Chemical peels are specially formulated liquids that are brushed on to the face as a means of exfoliation, whereby dead skin cells are removed and the growth of new cells are stimulated to leave a more radiant and rejuvenated complexion.
There are many different types of peels available, that are designed to effectively treat a range of skin concerns such as:
- Pigmentation, age spots
- Ageing – skin resurfacing, improve fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxness, tone and texture.
- Regulation on oil and dryness
- Large pores
Post Peel Expectations:
Day of treatment:
- Warm and tender, similar sensation to sunburn
- Mild to moderate erythema
- Possible edema (fluid accumulation)
- Tight and dry
- Mild – moderate erythema • Skin may begin to flake
- continued flaking
- with stronger peels there may still be some mild skin irritation
Day 5 +:
- peeling generally stopped
- skin returns back to normal • Skin looks fresh and glowing.
Pre treatment advice:
- Please come to your appointment with clean skin, free of makeup.
- Please do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to the treatment.
- Please avoid blood thinning medications 48 hours prior to treatment. These include aspirin, ibuprofen,
Advil and other anti-inflammatory drugs. Never stop taking medication prescribed by your doctor without
his or her consent.
- Facial waxing may be performed no less than 48 hours before the procedure, no less .
- Electrolysis treatment should be undergone no less than 7 days before the procedure.
- AHA products and retinoids should be avoided no less than 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
- Microdermabrasion should not be performed within 2 weeks of procedure.
- Laser treatments and associated peels may occur no less than 4-6 weeks prior to procedure.
- Please wait 2 weeks if you have had Botox or dermal filler injections
- No sun beds or direct sunlight at least 1 week before or after having any treatments.
- Please do-not come to the appointment if you feel unwell, have a fever, sickness bug, cold or flu.