Chemical Peel Not Peeling: Post Peel Aftercare, Recovery & Results
Chemical peel not peeling at home following treatment? No worries! It doesn’t mean the peel’s not working. In fact, the healing process will vary from person to person and day to day. Specifically, the type of peel recovery can range from no peeling to flaking to sheet peeling. Here’s what to expect from the peel process, as well as how to get top results from facial peels. Check out today’s post: Chemical Peel Not Peeling: Post Peel Aftercare, from the best medspa in NYC.
Is It Normal Not to Peel After A Chemical Peel? Does Everyone Peel?
Flaking and peeling after a peel is common. However, the peel healing process is unique for everyone. The most important thing to note is that, if you don’t peel, it doesn’t mean it isn’t working.
Here are a few of the things that can affect the peeling process:
Products Used at Home
Typically, the more you exfoliate at home, the less you’ll peel. Specifically, certain ingredients in your topicals can influence the peeling process. For example, do you use Retinol or Vitamin C? Do you regularly use either chemical or physical exfoliants? If the answer is yes to either or both of these questions, you may peel less than you expected at home.
The same holds true for exfoliation treatments at our spa. When was your last chemical peel with us? Do you come in regularly for facials? The bottom line is that your skin can be so well exfoliated that their skin doesn’t need to peel heavily. However, the peel is still working to restore the skin to health..
Facial peels are all formulated differently. Therefore, they will all differ in both the way they lift off skin and the peeling results they provide. While some peels lift off skin in a layer (called sheet peeling), others work by flaking off the skin.
Type of Acid
The extent of peeling is dependent on the kind of acid used in a peel. Examples of types of acids include: TCA, Glycolic, Mandelic, Azeleic, Salicylic or combinations of acids such as in a VI Peel, and Jessner Peel.
A peel will reach different depths of skin, depending on the percentage of acid in its formulation. In essence, the higher the acid concentration, the deeper it will peel. Typically speaking, a stronger, deeper peel will result in more peeling than a superficial one.
Application of Solution
Your esthetician will decide how many layers of chemical peel solution to apply during treatment. Additionally, she’ll decide how long to leave the solution on your skin. She will gauge both of these things based on your skin’s sensitivity, as well as how your skin’s receiving the peel. Therefore, the number of layers, as well as time left on the skin, will influence how deep the peeling process is and, thus, your recovery.
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How Long Does It Take to Peel After Chemical Peels?
Again, it depends on all of the factors listed above, as well as your individual skin. That said, as a general rule of thumb, peeling begins 2-3 days following treatment and can last 3-7 days.
How Long to See Facial Peel Results? What Benefits Can I Expect from Treatment?
A chemical peel will immediately remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells, leaving your skin instantly healthier and more radiant looking. However, your skin will continue to improve and will look better in ten days than immediately following treatment. Other peel benefits depend on the type of peel and can include:
- Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening the skin
- Brightening the skin
- Diminishing discoloration
- Evening skin tone
- Improving skin texture
- Repairing photodamage and signs of skin aging
- Boosting collagen and elastin formation
- Diminishing enlarged pores
- Targeting skin imperfections like hyperpigmentation, dark marks, age spots, scarring and acne
Are There Peel Side Effects? What Can I Expect Before and After?
Peel side effects are usually minor and should subside in time, as a normal part of the healing process. Immediately following treatment, your skin may appear flushed or red and feel slightly sensitive, which usually subsides within several hours to two days.
What is Post Peel Recovery Like? What Aftercare Should I Follow?
Post Care for Chemical Peel will both aid healing and encourage results, as follows:
- Avoid water on the face for five hours following treatment.
- After this timeframe, showering and cleansing the skin are allowed. A gentle cleanser should be used on the treatment area. Apply it to the fingertips with tepid water and use gentle, circular motions on the skin.
- Refrain from use of Retin-A, retinoids or any other similar Vitamin-A infused topical skincare products. Avoid salicylic acid, bleaching creams, abrasive scrubs or harsh ingredients.
- Apply a healing and soothing moisturizer for the duration of the peeling process.
- Do not pick or scrub peeling skin, which could run the risk of causing pigment irregularities or scarring of the skin.
- Avoid exercise or strenuous activity, as well as hot tubs and saunas until the peeling process starts or if the skin is irritated.
- It’s best not to wear makeup unless it’s mineral makeup (non oil, no talc, doesn’t clog pores) is recommended, if necessary.
- Refrain from tanning or prolonged sun exposure for two weeks after the procedure. Apply sunscreen to the treatment area for up to two weeks to avoid incidental sun exposure.
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Where to Get a Chemical Peel Near Me? Why Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC?
Smooth Synergy MediSpa is conveniently located in Midtown West, Manhattan. We’ve been in the business of non-invasive aesthetic solutions since 2002. This experience gives us a distinct advantage in assessing your skin to figure out what will work for you. Our Medical Estheticians know how to use Chemical Peel solutions at stronger concentrations with an unparalleled level of safety, in order to provide superior results for your skin. Take advantage of their skill, education and expertise by scheduling a consultation with one of our Experts in Beauty. She will explain our comprehensive menu of chemical peels and help you decide which one of our nine formulations, as well as which concentration, is right for you. If you have any questions about the type of peeling or results of a specific acid (for example, a VI Peel vs Vitalize Peel vs TCA Peel), she is here to answer all your questions.