A chemical peel is a corrective treatment designed to improve unwanted conditions of the skin through a process of chemical exfoliation.
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Sun damage (fine lines & wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, texture)
Chemical peels range in intensity and formulation. Every formulation has an intended goal and is achieved by the ingredients involved.
When Will I See Results?
Chemical peels are most effective in a series of 3-6, 2-4 weeks apart depending on manufacturer guidelines and a number of other variables related to the skin. Depending on the health of the skin and the formulation of the peeling agent, the skin may or may not peel. Zero peeling or flaking does not indicate that the skin didn’t benefit from the treatment.
Pre & Post Chemical Peel Care
It’s ideal that the skin is properly conditioned to receive a chemical peel. The use of facial cleansers, serums, and exfoliators containing AHAs and BHAs will make the skin better acclimated and reduce the chances of having adverse reactions towards the treatment.
Immediately after the chemical peel treatment clients must wear sunscreen, avoid the sun, avoid any heat sources, avoid vigorous activities, and discontinue the use of AHAs, BHAs, and retinol. Post care products should keep the skin CLEAN, HYDRATED & PROTECTED. Sunscreen should be applied if going outside or working near windows. Contact your esthetician with any questions or concerns.
You Should Know
If you have Skin of Color (this includes African, African American, Native American, Latin, East Asian, Pacific Asian, Mediterranian, Middle Eastern – olive, tan, brown or dark brown skin that tans and rarely, if ever, burns under the sun) be sure to choose an esthetician who is educated and skilled in treating skin of color with chemical peels.
NEVER buy a “professional strength chemical peel” online. All professional skincare manufactures require proof of an esthetician or medical license before allowing the purchase of any chemical peels. Chemical peels found online are knock-offs, black marketed, expired, or falsely advertised.