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What to Expect During a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a skincare treatment for your face that offers many cosmetic benefits for those with chronic skin conditions or any skin type for that matter.  According to data, the chemical peel market is expected to grow from 2 billion U.S. dollars to nearly 3.2 billion dollars by 2026.

The treatment is quite versatile and instantly improves the health of your skin. An effective chemical peel improves the texture and tone of the skin while delaying the aging process.

Due to a shift in people’s attitudes towards skincare, there is an increased interest in chemical peels over conventional skincare products used in the past like harsh scrubs. This is because a chemical peel treatment offers more dermatological benefits and is a more cost-effective treatment.

Here’s what you can expect from a chemical peel treatment:

Common yet Mild Side-Effects

Let’s bust some myths about chemical peels. They are not painful and don’t have severe side effects. Every person has a different skin type which reacts differently to every skin treatment. However, you should expect quick healing and mild side effects of the treatment.

The common recovery timeline is about two weeks during which you can expect the following:

  • Redness and mild burning in the first few hours
  • Some irritation, dryness, and swelling in the first few days
  • Side-effects start to subside after 7 days.
  • Formation of fresh and healthy skin within 14 days

Peeling Skin

As the name suggests, chemical peels cause the skin to get flaky after the treatment. The chemical applied is meant to remove the dead skin cells and bacteria on the skin and in the pores.

After 3-5 days of the treatment, you’ll notice your skin peeling away. This is somewhat similar to the skin peeling away after a sunburn. Remove the flakes gently but avoid picking or pulling them away forcefully as it may cause irritation or infection.

Get Maximum Results with Multiple Sittings

Most often people believe in getting the desired results after just one chemical peel. However, it generally takes several treatment sessions to achieve the results. You should see a visible improvement right after the first session and over time you will notice subtle but significant improvement.

Elderly woman with wrinkles Though most candidates fear chemical peels, the treatment is a great choice for instant skin rejuvenation. You should see the desired results provided that the procedure is done by an experienced professional like ours.

At REFIRM we treat your wrinkles and fine lines with a wide range of services. Book an appointment or give us a call for more info.