Chemical Peel

10 Things to Expect After Your First Chemical Peel

With the help of medical aesthetics, many anti-aging treatments have sprouted worldwide to address fine lines and wrinkles, boost radiance, shrink pore size, diminish dark spots, clear the complexion, and even help with rosacea. One of which is chemical peel treatment, a rejuvenating skin procedure that uses mild acids that exfoliate the skin’s upper layers in a controlled manner to regenerate new healthier layers. 

In addition, the chemical solution, once applied to the skin, triggers the controlled removal of the upper layers. More importantly, chemical peel treatment is a standardized treatment that smoothens out the skin’s texture and improves the skin’s appearance. It also helps diminish the excess accumulated pigment in the form of spots or marks as it eliminates the layers of dead skin.

What To Expect After The First Chemical Feel?

  • Mild To Moderate Redness In The Skin

The most common misconception of chemical peel is painful or severe side effects. Although each patient will react to skin treatments differently, the side effects, for most parts, should only be mild, and healing should be completed within two weeks.

To set proper expectations on the recovery timeline:

  • During the first few hours, the patient will notice some redness, tingling, or burning. 
  • In the first few days of the treatment, some dryness, irritation, and mild swelling may occur.
  • After two to three days, the skin may look flaky or peeled, and discolorations or imperfections may temporarily be more noticeable by this time.
  • In three to four days after the treatment, the patient may experience a breakout, or skin may look tan or slightly darker than usual at this time.
  • Nonetheless, on its five to seven days post-treatment, all the side effects mentioned above should start to subside, and the skin should start to look and feel normal as expected.
  • Lastly, in even to fourteen days, the patient may see the formation of healthy, new skin, but a patient may also notice some redness or skin that is darker or lighter than usual for up to a month.
  • Peeling Of The Skin

When the chemical is applied to the upper layer of the skin, peeling will follow, noticeable after three to five days. Just like how your skin flakes away after a sunburn, the patient can remove the flakes gently when cleaning the face; however, it is important to avoid pulling or picking at the peeling skin to prevent irritation and increase the risk for infection.

  • Expect Multiple Chemical Peels After One Treatment For Optimum Results

It takes several treatment sessions to see the desired outcomes, not just one treatment. Although most patients may notice some improvement after the first chemical peel, multiple treatments will give astonishing results by how better their skin looks.

  • Follow Up With Dermatologist After 3-4 Days Of The Peels

While most people only have very mild reactions following chemical peels, it’s crucial to pay close attention throughout the recovery period and inform the dermatologist know right away if there are signs of infection or other concerns. 

  • Make Changes In The Skincare Routine Recommended By A Dermatologist

Chemical peels effectively improve skin’s appearance as the body has a natural healing process. While allowing the skin to heal after treatment, aftercare instructions are provided by the medical professionals recommending products for moisturizing, cleansing, promoting cell turnover, and healing skin from sun damage.

  • Avoid Cosmetics As Much As Possible For The First 1-2 Weeks

Avoid applying make-up products for the first 1-2 weeks since it can unnecessarily irritate the skin and prolong the healing process due to the chemicals and other substances of the cosmetics.

  • May Experience A Breakout

The combination of more significant amounts of dead skin and inflammation from the chemical peel procedure may lead to breakouts. However, the skin should clear up within just a few days and look healthier.

  • Never Forget To Wear Sunscreen

It is crucial to avoid sun exposure immediately after the procedure and apply an SPF 30 or higher type of Sunscreen before going outdoors. At the same time, immediately following the procedure, chemical sunscreens must be avoided; instead, use the physical sunblock. More importantly, physically shield the treated area from the sun by wearing hats, scarves, or other protective coverings that may be recommended after your chemical peel.

  • Avoid High Temperatures And Overexertion 

To avoid any irritation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, it is suggested not to allow hot water to touch the face since the skin needs to be calm. It is recommended to use room temperature or cool water when taking a shower. Also, to limit time outdoors and avoid overexerting during exercise, which in most cases patients can definitely return to daily routine after the first two weeks.

  • Be Patient With The Result

It is important to realize that changes to the skin may take a long time to accumulate as irregularities and damage take time to correct. Also, results in restoring youth don’t happen overnight in most cosmetic procedures. It will all depend on the time invested and the commitment to be consistent on treatments and post-care instructions diligence. More importantly, if the chemical peel doesn’t give the desired effect, it is advised to contact the dermatologist or ask about the results during the follow-up visit.

What Are The Other Uses of Chemical Peel?

As the chemical peel become a popular treatment option for the skin on the face and neck, it is also used by dermatologist to treat skin conditions in other areas of the body, including the following:

  • Around the eyes
  • Arms
  • Back and shoulders
  • Feet and hands
  • Legs
  • Thighs

Final Thoughts

VI Peels are individualized facial treatments that use chemical solutions to reveal healthier, smoother skin. At ZI BLOOM Aesthetics, they offer Chemical or VI Peel treatments that help reduce skin irregularities, like age and sun spots, acne and scarring, melasma, rosacea, fine line, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rough skin patches, and enlarged pores. Hearing all its benefits also acts as a way to remove damaged and dead skin cells with a specific procedure involving applying a treatment to your skin. Hene, the result is peeling off the visible layers of the skin. 

ZI BLOOM AESTHETICS provides the highest quality aesthetic injectables and medical-grade skincare. You are assured that their friendly team prioritizes and plans your skincare goals, with each appointment that consists of a thorough and individualized treatment regimen specific to your needs and budget. They focus on restoring and maintaining the client’s natural beauty for minimal day-to-day skincare. Ultimately, let your confidence bloom from the inside out.

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