Chemical Peel Process: A Day-By-Day Breakdown

Chemical peels have been used for centuries to help achieve beautiful, glowing skin. These treatments remain popular in the beauty....

Chemical peels have been used for centuries to help achieve beautiful, glowing skin. These treatments remain popular in the beauty industry due to their remarkable effectiveness. With the help of a chemical peel, you can bring back the youthful look of your skin in just a few simple steps. However, many people still find themselves confused about what exactly a chemical peel is and how it works. Understanding the process is key to knowing what to expect after a chemical peel treatment. 

Before we dive into the post-treatment effects, let’s take a closer look at what a chemical peel actually is, and what it looks like before it’s applied to your skin.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

This is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes a blend of acids to gently remove the top layers of your skin, revealing the fresher, healthier layers underneath. The chemical peel process helps to exfoliate and resurface your skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Moreover, it can improve the texture and tone of your skin, leaving you with a radiant, youthful glow.

Depending on the type and intensity of the peel, the process can take anywhere from one to seven days to complete. However, the results are well worth the wait! 

Day One 

When you arrive for your treatment, the first step will be to cleanse your face to get rid of any dead skin cells, makeup, or other debris that could get in the way of the peel. This will help prep your skin for the treatment.

To make sure you get the best possible outcome, it’s important to avoid any strenuous activities and protect your skin from the sun. Your provider will give you some tips on how to take care of your skin during this time, so don’t hesitate to ask for help!

Day Two

The second day of the chemical peel process may be a little uncomfortable, but it’s completely normal. Your skin may feel a bit tight or dry, and start to peel. This is because the top layer of your skin is dehydrating and coming off. You will notice more peeling around the areas where wrinkles occur. As tempting as it may be, please fight the urge to peel your skin.

Instead, gently wash your skin and apply recovery lotions to keep it moisturized and prevent breakage. You may experience some redness in the first few days, so you may choose to take some time off work or social events. 

It’s also possible to experience new blemishes that were hiding under the surface before the peel. If that happens, be patient with the process, and the skin should relax and clear up in the following few days. 

Day Three

On the third day after the peel, you may start experiencing peeling, depending on the type of chemical peel you choose. For instance, BioRePeel may cause peeling for one or two days, while ZO 3 Step Peel may cause peeling for up to five days. 

This is the day when you may experience the most significant peeling and flaking. With your skin being more vulnerable at this stage, you should protect it by wearing sunscreen (at least SPF 50), and staying in the shade as much as possible. 

Day Seven

After about a week following the chemical peel, you’re going to see some truly remarkable results! Remember all that redness, flaking, and peeling? Well, that was just your skin getting ready to show off its new, radiant self! You’re going to start noticing the fresh, healthy skin emerging, and it’s going to be breathtaking.

Get Radiant Skin From Curated Medical

If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to achieve beautiful, glowing skin, a chemical peel might be just what you need! At Curated Medical, we offer a range of chemical peels that can help lessen the appearance of aging while improving skin tone and texture. 

Our team of experts will walk you through the entire process, from the initial consultation to the post-treatment care. We’ll help you choose the right peel for your skin type and ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the process.

We understand that getting a chemical peel can be overwhelming, but we’re here to make it easy and stress-free. Our goal is to help you achieve the beautiful, radiant skin you’ve always wanted without any downtime or discomfort. 

If you’re ready to take the first step towards healthier, more youthful-looking skin, book online to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve the best version of yourself!

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