Before your chemical peel appointment, you’ll find out if you’re a good candidate during your complimentary consultation. Chemical peels aren’t recommended for those nursing or pregnant, if you have certain types of skin conditions (active eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, or dermatitis), have a compromised immune system, are planning to be in direct sunlight right after your treatment, are tan or have a recent sunburn, or if you’ve taken Accutane in the past 12–18 months.
During your appointment, your skin will be cleansed. If you opt for a pre-treatment, like microdermabrasion or dermaplaning, this will take place before the chemical peel. Next, your customized superficial chemical peel or medium-depth chemical peel is applied to the face, allowed to work its magic, then cleaned off thoroughly by your provider.
After your appointment, your skin may look shiny and feel tight. It’s critical to avoid direct sunlight after your treatments. Peeling usually starts 2–3 days after the treatment and can last for 5-7 days. If you opted for a medium-depth peel, the peeling will be more aggressive, and you should plan for a week of downtime. Results for both types of peels will begin to show once the skin has shed.
Start your journey towards younger-looking, more vibrant, and beautiful skin today. Call VIDA at (503) 399-0021 to schedule your complimentary consultation for a chemical peel.