A Brief Guide to Chemical Peels

chemical peelA chemical peel is a dramatic treatment that can leave your skin looking decades younger. As we age, dead skin cells build up on the surfaces of our skin. Those layers of skin get harder and harder to slough off. Choosing to go with a chemical treatment can rid your skin of that heavy burden.

Some people choose to perform their own chemical peels at home. But as with most beauty treatments, chemical peels work best when performed at a professional aesthetic clinic. Your salon technician can tailor your experience so that it perfectly suits your needs and desires.

One of the most common fears surrounding chemical peels is that they result in red, peeling skin. If you don’t hydrate enough prior to your peel, this can be true. But if you take the proper precautions, you shouldn’t have a problem with peeling skin.

So what are the most important precautions to take before your treatment? First, make sure to exfoliate for at least two weeks before your trip to the aesthetic clinic. This might seem counterintuitive, but it’s a crucial step. Exfoliating can help your skin to ease intothe chemical peel.

 

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Second, as already mentioned, make sure to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your chemical treatment. Last, take a break from your normal workout routines. Working out leads to sweating, which can lead to dehydration, and you’ll want to avoid any activities that might leave you dehydrated.

When you go in for your chemical peel, here’s what you can expect. The temperature of the solution on your face might change. Some people describe it as growing colder, while others say the temperature goes up. You might also feel a tingling or tightness in your skin. All of these sensations are completely normal as long as they don’t become too extreme.

Are you a good candidate for a chemical peel? That’s generally up to you. Some factors you might consider are if you have wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, blotches, brown spots, scars or discolorations. Chemical peels can be used to treat all of these conditions.

The pros of a chemical peel are obvious. You don’t have to go under aesthesia; your recovery time will be minimal, especially if you stay hydrated; and deep chemical peels are an especially effective source of treatment for wrinkles. Restore your skin to its luminous, youthful vigour.

 

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