A chemical peel is a dermatological treatment designed to enhance and smooth your skin tone and texture. It involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates and eventually peels off the topmost layer—revealing newer, healthier skin beneath.
How does it work?
Our medical experts apply a specialized chemical solution to your skin. The solution works to break down the bonds between dead skin cells, prompting them to peel away and unveil new, more radiant skin underneath. The strength and type of peel are customized based on your skin’s unique needs and the specific concerns being addressed.
Schedule a consultation with our experienced medical professionals to discuss your goals and assess your suitability for a chemical peel.
2. Avoid Sun Exposure
Minimize sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin for at least one week prior to your treatment.
3. Avoid Topical Exfoliants
Refrain from applying Retinoids, exfoliants, acne treatments, and other harsh topical products on the treatment area at least 48 hours before the procedure, unless advised by our medical team.
4. Stay Hydrated
Ensure your skin is well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a gentle moisturizer prior to your treatment.
Avoid Sun Exposure
Sun protection is crucial; wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure to support the healing process.
Avoid Picking or Peeling
Resist the urge to pick or peel any flaking skin, as this can interfere with the healing process.
Use Gentle Skin Care
Use mild, fragrance-free cleansers and moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the skin.
Please feel free to schedule a follow-up appointment to address any concerns.
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Is a chemical peel painful?
Most patents describe the sensation during a chemical peel as a slight tingling or warmth. We prioritize your comfort, ensuring that any discomfort is minimal and short-lived.
How long does a chemical peel treatment take?
A typical session lasts about 30 minutes, allowing you to easily fit this transformative treatment into your busy schedule.
What types of chemical peels do you offer?
We offer a variety of chemical peels tailored to address specific skin concerns, ranging from gentle superficial peels to more intense Jessner peels, all designed to smooth and enhance your skin.
Can chemical peels help reduce acne scars?
Yes, chemical peels are effective in reducing the appearance of post-acne discolouration by promoting the turnover of skin cells and encouraging the production of new, healthier skin.
How often can I get a chemical peel?
We recommend a series of 3-5 peels, the frequency depending on the type of peel and your individual skin type. Our experienced team will provide you with a personalized treatment plan to ensure optimal results.
Are there any side effects associated with chemical peels?
Most clients experience temporary redness as well as some peeling beginning several days after a chemical peel. We will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
How long is the recovery time after a chemical peel?
Recovery time varies depending on the depth of the peel. Superficial peels have minimal downtime, while clients receiving deeper, Jessner peels may experience some fine peeling that lasts up to 2 weeks. Our medical experts will provide a more accurate estimate during your cosmetic consultation.
Can I wear makeup after a chemical peel?
You can begin to apply light makeup 24 hours following any of our peels.
Is a chemical peel suitable for all skin types?
Chemical peels can be customized to suit a variety of skin types. However, a thorough consultation with our expert team at Atlantic Skin Care is crucial to determine the most suitable peel for your skin.
How do I know which type of chemical peel is right for me?
Our medical professionals will assess your skin and discuss your goals to recommend the perfect chemical peel tailored just for you, ensuring radiant results and a delightful experience.