Thing You Should Know Before Going For The Peeling Procedure

Things to consider before undergoing chemical peeling

So, finally, after much consideration, you have fixed your appointment for the chemical peel. Good for you! Peeling is not only important for maintaining the good health of the skin, it is also the best and the ultimate skin treatment around if you have sun damaged and ageing skin. Chemical peels are one of the few treatments that address multiple skin issues, for example, acne, age spots, acne spots, even skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin. Another wonderful point of the skin peeling is that there is a cocktail of chemical available for every skin type.

After all these years in which cosmetic medicine has moved forward by leaps and bounds, made countless innovations and progresses, people are still afraid of chemical peels when in reality, there isn’t any need to be afraid.

There are a few things that you should know about chemical peeling to get the best results after the procedure.

1. Having a skin which is in as much clean and good shape as it can be, is imperative for the peeling treatment. A peeling can be done on the good skin but a maintained skin gives pronounced and better results.

2. Flaking and peeling skin sounds pretty harsh and scary, but it is the only way to bring the fresh, new and healthy cells up. Peeling is nothing but another form of exfoliation which is more powerful than the scrubs that we use at home.

3. If you use a skin brightener two weeks prior to the peeling treatment you are bound to get better results and skip the post peeling hyperpigmentation which can occur in people of very dark skins or problematic skins. The skin brighteners distribute the melanin uniformly to escape the hyperpigmentation.

4. Ask your doctor which peel is right for you based on your Fitzpatrick Scale and your preferences. If you want minimal to no downtime then you can go for the glycolic acid peeling. But if peeling skin does not bother you then the more potent TCA or Jessner’s peel will work for you.

5. A chemical peel is not just for your face. If you are suffering from hyperpigmentation or acne spots on your hands, back or chest, you can ask your cosmetologists to perform chemical peeling into those areas as well.

6. You should have realistic expectations from the peeling procedure. Chemical peeling is not like a magic wand which will make you look two decades younger with just one flick. If you have raised scarring, chemical peeling won’t be able to make it go away. If you have severe sun damage on your skin, a single peeling session won’t make it go away. However, it will make your skin brighter, younger and tighter with a more youthful appearance.

7. As I said above, a peeling treatment is not like a magic wand which will solve all your skin problems at once. A single session of the peeling treatment might not be enough for you unless you are opting for the medium depth TCA peel. Make sure that your cosmetologist has taken skin peeling training course to determine which series of chemical peel will suit you best, for more information on the skin peel training courses click on the link.

8. Peel or no peel, you should always wear sunscreen to avoid sun damage from the harmful rays. After the peeling treatment sun screen should become your best friend. If you won’t wear sunscreen after a peeling treatment, it will lead to a more severe damage than before as the new skin is highly susceptible to sun damage.

Make sure that your doctor reviews your medical history, do a physical examination to inspect your skin and discusses your expectations from the treatment. Tell your doctor about any medications — oral and topical both, that you are taking. If any of them makes your skin sensitive, your doctor should know about it. Also, your cosmetologist should know if you had any type of cosmetic treatment performed on your face in the past. Make sure you understand each and every word the doctor tells you. You can ask zillion questions and your cosmetologist should answer each and every one of them.