How to nurture your skin after a chemical peel?
Acne, scars, hyperpigmentation… There are a lot of reasons why you would like to give a chance to peeling treatments. But what are the steps you have to take in order to heal your skin after this kind of therapy?
But first, a little explanation of what a peeling really is and how it affects your skin. Chemical peel procedures involve the application of one or more exfoliating agents on the skin, in order to cause a controlled injury. Removing the damaged and dead cells from the surface of the skin layers will promote further cellular regeneration.
When skin starts formatting new collagen and elastin and increasing its dermal volume, it is then revealed a new layer of skin that is more youthful, refined and smooth. A skin that has fought back skin problems and with fewer wrinkles and dyschromias.
So, if you decide to do this treatment and go back to have a more illuminated and freer of imperfections skin, what should you do after visiting the doctor?
First of all, you don’t need to take a week off your work. Peelings are one the safest and non-invasive treatments for your skin. After superficial peel procedure, desquamation may occur within 1 to 3 days, and in medium ones, it lasts for up to 5 to 10. If you are not afraid of the desquamation, feel free to walk the streets with a new and renovated skin.
You just have to remember to always wear the proper protection from the sun. Acid peels application increase sun sensitivity, so after this therapy the use of sunscreen is imperative to avoid hyperpigmentation and the reversal of the effects of the peel.
Moisturize your skin is also a must when it comes to recover from a peeling procedure. With the desquamation process, skin becomes more sensitive, lowering its levels of hydration and protection against external factors -not only the sun.
Besides that, there are also other procedures to combine with the peel treatment to strengthening its results. The perfect example are the md:prepeel AHAs Complex 15% or md:prepeel Beta&AHAs Complex 8%.