DEFINITION OF CHEMICAL PEEL
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin
❖ USES OF CHEMICAL PEEL
➢ Improving the skin’s colour, clarity, tone and texture
Stimulating new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, resulting in a radiant complexion
➢ Reducing discoloration caused by sun damage
➢ Helping to clear up breakouts
➢ Smoothing away the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Increasing hydration of the skin
➢ Addressing visible skin imperfections and superficial scars
➢ Enabling skincare products used at home to be more effective because a peel can remove several layers of skin build-up and congestion, allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin
❖ TYPES OF CHEMICAL PEEL
➢ Glycolic Peel. The glycolic peel has the smallest molecular size and penetrates the deepest. …
➢ Lactic Peel. Derived from milk, the lactic peel is ideal for skin that’s dry or sensitive to active ingredients like retinol. …
➢ Mandelic peel
➢ Vitalize Peel. …
➢ Pigment Balancing Peel. …
➢ TCA Peel for Actinic Keratosis.
Medium depth peels
❖ PRECAUTIONS OF CHEMICAL PEEL
➢ Chemical peel precautions are important for both long term and short term results like skin brightening and improved skin texture and to ensure safety and minimal adverse side effects.
➢ Postpone your chemical peel if you’ve overused your products, picked or scrubbed your skin, been close to a heater or hot stove or if you’re excessively dry.
➢ No scented detergents, fabric softeners, soaps, shaving products, deodorants or skincare products.
➢ Your should not workout, sweat, or expose your skin to sun or extremely hot or cold weather for
24 hours before or after your chemical peel, or 48 hours before or after body treatments.
➢ Even after 48 hours, do not work out if your skin is still irritated in any way.
➢ Heat sources: Avoid hair dryers, heaters, fireplaces, hot ovens, stoves, steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, swimming pools, hot wax and hair dryers completely for 24 hours. No space heaters or dry saunas, ever!
➢ Don’t shave for 24 hours and any depilatories, laser hair removal or chemical hair services for 4 days, before or after your peel. No hot wax. If you use a retinoid (vitamin A) or get body peels, you may not use chemical depilatories or get waxed
❖ POST PEEL INSTRUCTIONS
➢ Most patients who undergo these treatments have minimal redness for 1-12 hours. Due to the nature of these treatments, you may experience light flaking for a couple of days. Your skin may feel tight and dry. Apply moisturizer as frequently as needed.
➢ Unless recommended by your doctor, do not apply topical medications, AHA or BHA products to the area for 5-7 days after your treatment, as they may be irritating.
➢ It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of your treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. Makeup can be applied if necessary.
➢ Follow your appropriate home care regimen as directed by your technician. Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat for at least 7 days (getting overheated internally can cause hyperpigmentation). Always use sunscreen/sunblockfor your protection. Do not pick or pull at any loose skin, as this can cause hyperpigmentation or scarring.
➢ Do not have electrolysis, use chemical depilatories or wax the treated area for at least 7 days.
For the next 2 days:
➢ Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated areas. Vinegar soaks may be used if needed.
➢ Do not put the face directly into a hot shower spray. Do not use a steam room, Jacuzzi, or sauna.
➢ Do not go swimming.
➢ Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
➢ Do not use a Buff-Puff or other means of mechanical exfoliation.
➢ Do not direct a hair dryer onto treated areas.
❖ COMPLICATIONS OF CHEMICAL PEEL
➢ Redness. Normal healing from a chemical peel involves redness of the treated skin. After a medium or deep chemical peel, redness might last for several months.
➢ Changes in skin colour. A chemical peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyper pigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypo pigmentation). Hyper pigmentation is more common after superficial peels, while hypo pigmentation is more common after a deep peel. Changes in skin colour are more common in people who have darker skin and can be permanent.
➢ Use caution! Don’t apply homecare products too thick or too often. The only exception is sunscreen, which should be applied liberally and reapplied every hour. Apply all other leave-on products sparingly and massage in well. Don’t dot active skin brighteners onto dark spots or patches.
Chemical Peels for your skin-EXULT
Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance.
In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, that makes it “blister” and eventually peel off.
The new skin is sometimes power tool and fewer wrinkled than the recent skin.
Chemical peels may be done on the face, neck, or hands.
They can be used to:
Reduce fine lines underneath the eyes and round the mouth
Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
Improve the appearance of mild scars
Treat certain types of acne
Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) because of maternity or taking contraception pills
Improve the look and feel of skin
Areas of sun injury might improve once chemical peeling.
Chemical Peels for your skin After a chemical peel, skin is quickly a lot of sensitive to the sun, thus wear sunblock on a daily basis.
It should say “broad- spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30.
Limit it slow within the sun, particularly between the hours of ten a.m.
and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.