The Chemical Peel Treatment is a technique used to boost collagen, reduce dark spots, improve the overall texture & appearance of the skin by applying the specific chemical solution which targets the problematic areas. Chemical peels are essential for maintaining and restoring skin’s health and appearance.
- If you have a history of herpes outbreaks (cold sores) in the area of treatment, you should discuss this with Novo Skincare associate prior to booking appointment and take an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
- If you are lactating, pregnant, consult your physician before receiving any treatment.
- Postpone procedure in case of active herpes (cold sore) outbreak or if you had or plan exposure to strong sunlight (such as tanning, sailing, skiing) or had IPL laser treatments within the past 3 weeks.
- Discontinue use of: retinoid (Retin-A, Renova, AHA’s BHA’s etc.), glycolic, salicylic acids at least 7 days prior to treatment.
- Avoid drinking Alcohol 1 day before treatment.
- Do Not Wear Make-Up on the day of treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight.
- Postpone treatment if you had the following within the pass 48hrs:Waxing, Peels, Botox/Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Microneedling, Microblading, Laser Treatments, Hydra/Mircrodermabrasion, Microdermabrasion
- You may feel slight tingling or discomfort; this will subside within 24 hours after treatment. RF treatment may feel tight and dry, protect with cosmeceutical moisturizer and sunscreen. Treatment area may or may not be red; this will also lessen by the following day. To avoid pigmentation changes, keep skin hydrated, and protected please use a medical graded non-irritating moisturizer and sunscreen 4-6 weeks after treatment.
To maximize results, the client should follow a recommended healthy skin care regimen at home. Due to the nature of these treatments, you should not necessarily expect to “peel”. However, you may have light to moderate flaking in a few localized areas for 3 to 7 days. You may also experience residual redness, which can last up to 12 hours. It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of the treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. However, makeup can be applied, if necessary. Tonight, your skin will feel tight and ‘pulled’. Although you may or may not actually “peel”, it is likely that you will experience a light ‘exfoliation’. It may take 2 or more treatments to target the deeper layers of skin to loosen and “peel”, in order to obtain maximum results and avoid complications, please follow the post-peel instruction listed below for approximately 5 to 7 days.
Avoid the following to the treated area:
- Extreme water temperatures
- Avoid make-up
- No swimming
- Tanning products
- Avoid direct sun exposure
- Avoid excessive heat
- Avoid acid products, Retina A (retinol), AHA’s, (as glycolic acids) skin scrubs, laser treatments, exfoliate of any kind and chemical peels for 3 weeks. No forceful scrubbing with towels, loofah, sponges, silicone scrubbers for at least 24-48hrs.
- Do not apply make-up if you have crusting, open areas or blisters until treated area is healed. A small percentage of patients will experience a post-inflammatory reaction (acne breakout) which is normal and will subside over time.
- Do not cleanse your skin the evening of your peel or treatment
- Do not pic or pull any flaking skin.
- Do not tan or use a tanning booth for at least 14 days post peel.
- Do not have electrolysis, waxing, treading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post treatment.
- Do not use facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation for 14 days post peel
- Do not have any laser treatment, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post peel.
- Do not apply ice or ice water on the treated area.
- Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and or excessively hot showers for 2-3 days post peel.
- Do not go swimming for 2-3 days post peel.
- Do not participate in aerobic exercise for 2 days post peel.
- Maintain hydration, both topically and internally. Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water per day. Use hydrating products adapted to skin type.
- In a rare case of an allergic reaction to products or service, you will experience a heated sensation, please rinse with cool water and use cool compress to keep skin cool to calm irritation. This is in a rare case; please see a medical physician asap.
Chemical peeling agents resurface the skin and therefore 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.
Procedures may vary dependent on the type of chemical peel chosen. Skin is prepped using a medical grade cleanser to ensure the treated area is free of any oils left on the skin. The chemical agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. Most patients feel a mild stinging which is temporary and usually subsides after a few minutes.
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. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. An at home care kit containing a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen will be provide, 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.
Peeling of the dead skin layers can be macroscopic, meaning you can see the peeling, or microscopic, meaning peeling is occurring on a cellular level, but the skin is not visually flaking. Therefore, you can have an effective chemical peel without actually seeing your skin peeling.
No. Most clients sometimes expect to peel throughout the complete treated area, but post-treatment peeling is often comparable to peeling after a tan. In some cases, exfoliation occurs on a cellular level and is not apparent to the naked eye. The exfoliation a client will experience is contingent on the strength of the peel and client skins nature.
The epidermis is primarily tender and sensitive to the sun, as the skin renews itself. Treatment may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness. After the peeling takes its course usually 3-7 days after treatment, fresh new skin develops and the components in your home care products will work more efficiently. Most chemical skin treatments result in minimal to no downtime but crate a dramatic and visible results. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation.