Chemical Peel is a superficial peeling treatment used to rapidly exfoliate the skin. This active solution assists in drying acne lesions, reducing acne scarring, clearing the skin of blackheads, smoothes superficial lines and wrinkles, and lightens pigmented skin disorders.
The skin is thoroughly cleansed and a pre-treatment is used to remove dead skin cells and oil ensuring an even penetration of the Chemical Peel Solution.
The Chemical Peeling Solution is applied with cotton swabs or pads in one even coat and is left on the skin. As the peel solution penetrates, a white frost may appear and usually fades within an hour.
The skin’s tolerance will depend on individual sensitivities. It is normal to experience a mild to moderate feeling of activity. To minimize any discomfort, a small fan may be used until the feeling subsides.
Most individuals experience mild visible peeling or flaking, however the exact degree of exfoliation (peeling) cannot be predicted. For a few hours after the peel you will feel a tightening of the skin. Your face will appear red and may become a deeper tan or brown color. Your skin will become very dry and tight.
You should NOT wash your face the first day after your peel. You can rinse your face with cool water and pat dry as often as you like after the first six hours following the peel. On the second day you may cleanse with the Surface Lotion Cleanser and rinse your face with cool water and apply the prescribed moisturizer. Sun Protective Cream SPF 15 or higher must be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure.
Success of the Chemical Peel will depend on faithfully following all instructions from your Skin Care Specialist. If you are not prepared to see visible signs of peeling, then a lighter Glycolic, Lactic, Enzyme, or Microdermabrasion Treatment may be a better choice for you.