Each year more than a million people receive a chemical peel treatment. The procedure helps improve the youthful appearance of the skin and is FDA-approved. It’s quite effective in making your face look younger and more exuberant. If you’ve never had a chemical peel, the name of the procedure can sound a bit intimidating.
During a chemical peel an aesthetician will apply a chemical solution to your skin. This process treats conditions like wrinkles, fine lines, acne, and more. The top layer of your skin will shed off, making way for a new healthier layer of skin. You’ll want to prepare your skin before your chemical peel in order to maximize the procedure’s effectiveness.
Consult with a professional such as those at Skin Care Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center to find out if a chemical peel is the best option for you. Check out the facility where you plan on having the procedure to make sure they are credible and licensed and that whoever will be performing the procedure is experienced.
Before your chemical peel you should stop using any at-home exfoliants a few days prior to undergoing the procedure. You’ll want to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated as well. If you are taking any medications for acne or aging you may need to temporarily stop them but be sure to consult your aesthetician. Don’t schedule a chemical peel too close to a big event such as a wedding because your skin will need some time to heal so you can look picture perfect.
During your chemical peel your skin may have a burning or tingling sensation. Before you know it, you’ll be finished and on your way back home with newer, healthier skin. Most treatments will cause your skin to peel for three to ten days. Be sure to care for your skin by applying sunscreen and avoiding getting overheated.
To learn more about what to expect from a chemical peel and schedule an appointment contact Skin Cancer Specialists at 770-422-5557.