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Chemical Peel Treatment
Chemical Face Peel Candidate
If you have fair skin and are in good health, you can go for a chemical peel treatment. The reason we don’t encourage people with darker skin tones to undergo chemical face peel is that they might experience uneven skin tone after the treatment.
If you have a history of abnormal skin scarring or you are on medications that make the skin more sensitive than normal, then we would advise against going for a chemical face peel.
Chemical Peel Benefits
Getting chemical peel near Mississauga has the following benefits:
- Enhances the skin color, clarity, texture, and tone
- Chemical peel for acne scars reduces the appearance of scars and makes the skin smoother
- Reduce the impact of skin damage
- Makes the skin more hydrated
- Stimulates the collagen production
- Helps skin care products penetrate on a deeper level
Side Effects Of Chemical Peel
After getting the chemical face peel, your doctor might warn you about certain side effects that will subside with time such as:
- If you have darker skin you might experience darkening or lightening of the skin.
- It may lead to scarring.
- You might get some bacterial infections which can be treated with antibiotics.
- You may get a fever, cold, or flu for which the doctors will give your medications.
If the problem persists we suggest seeking immediate medical attention.
Chemical Peel Before Care Tips
- Do not use any retinol-based cream or serum for at least 48 hours before the chemical face peel. Furthermore, discontinue using Accutane for at least 6 months before the treatment.
- Since chemical face peel is an intense skin treatment, it is important to prepare your skin beforehand to avoid any reaction or complications. Chemical peel near Mississauga suggests:
- Chemical face peel works best on skin that is not damaged by the sun. We would advise you to go out in direct sunlight at least 7 days prior to the treatment. If that is unavoidable, make sure you wear a hat and apply sunscreen with more than SPF 30.
- Keep your skin well-hydrated days before the treatment. Avoid using any cream that dries out the skin.
- Chemical peel results in an in-depth exfoliation, hence we advise you to not exfoliate your skin for at least 1 week prior to the chemical face peel. Furthermore, try to avoid skin care products that have an exfoliating effect otherwise you might damage your skin after the chemical peel treatment.
- Your face should be as clean as possible before you go for the chemical peel treatment, hence do not apply any makeup for at least a week before the treatment as this will detoxify your skin.
Chemical Peel After-Care Tips
When done by a board-certified dermatologist, the chemical peel near Mississauga can ensure that you might have little to no side effects. People who have undergone it have experiences complications like:
- Your skin might become sensitive to sunlight
- You might experience scarring on the lower part of the face
- You may notice crust and scabs developing in the treated areas.
- There might be normal to mild redness in the treated area.
- You might notice temporary and minor peeling or flaky skin.
All these complications normally fade away once the face has fully healed, but if the problem persists we suggest immediately going to your dermatologist.
Chemical Peel Recovery Period
There comes a downtime associated with chemical face peel as it involves working on the epidermis and dermis layer of the skin. We would recommend setting aside enough time to get the chemical peel done unless you work in an indoor setting, where you can go back to your daily routine normally.
Depending upon the type of chemical peel, say medium chemical peel, it might take the treated area 10-14 days to heal completely and the redness might take close to a month to go away. If you go for a deep chemical face peel, your doctor might also warn that you might feel burning or throbbing and maybe the swelling might make the eyes shut. As the procedure naturally progresses you might feel that your skin is becoming flaky and chemical face peel might make it dry. Try not to pick on your skin and avoid the urge to itch.
Chemical Peel Treatment Cost
The cost of chemical peel treatment depends on whether you are going for a light, medium, or deep chemical peel. Furthermore the more the number of sessions, the higher the cost would be of chemical peel treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What age is best for a chemical peel?
People who are in their 20s or 30s begin to show signs of sun damage, acne scarring, and aging. Hence we recommend getting chemical peel sessions at this age.
Who should avoid chemical peel?
People with inflamed acne, and sunburn should avoid getting chemical peels done. Also if you are pregnant or lactating or taking Accutane on a regular basis, you should not get a chemical peel done on your face or any part of the body. Furthermore, if you use retinoids, then we suggest discontinuing them at least 3-4 days prior to the treatment.
Can you see the result after one chemical peel treatment?
Since a chemical peel exfoliates the skin, there have been cases where the person has seen significant improvement only after one session.
Does skin get darker after a chemical peel?
No, unless you go out in direct sunlight which can result in the skin becoming more sensitive and hyperpigmentation, the skin doesn’t get darker after a chemical peel.
How many layers does chemical peel remove?
Chemical peels remove a restricted amount of dead skin cells from the epidermis but it also affects the lower layer called the dermis.