It may be hard to choose the right spa when you search for “chemical peel Melbourne Fl” because there are so many results. You need to work with professionals who can develop the perfect regimen for your skin. During our complimentary skincare consultation we do just that, so you know the treatments we use will get you real results.
An innovative treatment that succeeds by stimulating gentle healthy change deep in the skin to create a beautiful renewed complexion. This treatment is ideally offered in a series for maximum results with minimum downtime.
Chemical peels may be used on the face, neck, décolleté, shoulders, arms, hands, back, and feet. Peels address acne, uneven skin tones, brown spots, travelers dry dehydrated and dull/tired looking skin, reduces scarring, fine lines and large pores clarifying the complexion.
As each of our skin needs are different, so should each of our skin treatments be different. Our Medical Aesthetician will customize a chemical peel that best suits your skincare needs. Below, we have listed our five most popular peels.
Chemical peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and thus removing superficial layers of the skin. As a result, chemical peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and improve skin problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and skin impurities.
At the time of treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils, and the eyes and hair are protected. One or more chemical solutions – such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or lactic acid; trichloroacetic acid (TCA); or carbolic acid (phenol) – are used. These produce a controlled wound, enabling new, refreshed skin to appear. Most patients experience a warm to somewhat hot sensation, which lasts about five to ten minutes.
Chemical peels should be avoided if any of the following conditions are present:
• Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts in the area to be treated
• Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin
• Accutane use within the last year
• History of recent chemotherapy or radiation therapy
• Allergies to aspirin
• Women who are pregnant or actively breastfeeding
• Patients with Vitiligo
• Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis etc.) or any condition that may weaken their immune system.
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results.
Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.
With good sun protection, results can last months or years, depending on the depth of the peel. Generally, the deeper peels have a longer lasting effect.
Depending upon the type of peel, a reaction similar to sun burn occurs following a chemical peel. Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling and the presence of water blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days It is important to avoid overexposure to the sun after a chemical peel since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to complications. The state of your skin after a peel depends on what kind of peel you had. The superficial peels have limited effects; the medium peels may cause some redness.
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel. Regardless of the degree of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation.
Receiving a series of chemical exfoliation treatments will yield the best results. Our medical estheticians will guide you through a skin care program that consists of treatments and skin care products that are suitable for your specific needs. The superficial peels are usually done several times over the course of several months. The deeper peels usually only need to be performed once to achieve the desired effect.
You may be more sensitive to sun exposure. Take extra precautions by using sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. We recommend limiting sun exposure for at least one week after your peel. Avoid strenuous exercise for 2-3 days. The perspiration caused may irritate the skin. Makeup application is dependent upon the strength of the peel and the treated area’s condition; we recommend 24-48 hours. Do not scrub your face when washing, gently cleanse. Avoid “helping the skin to peel”. You can control the peeling with a light moisturizer. Do not have any other facial treatment for at least one week after treatment.