4 Steps to Better Prepare Your Skin for a Chemical Peel!
Chemical peels are efficient medical aesthetic treatments that help you achieve smoother and more beautiful skin over time. Their efficiency depends on the chosen peel and your skin type. To ensure success of the procedure, it is important to learn how to prepare your skin for the peel.
STEP 1: Take the time to consult your practitioner and thoroughly discuss your skin needs, and expectations.
This consultation will help you better understand the procedure, its outcomes and possible side effects and downtime.
STEP 2: Apply a topical solution to the skin daily for several days prior to treatment as a chemical peel preparation
Based on the type of peel you will be receiving and your skin type, the practitioner might recommend a topical solution that works by thinning out the outer layer of the skin and thus increase the penetration of the peel. The most common ingredients include retinol and fruit acids (glycolic, lactic, etc).
STEP 3: Avoid sun exposure before your chemical peel
Sun damaged skin does not respond as well to treatment. If you must be in the sun use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 so your skin begins the treatment without residual pigmentation changes from the sun. This skin care regimen will help the skin peel more evenly, speed healing, and will reduce the risk of complications.
STEP 4: Thoroughly cleanse your skin
Right before your treatment, avoid using cosmetics or make-up. Cleanse your skin to remove all residual oil and dirt from the skin using your daily cleanser. Your practitioner will also cleanse your skin immediately prior to applying the peel.
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Disclaimer: the content posted on this page alone does not substitute medical diagnosis, advice or treatment. Seek an expert’s advice to determine if this treatment is safe, appropriate or effective for you.