So, Chemical Peels sound pretty instense and the name scares some people..so here are the facts to make your own opinions on this new treatment!
Chemical ‘peel’ is certainly not the most pleasant-sounding treatment, it really isn’t as bad as it sounds – and it’s definitely one of the most effective procedures for skin rejuvenation. The idea is to remove the skins outermost layer to stimulate cell renewal and cell turnover, improving skins texture and appearance.
Yes, chemicals are involved, but these range from gentle plant compounds (such as glycolic and salicylic acid) to lift away dead skin cells and brighten the complexion, to more intensive acids. The latter work to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to target pigmentation and wrinkles.
Regular resurfacing is is the key to accelerate cell turnover and renewal rates - so our Dermalogical Pro Power Peel is less invasive and designed to be able to be carried out more often than those that push the skin to the point of severe inflamation and possible scarring.
Time for some Q&A's...
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. This causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off.
The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking
Are they good for you?
Chemical peels are important for maintaining healthy skin, but also one of the most effective facial treatments there is. They can correct issues such as uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and acne.
We have control over how deep we want the peel to go to address individual problems, removing its damaged outer layer, increasing cellular turnover and stimulating the production of collagen.
Fun fact: After the age of 30 – natural collagen in our body decreases at a rate of 1% per year!
Do they hurt?
You may experience mild tingling, tightness and change of temperature for the short period before the neutralizer is applied, but following this all irritation returns to zero.
Some people have more sensitive skin than others, this is why its so great we can blend and layer the different compounds to tailor the treatment to your skin type!
Is there is recovery period or aftercare I should know about?
Recovery times vary based on the type of peel we have used on you based on your skins specific needs. Immediately after the feel your skin may feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days and in this time aftercare is important. We will give you some Dermalogica UltraCalming products to use during this period, the use of sunscreen is also recommended during this time.
Peeling skin should be allowed to do so naturally, picking and peeling of flaking skin is a big no no as this will inhibit your skins natural healing process.
(Personally I didnt experience any peeling - this totally depends on how your skin is behaving at the time - just because you didnt have notable peel definately doesnt mean you wont see the same effects!)
What procedures should I avoid in connection with a chemical peel?
- One week prior avoid waxing and exfoliating of your skin
- Two to three days prior discontinue any prescription topicals such as Retin-A as well as any products containing retinol
- Any medical cosmetic facial treatments such as laser treatments and fillers – wait until skin sensitivity has completely resoled before having a peel
Sound like the treatment for you? Book in for your Pro Power Peel
Still not sure? Why not book in for a different facial and talk through any of your concerns with our skin specialist Ashleigh! (Express facial 30minutes / Deep Cleanse 60minutes / Signature Treatment 90minutes)
Call 0448160702 for bookings and Enquiries
The Beauty Room Team