A chemical peel is used to improve surface skin tone and texture. An exfoliating formula is applied to the skin to lower PH, allowing connections between dead skin cells to loosen, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth.
This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to slough off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen production creating a bright and dewy glow to the skin.
Chemical peels work by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of skin, forcing your body to quickly replenish it with healthy new cells. When peels are performed regularly, the skin becomes accustomed to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin.
We love this procedure as a stand alone skin treatment to help accelerate cell turnover or combined with other modalities such as Laser Rejuvenation to target specific skin concerns. We will often recommend Peels alternating with other skin treatments to help accelerate your results.
Since flaking and peeling will begin usually 48-72 hours post-peel, we recommend scheduling your Peel for an evening mid-late work week so that the majority of your peeling will be done over your weekend.
If you are prepping your skin before an event, give yourself 10-14 days prior to the event to allow time for your skin to slough away and renew. For regular skin maintenance, the frequency of peels will depend on the individual, skin type and concerns. We always customize your treatment plan to suit your schedule, proper timing will be arranged during your consultation.
Every individual skin reacts differently. Visible peeling doesn’t need to happen in order for the chemical peel to work in the skin. In the case you don’t see visible skin peeling, it just means that it’s working microscopically. Peeling all depends on skin response, skin type, and skin conditions. Other factors that contribute to peeling or not peeling are skincare products applied before the treatment, sun exposure, and other treatments that were done around the same time. It’s important to consult with the clinic beforehand and follow your skincare professional’s instructions on pre and post-care.
The downtime required for chemical peels always depends on the type of peel being used. With more gentle peels, there is usually little to no downtime. Sometimes flaking or dry skin is common post gentle peels. However, with more aggressive or stronger chemical peels, the downtime could be up to 7days consisting of flaking, peeling, redness, and tenderness.
Chemical peels come in all different types and formulas. There are gentle to aggressive peels that target specific skin conditions and concerns per individual. They are so versatile when treating different skins, and usually require several treatments to achieve the desired results. Chemical peels mainly treat and target acne, congestion, scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines & wrinkles, texture, and skin tone.
*note: Our Chemical Peels are customizable in strength and everyone peels slightly differently, so this is just a rough guide.
At Skin Method Vancouver, we provide post-peel kits for you to care for your skin at home in the days following your Peel. Adhere to your post-peel instructions for the most effective and comfortable recovery.
Your skin will look amazing the next day
following a Chemical Peel - radiant and
smooth. You can wear makeup as normal this day.
Expect minor faking of the skin to begin
around the mouth and jaw line. Makeup
will be a little tricky today, go without if
you can. Do not pick the skin!
Peeling and flaking of the skin all over the face, will begin around mouth and travel out to the hair line. This may continue for the next 2-4 days. Continue using only the post-care provided by the clinic.
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