How to Prepare for Your Chemical Peels & Facials

In the world of skincare procedures, there are tons of different options out there for patients looking to restore their skin back to its former, youthful glory. And while a lot of these procedures might be invasive and others completely non-invasive, one of the best options or patients to consider is the use of chemical peels or specialty facials with acids. Whether you choose to call it an acid facial or a chemical peel, they are essentially the same thing and can offer a wide number of benefits for your skin and anti-aging. According to the team at Alluring Image, and their experts in facial rejuvenation treatments, their chemical peels can help to alleviate unwanted signs of aging such as hyperpigmentation or skin discolorations, shallow wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring or other facial scarring, and a wide variety of other issues. In fact certain acid facials and chemical peels can even help to stimulate the production of natural collagen beneath the skin’s surface. Collagen is a vital skincare compound that is depleted as we age, and can lead to a condition known as facial volume loss, that is marked by a number of unwanted symptoms and signs of premature aging. Alluring Image believes that chemical peels are one of the most effective facial rejuvenation treatments around today, and because they are all different and make use of a variety of different compounds, they can help patients to achieve a number of different results and desired effects, in only a few sessions! Despite how popular they are, patients aren’t always as knowledgeable on how they should prepare for their next acid facials or chemical peels. In this article, we will go over a few important pointers on how to do it.

Start Preparing Early – A Few Weeks in Advance

One of the most important things to understand about chemical peels is that the earlier you prepare your skin the better your results will likely be! According to the team at Alluring Image, the best medical spa Delray Beach has in practice, the best thing you can do is to create a soft, supple, smooth surface for your skin, as this will help the acid to better penetrate the skin. Consult your medical provider who will perform the peel, it’s important to discontinue the use of certain products that might be exfoliating your skin too much, and begin to use others that will help to create a smooth supple surface texture.

Mild Hydroxy Acid Peels

For certain milder peels, its important to prepare your skin to accept the acids, and create a smooth soft surface. One of the first ways to do this is by using an acid based cleanser, at least twice a day, that can help thin the stratum corneum (i.e. the skin’s outer layer), which will result in a more effective, evenly distributed treatment. also, you will want to add an antioxidant serum or ointment once your skin is dried, and to apply a solid layer of sunscreen to protect it from the sun – sun damaged skin can be irritated by chemical peels or facials. Once cleaned perform light chemical exfoliation using an acid serum.

Stronger Chemical Peels

Now the above is for a hydroxy peel, mandelic peel, or glycolic peel, but if you are going for a stronger, TCA peel or Jessners peel, you will require a much more rigorous preparation. Begin with the use of Melanin Inhibitors. According to the team at Alluring Image, the best medical spa Delray Beach has in practice, these are for people mainly with dark skin and/or hyperpigmentation should use melanin inhibitors twice per day at a minimum 2 weeks prior to a chemical peel and ideally 4-6 weeks beforehand — these products slow down melanin production, helping the skin maintain a more even tone and color. After you have done this, you should try using some light retinoids. Products containing retinol can thin dead skin, provide a pre-treatment for pigmentation problems, boost collagen production, and aid in skin healing.

For more information on chemical peels and facials, be sure to contact Alluring Image today.

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