There are 3 levels or grades of chemical peels, and it really depends on your skin color, texture, level of skin imperfections and elasticity to determine what chemical acid solution works best for you. In addition, your esthetician or doctor will determine if you need a stronger or lighter solution within each grade of the chemical peel.
*What to Expect After a Chemical Peel: Everything You Need to Know*
Chemical peels are one of the most misunderstood spa treatments – many of us immediately think of tabloid magazine photos we’ve seen of a celebrity with red, flaking, painful looking skin. But those images are the result of old, outdated chemical peel formulas that can result in some unpleasant side effects.
Traditional chemical peel formulas often believe in the philosophy that “stronger is better” and only contain one type of acid in a monster-strength percentage. Unfortunately this results in chemical peels that are ablative, result in a sunburn-like appearance and leave people to hide for several unsightly, itchy, skin-shedding days.
It is absolutely crucial to do your research before booking an appointment for a chemical peel. Find a spa that can help answer all your questions, so that you have a peace of mind.
What Happens During a Chemical Peel
If you’ve chosen a spa that uses modern formulas, then this is what you can expect during your treatment:
Questions from your esthetician: Don’t be alarmed if your esthetician is asking questions continuously. In fact, that means they’re doing their job correctly! There are signs of peel irritation that aren’t always visible to the naked eye, so it’s important for your esthetician to inquire about them while they’re performing the treatment. Don’t hesitate to speak up about how your skin feels throughout the treatment. Your esthetician will know which sensations are normal and how to handle those that aren’t.
Tingling or itching: These two sensations are completely normal, especially for those receiving their first chemical peel. However, if you are experiencing anything beyond slight tingling or itching, let your esthetician know immediately.
Temperature change: Some describe their skin as feeling cold after the peel has been applied, while others experience a warming sensation. Both temperature changes are normal as long as they aren’t painful or extreme.
Tightness: Stimulates microcirculation and draws out impurities to detoxify the skin. While these are all great benefits, that ingredient can also cause the skin to feel taught. Again, as long as the sensation isn’t extreme, this is normal.
No abnormal sensations: Your skin might not experience any abnormal sensations at all. Don’t worry if you don’t feel anything- your peel is still working!
If you want to experience a fabulous treatment that provides radiant results, call and ask for Terrie at Beso Hair Skin Laser Spa.