Tips on chemical skin peel recovery

Tips on chemical skin peel recovery

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A chemical skin peel treatment causes a superficial wound, so it’s no surprise that the aftercare technique should be a priority. Especially, when you bear in mind that you would have had the chemical skin peel in order to improve the look of your skin. How frustrating then to undo all the aesthetic benefits the chemical skin peel will provide by unwittingly not looking after yourself during the recovery period!

Although a chemical skin peel from our clinic in Rickmansworth is essentially a noninvasive treatment and carries far less risk than a surgical procedure, different strengths of acid solution are used to treat different skin problems. The solutions that penetrate a deeper layer of skin should be managed more carefully during the recovery period, than some of the lighter peel. We’ve put this post together to help you get the most from your chemical skin peel. Firstly however, for those of you who don’t know, let’s have a look at what peel treatment actually involves.

What is a chemical skin peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment that will cause a targeted surface area of your skin to peel away. With this exfoliation, blemishes, sun spots and fine lines and wrinkles will also be removed. The peel solution is painted onto the body during your appointment by our highly trained Essex practitioner, left on the skin for a few minutes and then washed away. After a few days the skin in this area will begin to peel away, revealing fresher, younger skin tissue underneath.

Recovery tips

1. It will be very tempting to help remove the skin and pull at it, during the exfoliation period. It’s very important that you resist the temptation, as this can cause scarring. How annoying to have a chemical peel to remove a scar and end up with new ones!

2. Keep the skin area cool by applying cool water and the creams that your practitioner will recommend. This will help the healing process.

3. Should you suspect that the skin area is not healing properly, or that you are developing further skin problems in this area, you should report this to your GP in Essex or your practitioner as quickly as you can. Delay in reporting any abnormalities, could result in permanent skin abnormality.

4. Keep your hair out of the skin area. Your natural hair oils may interfere with the wound.

5. You are advised not to smoke for a few weeks as this can have a detrimental effect on the healing process.

We would like to invite you to a consultation with our experienced practitioner at our clinics in Essex & Rickmansworth. In this way, we’ll be able to assess whether a chemical peel is the best potential course of action for you, or whether you wouldn’t benefit more from a different treatment.