What You Need to Know Before Scheduling a Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel Description

chemical peelChemical peels are popular beauty treatments all around the world. Whether you reside in Asia, the United States, Europe or anywhere else, there’s a big chance you know several people who have had this well-known procedure. The goal of a chemical peel is to enhance the look of the skin. When you get a chemical peel, a medical or facial aesthetician puts a chemical solution on your skin. This solution causes the blistering of the complexion. This, in turn, leads to peeling skin. The peeling process generally requires several days or more. Once all of the old and dull skin finally peels off, fresh, even and supple skin appears in its place. This fresh skin tends to look a lot more refreshed and soft.


Advantages of Chemical Peels

Many people receive chemical peels because of the positive benefits that are associated with them. These procedures are believed to minimise fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. They’re also believed to make the skin look more radiant and luminous. If you look in the mirror and constantly feel discouraged by skin that looks dull and lifeless, then you may appreciate the brightening effects of chemical peels. These peels are also useful for making skin tone look more consistent. If you’re concerned about the colouration of your skin and want it to look more natural, then a chemical peel may be able to assist you.


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Doctor Consultation

consult doctorIf you’re thinking about getting a chemical peel and making your skin look more youthful and fresh, then consult with a respected dermatologist first. He or she will be able to assess your complexion and decide if you’re a good candidate for the treatment. The dermatologist will also describe to you in great detail the entire process. He or she may discuss how to take care of your complexion in the days following your peel. You may need to soothe your skin post-peel with the assistance of a mild calming cream or lotion, for example. Diligent sunblock application is also vital for people who are recovering from chemical peels.


Chemical Peel Strength

Not all chemical peels are exactly the same. Some are significantly stronger than others are. If you get a basic ‘lunchtime’ chemical peel, it’ll probably take you anywhere between 1 and 7 days to fully recover from everything. If you get an intense and deep chemical peel, however, it may take your skin as long as 21 days to totally heal. Medium-level peels also often require upward of two full weeks of recovery. Never commit to getting a chemical peel unless you’re aware of the recovery time and can manage it. If you have to attend an important work conference, for example, then it may not be a good idea to schedule a chemical peel just a few days before it. People who have just received chemical peels not only have peeling skin, but they also tend to have a lot of noticeable redness. Try to schedule your chemical peel for when you’re not very busy.


Chemical peel video from The SASS with Susan and Sharzad: