A chemical peel is a very effective way to rejuvenate the skin, remove minor imperfections like wrinkles and scars, and achieve an overall younger-looking complexion. Chemical peels are designed to essentially strip away the outer layers of skin to allow smoother, younger-looking skin to grow in its place.
While some peels do not require any significant preparation, knowing how to prepare for your chemical peel can help ensure optimal results from the procedure.
2 Things You Have to Do Before Getting a Chemical Peel:
1. Schedule a consultation with your skin care professional.
Your skincare professional will help determine the type of peel that is best for you based on your skin type, the amount of downtime you are comfortable with and desired results. They may suggest a single treatment or a series of treatments to make sure you get the skin you want. Trying to determine which peel is best without the skill of a skin care professional is akin to diagnosing a serious illness without a doctor. Trust us, not Google.
2. Prep your skin at least 2 weeks beforehand.
The last thing you want to do is to show up for your chemical peel with unhealthy skin. Not only will your results not be what they could, you could end up causing further damage. We recommend the Theraderm Skin Renewal System paired with Enlighten Skin Brightener. The Skin Renewal System will optimize skin health while Enlighten will help prevent any chance of post-procedure hyperpigmentation.
These are the two most important things you can do in preparation for a chemical peel!