Chemical peels are one of the most effective skin rejuvenation treatments that work on almost any skin type or for virtually any skin condition. No matter what condition your skin is in, there is most likely a peel available to improve it. Most peels can be performed fairly quickly, and patients are typically able to resume normal activities right away.
How Peels Work
As the name indicates, a chemical peel is a type of treatment involving the use of a chemical solution that is left on your skin for a certain period of time to peel away some of the outer skin tissue. This triggers a skin rejuvenation process that minimizes or removes a number of skin conditions like those caused by sun damage or aging.
What Peels Treat
One of the most appealing aspects to chemical peels is their ability to treat a wide range of skin conditions. Some skin problems that are treated by peels include acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, sunspots, enlarged pores, dull skin tone, and wrinkles.
Prior to your treatment, you should inform us if you have a history of developing scars, a current skin infection, or cold sores. Let us know if you are taking any medications, including nutritional or herbal supplements.
We begin your chemical peels treatment by thoroughly cleaning your skin in the treatment area. Then, whatever chemical was selected for your treatment will be applied to your skin. You may notice a slight tingling or stinging sensation at this time. A cold compress may be used during this part of the procedure.
The time needed for your recovery is dependent upon the strength and type of the peel treatment that you have undergone. You may notice some skin peeling that lasts only a few days after your treatment. You can enhance your results and the healing process by using a mild moisturizer, cleanser, and sunscreen after your treatment. Avoid any activity that could lead to excessive sweating for about three days after your treatment.
Be aware that your skin will be somewhat sensitive for a few days after your treatment. Avoid prolonged touching or vigorous rubbing of your skin in the treatment area. For stronger peels, avoid applying makeup for a few days. Stick with your normal skin care routine and only use products that you are sure will not irritate your skin.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are suffering from a skin condition that can be treated with chemical peels, we encourage you to learn more from the professionals at Silk MedSpa in Mississauga, Toronto, and Thornhill. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!