What is with everybody and their obsession with chemical peels? It seems like a painful task, but is it, though? No, not at all. A chemical peel is a gradual day by day process that, without any pain, gets rid of your skin’s troubled, outermost layer.
With the help of chemicals, the outermost layer of your facial skin comes off, leaving behind youthful, acne-free, soft, supple skin. Here’s a quick review of what to expect from the chemical peeling process.
What Is Chemical Peeling Process?
Chemical peeling is a skin treatment that happens in a few stages. It involves applying a chemical solution to your skin to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. This process helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, or other issues on your skin.
Different types of chemical peels are available to suit every individual needs. Light peels are perfect for mild exfoliation; medium peels are best for more moderate skin issues, like acne or pigmentation.
On the other hand, deep peels use the strongest type of chemicals for peeling and are set aside for severe skin conditions like deep wrinkles or scarring.
Chemical peels are usually done by a licensed dermatologist in a spa or clinical setting. They are safe and effective; however, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions religiously provided by your practitioner to ensure the best results.
Day by Day Chemical Peel Process
We know you are majorly interested in what to expect after chemical peel surgery, but here’s what not to expect – immediate results.
Chemical peel recovery happens day by day, gradually. Here’s what you can expect the week after the treatment.
Your dermatologist applies the chemical on your face after cleaning it, and then you both have to wait to see the magic.
Your skin begins to feel tight and may look a little sunburnt. It will turn red as the day passes; do not worry; it’s normal.
In case you have any itching with it, Benadryl, Zantac, or Tylenol can help with mild issues that might occur while the peel penetrates deeper inside your skin.
Your skin will feel tight by now because of the top layers of skin dehydration. By day 2’s end, you may start observing some skin flaking. This usually starts between the eyes, mouth, and nose.
You must stay cautious; it may seem tempting but fight the urge to peel your skin manually.
Your skin gets flakier day by day after a chemical peel. Do not pick it! Now is the time to use a gentle cleanser and a strong hydrating cream. Make sure to limit sun exposure and not use SPF or retinoids, astringents, Vitamin C, etc.
You must know that a major part of your skin peeling takes place between days 3 and 4. Keep up with daily cleansing and moisturizing; do not peel your skin manually. It is normal to see that some areas are completely peeled off while others are not so much.
As you reach days 5 and 6 skin is still tender and soft. However, you can now exfoliate using a gentle scrub to remove the remaining peels off your skin. Continue to not go under the sun for the coming two weeks, but you can start wearing a good quality SPF.
Day seven of the chemical skin peeling stages is the time you remove all the leftover flaking skin.
By the first week, your dead skin completely comes off, revealing beautiful skin underneath. Curious to know more? Get in touch with the best dermatologist from Care Dermatology. We offer services in (352) 218-3211 Fruitland, (352) 612-1722, and Kissimmee Locations (407) 553-3979.