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A chemical peel is a great way to refresh skin. The solution reacts with skin, causing the uppermost layers to slough away gently, exposing pristine new skin underneath. This process encourages new cell growth, which helps repair and rejuvenate skin, returning it to a healthier, more youthful state.
Chemical peels can help:
- Reduce superficial lines and wrinkles
- Improve texture
- Even out skin tone
- Reduce the signs of aging
- Correct sun damage
- Much, much, more
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A series of chemical peels is usually recommended to achieve maximum results. Five to six appointments scheduled a month apart are usually needed. However, the exact number and frequency of treatments will vary, depending on the formula used and the condition of your skin. There should be a visible improvement within about a week of the first session. Surface damage peels off with the surface layers. As new skin develops, it is more plump and supple, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What to expect after a chemical peel
There is no significant downtime associated with chemical peels. Some people prefer to avoid public appearances during the peeling phase. However, you will be able to wear cosmetics. Ask your doctor about the best products to choose, and the best techniques for safe application and removal. Sunscreen is important at any time, but even more so following a chemical peel. Fresh new skin is quite sensitive, and it can burn easily.
Day 1 – You may notice some redness or frosting immediately after the peel. This should fade within about 20 minutes, and your skin should feel fine the rest of the day.
Day 2 – Your skin may feel tight, but not painful.
Days 3 through 6 – This is when the actual peeling takes place. It is important to let your skin shed naturally. Don’t pick at or pull on pieces of skin.
Days 7 and 8 – You may still experience a bit of flaking, but it will be minimal and easily disguised with facial moisturizer.
Day 9 and beyond – Enjoy your soft, supple, beautiful skin!
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