Getting a chemical peel can be one of the best decisions you make for your skin. The chemical peel benefits include reducing wrinkles and fine lines, brightening the skin and giving your skin an overall smoother and younger appearance. But the secret to getting the best chemical peel results starts with the preparation. You can’t just walk into a medical spa and get a chemical peel without a little preparation beforehand. Preparing doesn’t take an extensive amount of work, but diligent effort will help create the best results.
Start Preparing Weeks Before Your Chemical Peel
You should schedule your chemical peel several weeks ahead of time. This will give you time to go through all the preparation measures to get your skin in perfect condition to reap the chemical peel benefits. What many clients don’t understand is not taking care of your skin before the procedure can lead to undesirable results. Your esthetician may even suggest rescheduling the procedure if he/she believes the chemical peel won’t be effective.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized and Exfoliated
One of the best and easiest things to do prior to getting a chemical peel for acne is to keep your skin moisturized and exfoliated. But why would you need to exfoliate your skin, when a chemical peel essentially does the same thing? The reason is to get your skin prepared for the strength of the professional chemical peel, and to ensure maximum effectiveness. Use your normal moisturizers and exfoliators for a few weeks before your procedure, but avoid using them a couple days before.
Avoid Using New Products
You don’t want to cause a skin reaction or irritation because of using a new product. Preparing for a chemical peel doesn’t require you to go out and buy the best products on the market. Caring for your skin with what you have in your cabinet is good enough, as long as you use the products diligently and as directed.
Hydration is key to having strong skin for your chemical peel. Dehydration is one of the main reasons why people don’t like their chemical peel results. Dehydrated skin can create negative skin reactions and irritations, not to mention a potentially ineffective procedure.
Skin Deep Laser Services has provided chemical peels to thousands of clients in the Alexandria, Annandale, Springfield and Fairfax, VA areas. Before you schedule your chemical peel, contact us to setup a consultation to learn more about the specific preparation needed for your skin type.