Chemical Peels can renew your skin and remove damages that the environment and aging causes. This form of treatments is a safe standalone procedure and is effective at removing skin dullness, sun spots, and signs of aging. If your skin suffers from discoloration, acne scars, sun spots, and fine lines, chemical peel is the ideal treatment for you.
Chemical peels are non-invasive cosmetic procedures that improve the appearance of skin not just on the face, but also the neck, legs, arms, or body, with the exception of sensitive areas such as near the eyes or on the genitals. By exfoliating the uppermost layers of skin, a chemical peel can reduce the appearance of skin abnormalities, revealing the smooth, healthy skin below. chemical peels can also promote collagen production.
If you want to give your skin a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance, book a consultation so we can discuss the chemical peels offered at Dermedix Clinic.
How are Chemical Peels Performed?
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During your chemical peel procedure, our medical professional will apply the chemical peel solution to the area of skin to be treated, and then gently remove the dead skin cells. Chemical peel treatments usually last less than an hour, depending on the area of your body you’re having treated. All chemical peels are performed on an outpatient basis. You may see results after just one treatment, but depending on the severity of your skin condition, multiple treatments may be needed to achieve optimal results.
Immediately following a chemical peel, your skin will be sensitive to sun exposure. You may also experience redness, crusting and flaking of your skin. This is completely normal, and will only last a few days, or possibly a couple of weeks, depending on the strength of the peel. Once the treated skin has flaked off, beautiful, new skin with fewer blemishes, wrinkles and blotches will be revealed. If you properly care for your newly revealed, healthy skin, you can achieve long-lasting results.
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BEFORE AND AFTER
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Chemicals Peels are a safe treatment whether you’re a first time or a regular user. While it is strong compared to other skin treatments, the positive effects of peeling days after the treatment are dramatic.
It is not recommended that you undergo a chemical peel if you have an allergy or sensitivity to aspirin, an active skin infection or inflammation, hypersensitive skin, sunburnt skin, active acne, open wounds, have recently underwent through a chemical peel or exfoliation treatments, have recently taken or will take Accutane, or if you are pregnant.
After checking your skin condition, the skin care medical professional will cleanse your skin, apply protective pads for your eyes, and distribute the solution using a special brush. By the end of the treatment, the specialist will apply a gentle moisturizer on your face and neck.
The chemical peel procedure is generally tolerable although each patient’s experience might be slightly different from the other. You may experience a slight stinging and tingling which is a normal side effect of the procedure and will subside after a few minutes.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will appear red for at least 20 minutes. The following 3-5 days will also see red, irritated, dry skin which appears like a mild sunburn. By the fifth day, the peel will have already been completely removed. This is dead skin being removed making way for healthier skin on the surface.
Future visits for the treatment will require lesser downtime.
Chemical peel treatments typically last 30 to 60 minutes depending on the type of treatment you choose.
Rinse your skin gently using warm water and pat dry using a soft cloth. Only use skin care products recommended by your doctor.
Avoid rubbing, picking, or peeling the skin as this may result in scarring. Avoid any creams that contain retinol or hydroquinone for the first week after your first peel treatment.
Avoid other facial treatments and sun exposure within two weeks after the procedure. If you must go out, wear sunblock.
The frequency of chemical peel treatments depends on your skin’s condition. Two chemical peel treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended, to be followed by maintenance treatments. Three chemical peels every year is generally enough to maintain the clarity of your skin.