Advice for Before, During and After Chemical Peels

For those looking to remove wrinkles, scars, pigmentation and other potential issues with skin texture or appearance, the chemical peel is a treatment that’s growing in popularity. With well over a million treatments given as of just a couple years ago, a number that’s only risen since, the chemical peel allows the skin to shed a layer, leaving room for healthy, fresh skin to grow in any accelerate vital collagen production.

At Beauty Now, we’re proud to offer several chemical peel services using several different treatment methods. We also offer follow-up appointments to maintain your results, this in addition to numerous other services ranging from Botox and other dermal fillers to waxing, microneedling and others. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss what you can expect before, during and after chemical peel treatments to prepare you for everything that lies ahead if you’ve decided to go this route.
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Choosing the Right Peel

For starters, understand that not all chemical peels are the same – this is not a one-size-fits-all treatment whatsoever. Rather, our experts will sit down with you to discuss various treatment methods we offer, including both the ViPeel and Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE systems but also many other alternatives.

Some factors that may play a role in which precise peel you choose include age, skin color, skin condition being treated and possibly your overall health. Peels are designed with specific patient needs in mind, and you should be informed of all the options available.

Planning Accordingly

Once you’ve chosen the right peel for your needs, it’s important to plan properly for your appointment date. If you have any important events upcoming that involve pictures or other reasons for your skin to be looking perfect, you may want to leave your chemical peel until after these events – skin may peel for three to five days after treatment, or up to 10 days in some cases.

Skin Hydration

In advance of your appointment, it’s vital to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. If you use any creams, serums or other products that tend to dry out the skin, we may recommend stopping these for a few days or weeks leading up to the appointment.

At-Home Exfoliant Use

In addition, you may be advised to stop using any at-home exfoliants in the few days before your chemical peel. Retinol, salicylic acid and other exfoliators may be great for certain skin conditions, but they can interact poorly with chemical peels and risk skin trauma.

Prescription Medications

Finally, if you take anti-aging or anti-acne prescription medications regularly, speak to your doctor or cosmetic surgeon in advance of a chemical peel to learn if they may change the way your skin reacts to a peel.

For more on preparing for chemical peels, or to learn about any of our dermal fillers, laser treatments or other cosmetic procedure, speak to the staff at Beauty Now today.