Although aging affects everyone, that doesn’t mean you have to watch it happen naturally. In recent years, chemical peels have become a popular anti-aging treatment that can help you turn back the clock on your skin. Chemical solutions are used in these potent peels to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. You can get smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin from chemical peels at Sage Wellness and Medspa.
But how exactly do chemical peels benefit your anti-aging routine, and what can you expect from the treatment? Chemical peels can benefit your anti-aging routine in several ways.
- Exfoliate dead skin: The chemical peels help to exfoliate the outermost layer of dead skin cells, which can build up and dull your complexion over time. You can expose younger, more vibrant skin by removing this layer.
- Stimulate collagen production: Collagen is essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness. A collagen protein provides skin with its structure and keeps it supple and young. Collagen production naturally declines with age, resulting in sagging and wrinkles. By encouraging collagen production, chemical peels can help counteract this effect and keep your skin looking more youthful.
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots: Depending on the peel used, the chemical solution can penetrate the skin more deeply and encourage cell turnover, which can help lighten pigmentation and even skin tone.
So, what can you expect from a chemical peel treatment? The specifics will depend on the type of peel used and your skin concerns, but generally, you can expect a few days of downtime and some mild peeling or flaking as your skin sheds its outer layer. Here are some general precautions to follow for chemical peel aftercare:
- Avoid sun exposure: After a chemical peel, your skin is more sensitive to sunlight, so it is vital to avoid direct exposure and wear sunscreen outside. Sunburn, skin cancer, and pigmentation are risks that can all be raised by UV radiation exposure.
- Use gentle skincare products: For the first few days after a chemical peel, use gentle, fragrance-free skincare products to avoid further irritation. Scrubs and exfoliants should not be used since they aggravate already irritated skin.
- Moisturize: Your skin may feel dry and tight after a chemical peel. To avoid flakiness and peeling, moisturize your skin gently and without fragrance.
- Avoid picking or peeling: While it can be tempting to peel or pick at flaky skin after a chemical peel, it can increase the risk of scarring or infection. Instead, let your skin shed naturally and use moisturizer to ease discomfort.
- Avoid heat and sweat: For the first few days after a chemical peel, avoid activities that can cause excessive sweating or heat exposure. This includes hot showers, saunas, and intense exercise.
- Follow your skincare professional’s instructions: Your skincare professional will provide specific aftercare instructions based on the type of chemical peel used and your skin concerns. It is vital to carefully follow these directions to achieve the greatest outcomes and reduce the possibility of difficulties.
Never hesitate to ask your skin care expert for advice if you have any worries or queries concerning chemical peels.