If you’re contemplating getting a chemical peel treatment, you may be wondering what the process involves before, during and after the treatment. Wonder no more with this quick guide to facial peels from the Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic.
Before the peel
Approximately two weeks before the facial peel, we recommend preparing by following a special regime that best readies your skin for the treatment. This involves using a specialised cleanser and applying SPF30+ sunscreen on a daily basis.
When you arrive for your peel on the day, one of our skin care professionals will undertake a full assessment of your skin. We’ll discuss your specific skin concerns to learn what you wish to improve, allowing us to tailor a custom treatment and select a peel that will address these.
During the peel
The application of your chemical peel, as well as its duration, will vary depending on the type chosen. For instance, we offer skins peels for acne, as well as ageless peels. Before beginning, our friendly staff will inform you of what your specific peel involves. However, for most peels, we’ll clean and exfoliate your skin before applying vitamin serums, massage, and a mask. For superficial peels, many people experience no pain throughout the treatment; however, you may feel a warm or hot sensation. For deeper peels, some find the use of painkillers beneficial.
After the peel
After your chemical peel, it’s normal to experience some facial redness and tenderness – more so for deeper peels. During this time, it’s recommended to be gentle with your skin to allow it to heal – this means resisting the urge to pick, scrub or peel it so it can heal without complications. We also recommend waiting several days before lightly exfoliating with recommended products. Avoid using non-recommended products such as scrubs and acne cleaners, as these can irritate the skin and slow down the healing process. After your skin has healed and any redness and tenderness have faded, your skin will be left feeling smooth, fresh and rejuvenated.
To learn more about chemical peel treatments, contact the Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic today. Get in touch with us through our online contact form, or simply drop into one of our conveniently located clinics in Melbourne.