Is a chemical peel right for me?
While most chemical peels are suited to all skin types, deeper skin peels may have a negative effect on olive or darker skin tones. Your clinician will be able to give you a better idea of whether you would benefit from a chemical peel during your personalised consultation at Face & Body clinic in Adelaide.
What types of chemical peels are available?
Chemical peels generally fall into one of three categories: superficial, mild and deep. Each chemical peel will reach more layers of the skin depending on its strength. The type of peel that you select will depend on your skin tone as well as the skin concern you want to address.
What can I expect after my chemical peel?
Depending on the type of peel that you chose, your skin may peel for several days. You may also experience some redness after your treatment but this will subside within a few hours and you will be able to return to work or your usual activities.
Until your skin has healed completely, though, it’s important to not do anything that could cause you to sweat. This includes exercising, spending time in a sauna or taking a hot shower. Extreme temperatures place you at higher risk of developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Your clinician will also tell you how to care for your skin at home and a good-quality sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 will need to be used if you plan to be outside.
How long can I expect my chemical peel results to last?
If you decide on a superficial peel, your results can last anywhere from one to two months, which is why regular peels are necessary throughout the year if you want to maintain your results. Medium peels tend to last two to six months and deeper peels can last up to a year if not longer.
Can chemical peels be combined with other treatments?
Chemical peels can be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, microdermabrasion and laser rejuvenation to achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance. Your Face and Body clinician will assist you with a personalised treatment plan that is based on your specific skin goals.
Is it normal if my skin doesn’t peel after my chemical peel?
The success of your peel is not determined by how much your skin peels. Every patient will have a different experience and the amount of peeling that occurs is dependent on the skin condition that was treated as well as the depth of the peel. Rather use your end result to determine the success of your chemical peel.