Having a facial skin procedure done can be scary. Not only is there a possibility that it doesn’t work, but there’s also a chance it could cause mild or even severe skin damage. While patch testing a new product on your arm can prevent a major breakout in the middle of your forehead, trying a new procedure isn’t as easy.
One of the best ways to rid your skin of acne, hyperpigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles is a chemical peel. However, we understand if the thought of a chemical peel elicits visions of skin melting off your face. We’ve taken the liberty to speak to several licensed skincare professionals, including estheticians, plastic surgeons and dermatologists to find out everything you need to let them know prior to the treatment.
There are several medications out there that can cause adverse reactions to certain chemical peeling solutions. Make sure your skin professional knows what you are taking so they can determine the right peel for you.
What products are you using? Some of the aggressive skin care lines put skin a state that is simply too fragile for certain types of peels.
Some chemical peels contain salicylic acid that can cause issues with your pregnancy.
If you are allergic to certain meds or aspirin, this limits the types of peels you can have. Make your skin practitioner knows these allergies in advance.
5. Travel Plans
Sounds kind of crazy - but the last thing you want is to finally go on that dream vacation to the beach, but because you got a chemical peel -- you have to stay out of the sun!
6. Prone to Fever Blisters
If you have a tendency to break out in blisters, you will need to start a preventive prescription a few days before the peel. Your practitioner will also take extra precautions around your mouth and nose.
7. Your Expectations
The last thing your skin care professional wants is for a client to be unhappy. But if you were expecting all of your hyperpigmentation and wrinkles to go away but they only gave you a lunchtime peel - you won’t be happy. Let them know what you want and they can tailor a treatment plan just for you!
Theraderm Clinical Skin Care has a full line of chemical peel solutions. Ask your skin care professional which would work best for you.