Chemical peels have been a sought-after aesthetic treatment for years now, but the sector is continually evolving.
This type of skin rejuvenation treatment comes in a variety of intensities and medical grade chemical peels are becoming increasingly popular for people hoping to reduce the signs of aging, pigment variations, acne scars and sun damage.
Delivered in a controlled, doctor-directed environment, chemical peels are a safe and effective answer to skin that needs a boost.
Let’s review chemical peels – the latest treatment and care and find out more about what they can do for you and what you need to do before and after treatment.
An evolving therapy
Like every other treatment in the world of cosmetic therapies, chemical peels have been refined to effectively address individual needs. Not all chemical peels are created equal.
Peels come in a variety of intensities, as we’ve pointed out above. Some are superficial, others are more intense and then, there are peels created to provide a deeper, more intense process. Depending on your goals and expectations of the peel you’re planning to have, your technician will help you select the type of medical grade chemical peel most suited to your skin’s needs.
Skin color factors in, as does the status of its elasticity. You may simply desire a more youthful appearance, or you may be seeking an improvement in the appearance of pigment variations, or acne scars. Whatever your needs, there’s a chemical peel expressly developed to address the goals you have in mind.
Playing your part
If you’re planning on having a chemical peel, there are some important things to know. One of them is that you have a part to play in preparing your skin for the therapy and caring for it, following treatment.
About 3 weeks before your treatment, you’ll need to begin a regimen of cleansing twice daily and using a moisturizer suggested by your technician. It’s also a standard procedure to ask you to undergo a spot test to ensure that the peel recommended is right for your skin and the issue or issues being treated.
You’ll also need to be diligent about protecting your skin from the sun, by wearing no less than a 30 SPF sunscreen. Cloudy or sunny, wearing sunscreen is completely necessary as part of your skin prep ritual before any type of chemical peel.
Following your peel, you’ll continue with a daily skincare ritual. Depending on the intensity of the chemical peel you’ve chosen, your recovery from the treatment will vary, but it will always involve a certain of peeling of the skin. And that’s the whole point! The problems you’ve sought a peel to address literally peel away!
After a chemical peel, your skin will be more vulnerable to the sun, so continuing with a high SPF sunscreen must become part of your daily skincare ritual.
At [primary_practice], we provide primary care to our guests, supported by medically-informed aesthetic services. Our medical grade chemical peels are practiced by skilled, highly-trained technicians.
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