It's that season! It seems pretty biased since chemical peels can be performed year-round but it's heightened and promoted lots more as seasons start to change. Fall is usually the beginning of "peel season" and carries on throughout the winter.
Why do we refer to chemical peeling as a season?
This type of treatment requires diligent care with sun exposure and heat, making it perfect for the fall and winter season. As the summer heat fades away, the damage from the sun does not disappear as quickly. Your esthetician may recommend a series of three or more treatments, depending on your targeted concern and desired results.
What is a professional chemical peel treatment?
It can be a variety of different acids depending on the peel and applied by a licensed professional to achieve an acute wound reaction in the skin. As we age, our skin does not regenerate as efficiently; a chemical peel encourages cellular turnover, exposing new skin, and promotes healing. With our combo of SkinScript's peels and Face Reality's Advanced Chemical Peel systems, we offer a variety of peels that contain a blend of targeted acids to treat various concerns from hyperpigmentation, fine lines, acne and rosacea. We consider chemical peels a classic treatment to help target specific skin concerns.
Will my skin ACTUALLY peel?
Perhaps the most common question about chemical peel treatments is, will my skin peel or flake? There is a possibility peeling will happen as everyone is different, but it's not required to achieve results. We do offer "No Downtime Peels" that will not cause any visible peeling. Think of peeling as a side effect of the treatment rather than the goal. How your skin tolerates chemical exfoliation depends on several factors, and your esthetician will help guide you on proper pre and post-care for your treatment. Remember, our skin regenerates every thirty to sixty days depending on age, so the results will take time to show on the surface, patience is key! Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the formula used, you may have some discomfort when it is on your skin. If you have a lighter peel, you will probably feel some stinging, but it goes away quickly with a handheld fan. Medium and deep chemical peels are recommended to correct deeper damage and offer results that last a long time, but they are typically more uncomfortable. Your esthetician will go over skin care after your chemical peel to extend your results.
Why can't I book a peel for my first facial appointment?
Our philosophy is to examine the skin during a Skin Consultation and improve skin health first before any peel or blade is administered to correct the skin. Even if you have seen a separate esthetician before or had a chemical treatment in the past, you are still on day one with us. Your esthetician will analyze your skin and let you know when a peel or advanced treatment would be a great option for you.
Can I get a chemical peel while pregnant?
Unfortunately we are unable to perform chemical peels on expecting mothers. However, we do offer Prenatal Facials to help restore your skin during your pregnancy. There are plenty treatment options and plans your esthetician can put together for you. Schedule your consultation to get started!
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