Chemical peels for skin rejuvenation aren’t anything new. Their earliest recorded use dates back to ancient Egypt when Cleopatra used sour milk (lactic acid) to keep her skin supple and naturally youthful. Today, there are a wide variety of chemical peels available, and what’s best for you will generally depend on your existing cosmetic issues and preferences.
Although chemical peels vary in strength, penetration, and specific issues they address, what to expect following treatment is much the same for all the peels.
Generally, post-procedure redness that resembles a sunburn is common following peel treatments. This is a natural reaction from skin that is highly stressed or traumatized. It is extremely important to keep the treated skin moist and sufficiently hydrated to avoid further irritation and excessive peeling.
Wearing sunscreen is also a must when going out as your skin is especially vulnerable to sun exposure following chemical peel treatment. Obvious scarring or hyperpigmentation may result from overly exposed skin after a peeling session.
The tingling or stinging sensation common in peels can be prevented or reduced by taking pain relievers such as ibuprofen an hour before treatment.
If possible, you should also commit to quitting smoking for four to six weeks following chemical peels as the nicotine in cigarettes can significantly delay healing because it reduces the oxygen supply to the treated areas.
Finding a qualified, reliable chemical peel provider
A highly qualified, reliable chemical peel provider is one of the crucial components to achieving desired outcomes from chemical peels. The Creative Image Laser Solutions team is highly skilled in the wide variety of available peels. Call 325-641-1927 or fill out the contact form to schedule an appointment today!