within one week. Typically, clients start peeling on the 2nd or 3rd day after their treatment. The major peeling starts usually on day three and last for about two days, with dryness and some areas of peeling to be followed the remaining of the week. However, the peeling process varies depending the depth of peel performed, they types of peel received, clients pre care skincare regime, and over all clients skin sensitivity and skin type.
How long should I wait before my next peel?
We recommend waiting 2-4 weeks between chemical peels unless you are receiving specialized peels in order to achieve more dramatic results and or are working on specific skin issues that need quicker treatment times.
How can I be sure to receive the right peel for my skin type?
Many things factor into the type of peel a client can receive or should receive for their particular skin type. Not all peels should be treated on all skin types. For instance, many people receive peels from inexperienced hands trying the latest and greatest peel on the market, neither who realize the consequence and damage that can occur months after a peel. A serious skin consultation needs to be done in person with particular consideration for all life-style activities a clients makes on a daily basis.
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