Chemical peels are a popular and effective treatment for improving the appearance of the skin. They are a non-invasive procedure that uses a chemical solution to remove the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the smoother, brighter, and more evenly toned skin underneath. Below is a short synopsis of the procedure, and then a post care journal.
Here are some of the benefits of chemical peels:
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: The removal of the top layer of dead skin cells stimulates collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improves the appearance of acne scars: The removal of the top layer of skin can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars by evening out the skin tone.
- Improves the overall texture and tone of the skin: Chemical peels can help to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin by removing dull, rough, or discolored skin and revealing the smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin underneath.
- Can help with hyperpigmentation: Chemical peels can be used to help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, which is caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin.
- Helps with acne: The exfoliation that chemical peels provide can help to clear up acne by unclogging pores and removing impurities from the skin.
- Non-invasive and relatively short recovery time: Chemical peels are a non-invasive procedure, with relatively short recovery time.
It’s important to note that chemical peels are not a one-time solution, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results. It’s also important to follow the aftercare instructions given by the aesthetician or dermatologist to ensure optimal results. Consult with a medical professional to see if a chemical peel is right for you.
Okay, now for the journal:
Day 1: After getting a chemical peel, my skin feels tight and slightly irritated. The aesthetician at Candee Skin applied the peel and left it on for about 20 minutes before neutralizing it and removing it. My skin is slightly red and feels warm to the touch. I was instructed to avoid sun exposure and to keep my skin moisturized. I’ve been using a gentle moisturizer and avoiding any makeup or skincare products that might irritate my skin.
Day 2: My skin is still feeling tight and slightly irritated, but the redness has decreased. I’ve been keeping my skin moisturized and avoiding any products that might irritate it. I’ve also been avoiding sun exposure as much as possible.
Day 3: My skin is feeling much better today. The tightness and irritation have decreased significantly and the redness is almost gone. My skin is also looking brighter and more even-toned. I was advised to use sunscreen to protect my newly rejuvenated skin from UV rays. I will continue to keep my skin moisturized and avoid any products that might irritate it.