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What You Should Do Before And After A Chemical Peel Treatment

Chemical peels work by stimulating the skin cells to maintain hydration, reduce inflammation, increase the turnover of cells, and even out any pigmentation issues. Traditional peels remove the top layer of skin allowing new skin to regrow, which is softer and smoother with fewer wrinkles. Interested to know more? Take a look at the following guidelines which include what you should do before and after a chemical peel treatment.

Before And After A Chemical Peel

Types of chemical peel

Superficial peels: these most effective acne treatment procedures work because the active solutions penetrate the pores and help control acne-prone skin with their anti-inflammatory benefits. They only get under the surface layer and are low in strength.

Moderate peels: these penetrate more deeply into the skin, increasing production of collagen, elastin, and other proteins.

Deep peels: using very strong acids this procedure breaks down proteins in the skin and stimulates the production of collagen in the regenerated skin.

Chemical peel vs laser skin resurfacing

chemical peel before and afterA chemical peel takes about 15-30 minutes to perform depending on the skin imperfections that are being treated. You may experience tenderness, redness, a stinging or burning sensation, or flaking afterward. Risks are rare, but occasionally scarring, infection or discolouration may occur.
Laser skin resurfacing produces more dramatic results as skin is smoothed out by penetrating layers of skin where imperfections are most visible. The procedure is able to target these areas to remove skin cells and reveal younger looking skin. Healing time is longer and you might have redness, swelling, itching, and some blistering. Risks include bacterial infection and scarring.

Micro-needling vs chemical peels

Micro-needling involves the use of tiny needles that are attached to a hand-held device to create controlled damage of the skin. A rich skin serum is applied to the face prior to treatment, and the micro needling causes the serum to penetrate deeply to increase natural collagen production. Recovery times are short with any redness to normalise within hours.

Prior to chemical peel

  • Avoid any microdermabrasion treatments for at least 14 days before
  • Don’t use a tanning booth for 2-3 weeks before
  • Limit sun exposure
  • Apply any prescribed lotions – consult with your doctor
  • Use a bleaching agent
  • Learn about medication interactions

After chemical peel

  • Treat skin gently
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Use soothing skin care products to comfort the skin
  • Don’t pick
  • Don’t over moisturise
  • Don’t exfoliate

Cosmetic Treatments from Luxe Skin

For more information about chemical peels Glasgow and a complementary consultation with a cosmetic doctor, call a recommended skin clinic such as Dr Q Glasgow. You’ll get all the help, advice, and support you need from friendly professionals.

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