A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Facial skin is mostly treated, and scarring can be improved. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. Chemical peels are not recommended for anyone pregnant or lactating. Other advanced skincare treatments are available for pregnant women.
PRIOR TO GETTING A CHEMICAL PEEL
In the week before treatment, do not undergo any other chemical peels, any kind of waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal procedures or botox injections. You should also avoid using exfoliating masks or rough, abrasive sponges on your skin. Stop the use of any retinoids 2 days prior to the treatment.
Avoid chemicals peels if any of the following applies to you:
You’ve had any recent cosmetic surgeries
Recent injectables, fillers, Botox
Use of Retin-A within the past 6 months
Any allergies or sensitivities to ingredients
You are pregnant
Active herpes simplex
Inflamed rosacea or acne
Open sores or suspicious lesions
Sunburned or irritated skin
A complete 7 day regimen for use post treatment will be available with any chemical peel.
Do not get your face wet for the first 24 hours. Do not workout, sit in a sauna, or do any excessive sweating. Wait approximately 21 days before geting a facial treatment.
To prevent skin damage, avoid the following for at least 24 to 48 hours post procedure:
WHAT TO EXPECT
Everyone peels differently. The amount of visible peeling you experience doesn't determine how effective your treatment is. Little to no downtime. Light peeling can occur with exfoliation on the cellular level. Moderate peeling can include some visible exfoliation over a few areas of the face. Heavy peeling may occur with intense exfoliation experienced over several days.
A. Chemical peels are for everyone. Whether your skin is dry, oily, combination or even sensitive, there is a chemical peel treatment that will work for you.
Q. What do peels improve?
A. Chemical peels are safe and effective in improving and preventing most skin conditions. Aging, Acne, Discoloration, and Sensitive Skin including Rosacea.
A. Our skin naturally exfoliates, gently shedding dead skin cells so subtly that most of us don't even notice. However, as we age, this process tends to slow, resulting in a dull complexion.
A. Chemical peels speed up the exfoliation process, encouraging cell turnover that leaves the skin looking fresh and healthy. The result is exfoliation after a treatment, often seen in the form of peeling, or flaking that lasts a couple days. Ingredients in the peel solution are also working to create new cells that function properly, not only visibly improving the skin, but correcting from within.
Q. How often can I get a peel?
A. Chemical peels are recommended once a month, paralleling the skins natural 28 day cell turnover process for the best results. PCA Skin chemical peels have little to no downtime, allowing for treatments that won't disrupt your schedule.
Q. What are the benefits of a peel?
A. Chemical peels have a large number of benefits, some that can be noticed, and some that subtly occur under the surface of the skin.
Reduced fine lines and wrinkles, controlled oil production and fewer breakouts, diminished discoloration and a more even skin tone, reduced inflammatory response, increased cell turnover process, overall brightened skin tone, softer, smother skin are some benefits of a peel.