What should I expect during my chemical peel treatment?
The complete treatment is expected to take 45 minutes, which includes ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes. The How will my skin look after a SkinMedica Peel?
SkinMedica peels can leave a yellowish tinge on the skin which is expected to last no longer than 2-3 hours. Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after the treatment and completely resolves after the peeling is complete. How much will I peel after my treatment?
Your skin care professional will provide you with in depth post-procedure instructions. Your post-peel regimen will include a mild facial cleanser, moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, and a mineral sunscreen (tinted or untinted). How can I protect my skin post peel?
Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum (mineral) sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher. After my SkinMedica peel, when can I resume my regular skin care regimen?
You can resume the use of your regular treatment products after you have completely finished peeling. What results can I expects after a SkinMedica Peel?
After the peel, patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture, more even skin color, and improved skin clarity. How often can I have SkinMedical Peels?
Usually SkinMedica facial peels can be repeated every 3-6 weeks. SkinMedica Peels: How many treatments are needed?
Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peel is cumulative and results are favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with SkinMedica® daily product regimen. How do I maintain optimal results following a SkinMedica Peel?
SkinMedica facial peels are part of a skin management program that includes SkinMedica home-use products. To maintain optimal results achieved with treatments, patients should use a daily skin care regimen recommended by a physician or skin care specialist.
Can pregnant or lactating women receive a chemical peel?
SkinMedica® peels should not
be administered to pregnant or lactating women. SkinMedica: The Next Big Thing in Skin Care?
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