- Posted on: Nov 28 2018
Few things put fear into our patients like mentioning the words ‘chemical peel’. Thanks to a certain episode of the popular HBO series Sex and The City, many people think that having a peel will doom them to weeks of wearing wide brimmed hats and veils to cover their face. This is absolutely untrue.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Peels are one of the least invasive and most cost effective ways of treating a variety of skin issues including fine lines, sun damage, acne and acne scarring with little to no down time after your treatment. The term ‘peel’ is simply used to convey the fact that we are sloughing off the top layer of skin to reveal the radiant, healthy skin underneath. Rather than physically scrubbing the skin, which can be quite irritating and abrasive, we use naturally derived acids that will do the work for us and give results that are smooth and even.
What Can You Expect?
Hopefully, you will be able to feel the acids working. Light peels will feel warm and tingly for the first few minutes and then taper off. The deeper the peel, the more you will feel. It is normal for your skin to be rosy or pink when you leave. This is an indication that there is more blood rushing to the surface, bringing with it more oxygen and nutrients to give you an even better result.
When Does the ‘Peeling’ Start?
The ‘peeling’ will not happen right away. Nor will it happen all at once. Over the course of the week following your treatment, your skin will slowly and silently ‘micro-peel’ as you go about your daily life. What you’re really going to notice is how hydrated, firm, and smooth your skin feels the day after your treatment. If you choose to have a stronger peel, you may notice a few visible flakes 3-5 days after, which can be remedied by using your favourite hydrating serum.
Which Type of Peel is Best for You?
Your aesthetician can control how deep your peels go. Do you want something that will make your skin look smooth and radiant for a soiree you have that weekend? Or one that will treat deeper conditions like acne scarring and sun damage? The concentration of the acids, length of time the peel is left on for and time between treatments are all considered by your aesthetician in order to give you the results you are after.
Chemical peels are a great, affordable way to improve the quality of your skin tone and texture. Come in and see us and try one. You will LOVE it!
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