Let’s bust some long-held myths and talk about what getting a PCA SKIN chemical peel is really like.
Believe it or not, chemical peels are an important part of skin health. In the past, they’ve been framed as a luxury service only intended for an exclusive clientele. Now, chemical peels are an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, and even skin sensitivity issues, but many people are still intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment.
Another hard-to-shake association for the chemical peel is the image of leaving with a bright red face that hurts. Sadly, it prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is actually a glowing, healthy complexion. Here’s everything you need to know before your first PCA SKIN chemical peel:
Peeling is exfoliation
When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.
You won't necessarily experience any peeling
That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience.
Talk to us and let us help you find out what type of peel is best for your skin. There are many different kinds of peels because there are many different kinds of skin!
Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle
There is no downtime with PCA SKIN chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. And of course, there are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended by your esthetician following your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. Your clinician will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.
In short, there’s no need to hide your glowing face after a chemical peel. You can go to work, go to the store, and live your life without worrying about your skin.
Are you interested in learning if a chemical peel is right for you? Get in touch with us! Radiant Facials offers chemical peels for all types of skin and conditions – acne scaring, wrinkles and fine lines, rosacea, melasma, and more.