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Things You Can Expect from a Chemical Peel


A chemical peel is a procedure to bring a youthful appearance to wrinkled and saggy skin. The process works by introducing certain chemicals onto the skin, which eventually leads to peeling skin layers.

From active acne and its scars to age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage, can solve many facial problems that cause the outer layers of skin to lift off and flake.

Your chemical peel may contain one or more different types of acids, depending on your specific complaints, how long you've had them, and how deep they are in the layers of your skin.

Chemical peels are also very effective, either as a stand-alone treatment or as a complementary BBL treatment. But if you're new to chemical peels and wondering what to expect, here is an overview that will introduce you to the process and help you estimate the days and weeks after your treatment.

All chemical peels begin with a deep cleansing of the skin. If you are getting a mild or moderate peel, the treatment can start right away, but if you need a deeper peel, the clinic can give you a mild sedative to keep you comfortable.

An experienced aesthetician uses a brush or cotton swab to apply the chemical solution directly to the skin. You may notice your skin whitening or looking grayish as it sits on the surface.

Most people feel a little stinging because the acids get into the skin, and the stronger the chemicals are, the stronger this feeling. When the treatment is over in twenty to ninety minutes (depending on your goals, the solution, and skin), the acid is neutralized and removed from your skin.

Immediately after your chemical peel, you can expect your face to be red, tender, and slightly puffy. Your doctor will give you specific aftercare instructions depending on the type of chemical peel you receive, but in all cases, you should avoid scratching, rubbing, and picking your skin.

During the first few days, you may experience dryness, flakiness, discoloration, breakouts. Peeling is, of course, a characteristic of this effective skin treatment, so expect to see some. However, as the skin peels off, they take age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage.

The peel usually occurs three to four days after your treatment. It is best to let it take place naturally, without pulling.

After a light peel, the skin usually heals entirely in about a week, but medium and deep peels can take two weeks or more. When your skin is healing, protect it with a good broad-spectrum sunscreen and wear makeup until your doctor gives you the green light.

The results of chemical peels vary from person to person and depend on many variables, including your age, the condition of your skin, the intensity of blemishes and discoloration, and the solution used.

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