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What Can You Not Do After a Chemical Peel?

What Can You Not Do After a Chemical Peel

Proper skin care after a peel can help reduce discomfort or visible side effects. This makes it easier to use this highly effective skin treatment in your daily life.

As we know, Chemical peels take off the top layer of your skin to help reduce the signs of aging, acne, and skin discoloration that you can see. At the same time, they make the skin underneath look brighter and smoother. 

But are there things we must remember for a safer process after this therapy? Today, Lips and Drips by Erica Marie will help you guide about this concept. Check out this blog post to see further details! 

Chemical Peels

Peels come in a range of strengths, from mild to intense. You can use some professional-grade formulas at home.

Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, it is normal to feel a range of side effects as it renews after a peel.

For instance, slight tingling or burning are possible side effects of a peel you do at home, but they should go away quickly. If not, talk to a doctor or professional skin therapist about what could be causing pain after a peel.

Some of the side effects of a professional peel are redness, dryness, itching, irritation, swelling, tightness, peeling, or scabbing. After two to three days, the top layer of skin may look flaky or tanned as it peels off to make room for new, healthier skin.

You may also notice that discoloration or age spots are temporarily more noticeable as they rise to the skin’s surface before falling off. Other than this information, what else should I know? Here’s the list of to-dos after chemical peel treatment.

Tips For Your Chemical Peel AfterCare

Whether you do a peel at home or get one from a professional, you can reduce the time your skin needs to recover by following these tips:

Use Cool Water

Warm or hot water might not feel as good as cool or cold water, which can help ease the pain after a peel.

Moisturize & Wet Your Skin

Since peels can temporarily weaken your skin’s protective barrier, you should use a medium-to-thick moisturizer to rebuild it. Also, drink more water to avoid dehydration, making your skin feel tight.

Don’t Forget Sunscreen with SPF30

After a peel, your skin is more sensitive, so stay out of the sun, which can make the signs of aging show up even more. Use broad-spectrum physical sunscreen if you have to be out in the sun.

Avoid Strenuous Workouts

When blood flow to the face goes up, warming, tingling, itching, redness, and other unpleasant side effects can worsen. On the day you use a peel, don’t do these things.

Refrain From Scrubbing Too Much

Peels are the most potent exfoliants, so you don’t need to use a separate one within 3–4 days of your peel. If you exfoliate too much, your skin might get more red or sensitive, so wait until it feels ready.

When your skin feels “back to normal” after a peel, it’s usually safe to return to your regular skincare routine. Ask a professional skin therapist how to use peels in your life to get more personalized advice. 

Treatments at Lips and Drips by Erica Marie

We offer chemical peel treatment that can help you work on your goals. Check out these options. 

SkinMedica Chemical Peels

Chemical peels from SkinMedica are some of the best you can get. With these light peels, your skin tone will look more even and refreshed, and fine lines, wrinkles, and texture will look less noticeable. 

Chemical peels from SkinMedica can also make the effects of sun damage less obvious, soften the look of acne scars, even out skin tone, and make pores smaller.

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel

Patients like the SkinMedica Vitalize Peel because it is a chemical peel that is easier on the skin than other chemical peels. It is a strong peel that won’t hurt your skin that can make your skin look younger. 

Bety-Hydroxy Acid, Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, Resorcinol Acid, and Retinoic Acid are all in the Vitalize Peel. This peel will help people with mild to moderate skin problems like fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

One peel will make a difference, but three to six peels will make a big difference. Treatments should be done every 3–4 weeks to get the desired results.

Illuminize Peel by SkinMedica 

The SkinMedica Illuminize Peel is a chemical peel that doesn’t hurt and is very light on the skin. It makes the skin more radiant and glowing. 

How Often Can You Have Chemical Peel?

You may need more than one treatment to get the desired results. The Illuminize Peel can be done every two weeks, and the Vitalize Peel can be done every three to four weeks. 

People can get as many peels as they want as they keep improving.

How Long Will Results Show?

Peels can slow down some signs of aging, but once the peel has healed, the aging process starts again. 

The best way to keep your skin looking better over time is to use products made to reduce the signs of aging every day and get a series of peels.

What To Expect?

The amount of peeling will depend on your skin type and condition at the time of the peel and the type of peel.

How Will Your Skin Look After?

Almost all chemical peels make the skin red in some way. The level of redness can vary from person to person.

A mixture of phytic acid commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol). Newer alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic acid and malic acid) give the skin the most rejuvenating effects with minor irritation.

This peel has no downtime, which makes it an excellent treatment for the day of a wedding, prom, or another special event. 

After this peel, your skin will be a better color, feel, and look. Results can be seen after just one treatment, but treatments can be done every two weeks until the results are what you want.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Lips and Drips by Erica Marie are always open to serving you. We also offer different treatments like Botox, Fillers, and IV Drips! Please book an appointment with us today for more details. We can’t wait to meet you here in our clinic. 

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