WHAT IS IT?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. Peels are a popular cosmetic procedure in Toronto, and are quick, simple, and safe, with obvious results and minimal down time. A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. It involves applying a chemical solution to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
There are four types of peeling, which range from very superficial to superficial, moderate, and deep. Each of these peel uses unique types of chemical agents to achieve different results.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT
The peeling is a multi-step process. The first step is a thorough cleansing of the skin, which is followed by a particularly active exfoliation before the peeling itself is applied on the treatment area as a mask. It may be on the face, neck or chest – areas where the skin is delicate and small pigmentation changes or scars stand out. The peeling can sting a bit and may feel warm.
After the peeling itself, the skin will receive an after-treatment with stimulating, calming and rebuilding products that balance the skin. Immediately after the peeling, the skin will appear smooth, moisturized, and more even, and imbue you with an amazing glow.
To take care of your newly treated skin, you will have to use factor SPF for some weeks after your treatment. Your therapist will also recommend nourishing after-treatment homecare that will help maximize nourish and maintain the effect.
WHAT SHOULD BE EXPECTED
There may be a mild to severe heat and tingling sensation depending upon the type of peel. Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that can last three to five days. Many patients experience “micro” peeling where minimal peeling is seen with the naked eye but still occurs at the microscopic level.
It is important to avoid overexposure to the sun immediately after a chemical peel since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to injury. The staff at the Toronto Dermatology Centre [note: is this copy lifted directly from the Toronto Dermatology Centre’s site?] will provide you with appropriate follow-up care to help the skin heal.
CONDITIONS BEST SUITED
FOR PEEL TREATMENTS
+ Acne scars
+ Aging skin
+ Crow's feet
+ Sun damaged skin
+ Sagging skin