Pre Treatment Guide for
What Is A Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are one of the most popular procedures for removing signs of aging, increasing skin radiance, improving sun damage and reducing pore size. The essence of this cosmetic process involves the application of chemical solutions to remove dry or damaged skin cells and reveal the new, healthy skin cells underneath. Chemical peels can be applied to improve the appearance of the face, neck, décolleté, and hands.
Lush MedSpa provides a wide range of peel options each designed to target specific skin care needs. We offer light peels for superficial peeling, often showing no signs of down time. Moderate peels may have 2 – 5 days of gentle sloughing which can easily be managed with extra moisturizer and can be covered with makeup. Peels which offer more dramatic results may involve more visible peeling and sloughing for 5 – 7 days or more. We recommend consulting with one of our medical skincare specialists to determine the best individual approach for your needs.
How To Prepare for Chemical Peel Treatment
Avoid aggressive exfoliation for 2 days prior
Refrain from waxing in the treated area for 5 days prior
Stop the use of retinol 1 week prior
No sun exposure for 2 weeks prior
What To Expect During My
Chemical Peel Treatment?
Prior to any chemical peel, you should consult with a skin care professional to determine a treatment plan. Based on factors such as your skin’s current condition, personal goals, lifestyle and desired outcome, the best treatment approach for your skin will be recommended, including the number of sessions required for your individual needs along with home care instructions.
During the procedure, your skin care professional will clean the treated area. Protective ointment may be applied to sensitive skin areas such as the corners of the eyes and nose.
A chemical peel solution will be applied to your skin for a short period of time, ranging from 2 to 5 minutes as your skin care technician monitors the condition of your skin and your comfort. When specific changes are detected in the skin, your technician will stop to procedure, typically by applying a neutralizing solution. Depending on the type and the depth of the chemical peel, you may feel mild stinging or burning while the chemical solution is on your skin. Discomfort usually subsides at the point when the neutralizing agent is applied.
Some peels are self-neutralizing and do not require a neutralizing agent. These procedures may leave a slight stinging sensation on the skin which can last for 30 minutes up to a few hours, reducing in intensity over time. This is a normal part of the procedure.
Some chemical peel procedures involve leaving the peel solution on the skin for two or more hours after the treatment. This may result in a mild tingling sensation which subsides after a short time.
In all cases, post-procedure instructions will be given to care for your skin in the hours following your treatment, that evening and for the days following your chemical peel.
The Lush MedSpa Difference
There is nothing more beautiful than someone wearing their confidence. Our goal is to help each client find their happy place within themselves. Expertly trained providers, state of the art technology, and sincere, results-driven staff help us to create a plan unique to every person who walks through our doors.