The idea of a chemical peel can sound scary to the uninitiated. Fortunately, it isn’t as intimidating as it sounds; in fact, you most likely won’t feel anything beyond a tingling sensation.
A face peel is best seen as the next step in quality after a facial. It aims to exfoliate the outermost layer of dead skin and expose the young, supple skin underneath while also doing away with uneven colour and discolouration, fine lines, and roughness. This makes a face peel the perfect treatment for transitioning between seasons and remedying the havoc the previous climate has taken. If you’re still unsure about getting a chemical face peel treatment, here is a handy guide on all you need to know about a chemical peel.
Anti Aging Toronto Clinic’s Easy Guide to Chemical Peels
Get the Right Peel for Your Skin
No chemical peel treatment is suited for all skin types. There are different formulations available to ensure you get the best results. Those with acne, oily skin, more resilient skin, or more sensitive skin all require different compositions and ingredients to deliver optimal skin care. Coming in to a professional clinic for a chemical peel means a face expert can devise the best solution for your skin; this can include things like including salicylic acid for oily or acne-prone skin or glycolic acid for peels with an anti-aging focus.
There Is Some Preparation Involved
Since a chemical face peel involves chemicals being used on your face, it’s important not to have other substances on or in your skin at the time of your session. If you use a topical retinoid or any products with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and/or alpha/beta hydroxy acid, discontinue using them for one week prior to your chemical peel treatment. Having any of these substances on your skin prior to the treatment will interfere with its effectiveness, as well as increase the chance of swelling or redness post-peel.
Pamper Your Face Afterwards
You may notice your skin beginning to peel in the days following your treatment; this is your face shedding dead skin to make way for the smooth, softer, younger skin that the treatment has stimulated into growing. This new skin will be more sensitive than normal, so you’ll need to pamper your face a bit during the post-peel period. Remember to moisturize daily and avoid direct sun exposure. If this isn’t possible, ensure you apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and limit your time in the sun. Following these simple habits will let your new skin thrive and achieve the best radiance possible.
Anti Aging Toronto Clinic aims to be the best skin care clinic in the city. To achieve this goal, we develop and master the latest technological and clinical developments in skin rejuvenation treatments. Our practiced chemical peel treatments are just one way we bring our Toronto clients younger, more radiant skin. More about our treatments and procedures can be found on our web site. Prospective clients are encouraged to book an appointment for a free consultation.