10 Things to Know Before Getting a Peel

Now that summer is over, we can protect our skin from harmful UV radiation. The fall is an excellent time of year to have a professional skin treatment performed to help reverse sun damage and ultimately turn back the hands of time on our skin. 

1. Peels are appropriate for all skin types and age groups. 

Consider peels to be a crucial component of your ongoing skin care regimen. 3–4 peels should be given to you annually. You should begin undoing the harm now because our skin starts to age in our 20s! Trust me on this one: a little upkeep now will pay off in the long run. 

2. You’ll achieve better results if you dermaplane before a peel. 

Dermaplaning is the procedure of using a specialized dermaplaning blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz). By performing this fast procedure just before a peel, you may guarantee that the peel is applied evenly and possibly reduce some post-peel flaking. 

3. Peels vary widely in quality 

Different acids are combined in chemical peels. The depth of a peel and the condition it will treat depends on the concentration of a particular acid. Peels are often divided into three categories: light or “lunchtime” peels, which only address the skin’s outermost layers; medium peels, which go deeper into the skin; and deep peels. 

All of the aforementioned are available at Carvers. 

4. Peeled skin is not just for your face. 

Shouldn’t you also treat the neck and chest area, which typically sustain just as much sun damage as the face? Peels can also be used on the hands and back. 

5. If you acquire a peel, you need to take your at-home skin care seriously. 

It is a false notion that your skin should only be dry cleaned. Spending a lot of money on a good outfit wouldn’t mean you’d throw it in the standard wash afterward, would it? Using the proper skincare both before and after a peel helps you heal and recover more quickly while also protecting your investment. 

6. Protect Yourself from Sun 

Avoid direct sun exposure on your skin for at least a week following a peel (sometimes more depending on the peel). Sunscreen must be used every morning. This cannot be negotiated. You should also stay out of the sun and avoid tanning for at least a week before the peel. 

7. Heat, exercise, and other hot activities won’t speed up your recuperation 

Heat causes inflammation and inflammation causes redness. In order to avoid looking like you have a sunburn, stay away from anything that are really hot for roughly 48 hours. You should pay extra attention to this if you are prone to hyperpigmentation. 

8. Peeling does not mean the peel was successful! 

For the peel to function, you don’t need to “peel.” In fact, you won’t flake at all with several of our light peels. Think of peeling as a drawback of the peel. The same is true of peels; although a cellular change is a targeted reaction, peeling is a frequent side effect. The likelihood of peeling increases with peel strength. 

9. Delay if you are pregnant or nursing. 

Instead, choose a facial that exfoliates and uses compounds that are safe for your child. 

10. Compared to some lasers, peels are safer, more efficient, and more affordable. 

Peels are a fantastic remedy. The chance of adverse effects or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is significantly reduced when a peel is performed properly! 

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