Chemical Peel FAQs
Chemical peels at Body Beautiful Day Spa in Phoenix | Scottsdale are GREAT for successfully treating acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and fine lines that come with aging.
Chemical Peel FAQs
Q.When will I start “peeling”, for how long and how much?
A. Everyone’s experience will be different. However, on an average, you will see flaking by day two or three following the treatment you receive at Body Beautiful Day Spa in Phoenix | Scottsdale. It is possible to see flaking for up to five or six days.
Q. How irritating is a chemical peel?
A. Chemical peels are only slightly irritating. You may experience mild burning or stinging, which is transient.
Q. Can a person who is in the sun a lot receive a chemical peel?
A. Yes, only if they are compliant with using sunscreen protection. If you are getting peels to lighten the skin, a good brightening cream and sun screen is ideal to reduce any chance of further hyperpigmentation. Ask your licensed Aesthetician at Body Beautiful Spa in Phoenix | Scottsdale for the best products for your skin type and conditions.
Q. My skin is very thin. Why would I want to peel? Wouldn’t that make my skin thinner?
A. If your skin is dry and thin, often there is a buildup of dead cells that actually keeps your home care products from penetrating. Having a peel treatment will remove the surface buildup, hydrate the skin and give it a more plump, “thicker” appearance. The use of Vitamin C products in the treatment, as well as in your home care program, will help to build the collagen in your skin, thus making it stronger and more durable.
Q. Can someone using Retin-A® or Accutane® have a chemical peel?
A. We generally recommend that Retin-A® use be stopped five days prior to a peel and five days post treatment because of potential irritation and uneven peel penetration. Accutane® users tend to have very dry and sensitive skin and need to be treated only with peels that are appropriate for their skin type. Your skin care specialist should always be made aware of any Retin-A® or Accutane® use.
Q. What is the difference between the acids in peels?
A. Glycolic acid will dehydrate skin and make pores larger after extended use. Other peels use lactic and citric acids which are skin-friendly because they are natural constituents of your skin.
Q. What Can I Expect After the Chemical Peel Treatment?
A. After receiving your chemical peel, you may experience some light flaking in a few localized areas for up to five days and slight redness for one to twelve hours. Although you may or may not actually “peel” during the first one or two treatments, you will probably experience slight exfoliation and your skin will feel tight and pulled.
Q. What if I am not sure if a chemical peel is right for me?
A. If you are not sure if a chemical peel is right for you, schedule a free consultation with our expert Aestheticians at Body Beautiful Day Spa in Phoenix | Scottsdale, 602-522-9222. During your consultation, you will want to explain the level of skin improvement you hope to achieve. Your Licensed Aesthetician will then review your medical history and examine your skin type and pigmentation to determine if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. Together you can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of chemical peels, discuss your options, your expectations and determine the best treatment for you. Don’t forget to mention any history of viral infections, sensitivity to the sun, or prior skin treatments such as microdermabrasion or Accutane treatments within the past 6 months.
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