In chemical peeling, a chemical solution (combination of glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, carbolic acid) is applied to the skin which causes the skin to exfoliate i.e. remove dead skin cells and peel off. This results in skin recovering its baby glow and smoothness; thus indicating a more youthful appearance.
The type of chemical peeling employed usually depends on the issues faced by the skin and is roughly divided into three types:
- Light chemical peel
- Medium chemical peel
- Deep chemical peel
The three types indicate how deep the process will affect the dermis and can be identified easily by the names. White Rock Spa is proud to offer all three procedures of chemical peel in Surrey.
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”- Coco Chanel.
Chemical peeling procedures are most popular among women and are commonly performed on the face, neck, and hands (body Parts that unusually do not have a covering). However, during the pandemic, the dermatologist usually applied this procedure on half the face as the rest were covered by masks (LOL).
These Chemical Peels in Downtown Vancouver are used to:
- Treat wrinkles
- Treat age spots, freckles, and dark patches
- Treat acne scars
- Improve appearance (glow and youthfulness)
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes
- Treat discoloured skin and scars
Chemical Peel in South Surrey is very common today with young skins facing all the drastic symptoms. Now is the time you give your skin the long due care it deserves.
Here are some of the things you must consider before and after the treatment
The most essential thing pre-treatment is to provide your doctor with your medical history. Therefore, you might need to take some physical tests to find what type of dermis you have and how thick or thin it is. Moreover, your doctor will provide you with sufficient information about how much recovery time is needed.
Other pre-treatment care includes:
- Some antiviral medication before the treatment, just in case.
- A retinoid cream (Renova, Retin-A) to apply on the skin for a few weeks prior to the procedure to prepare it for the process.
- Try to avoid direct sun exposure before the treatment as it will have an effect on the skin during chemical peeling.
- Before the treatment, avoid other cosmetic treatments and stop using hair removal techniques.
- Shaving or even trimming should be done more than 24 hours earlier than the procedure.
- Protection gear like goggles for eye protection and other instruments are used to prevent damage to other parts of the face including hairs etc
- Sedatives are given to you during a medium peel
- Sedatives and sometimes anaesthesia is injected during a deep peel
After any skin procedure your skin is likely to be irritated and at times swollen due to the applied chemical.
Hence, post-treatment care includes:
- Applying different ointments prescribed by the doctor post-treatment for the nourishment of the skin. This may include moisturizers etc.
- Avoiding rubbing or touching of any kind on the treated area as it takes a few weeks for the skin to be completed treated
- Avoiding direct exposure to the sun until your doctor allows you.
All in all, the complete treatment takes time from 1 month to several weeks so you have to make conscious skin decisions to benefit maximum from this procedure.
A few of the risks involved in chemical peeling include redness, scarring, and swelling but as the idiom goes “no risk no reward”. Chemical peeling is an attempt to prolong the youthfulness of human skin as it counters the effects of ageing. At White Rock Spa, South Surrey, we ensure to provide you with amazing Chemical peel results after thoroughly examining your skin.