The revitalizing effects of a chemical peel are incredible. While gentle, they are powerful and can lead to smoother and softer skin in as little as one treatment. Results vary depending on the quality and type of peel, but most superficial peels have results lasting up to two months.
If you want to extend the benefits of your chemical peel, here’s what you can do.
Immediately After The Peel
Let Your Skin Heal
Chemical peels get their name from the solution used in the treatment and because the skin’s outer layer sheds or ‘peels.’ During this time, it is imperative that you refrain from touching the peeling skin, instead letting it fall off naturally.
This is because the peeling is part of the healing process. Disrupting this process through touching or picking at the skin can impact your results.
It is also important to be mindful of how you sleep during this time. Try sleeping on your back to prevent your face from rubbing against your pillowcase, which may cause premature peeling.
Maintained Care After Peel
Not just after a peel, but moisturizing is an important aspect of keeping your skin happy and healthy. However, once you’ve had a peel, hydration is key to preventing your skin from drying out.
Topical moisturizers can help form a barrier against dryness. As important as it is to create a topical barrier, it is also important to hydrate from within. Drinking enough water to keep your skin hydrated is a pivotal step to nourishing skin and maintaining the results of your chemical peel.
A chemical peel helps remove damaged, unhealthy skin and helps replace that with new, healthy skin. To keep that new skin healthy, protect it by applying sunscreen. Experts recommend reapplying sunscreen every two hours if in the sun. Still, the key is to reapply and keep a steady line of protection against the sun’s harmful rays.
Get Another Chemical Peel at RX MD Solutions
The magic of chemical peels can be cast again, depending on the depth of the initial peel, every month. Repeat chemical peels may offer improved results when compared to just one peel.
To get started with our experienced team in Plano, TX, call 972-200-2019 or book online.