Chemicals peels are a safe treatment whether you’re a first time or a regular user. While it is strong compared to other skin treatments, the positive effects of peeling days after the treatment are dramatic.
Chemical peels not recommended that you undergo a chemical peel if you have an allergy or sensitivity to aspirin, an active skin infection or inflammation, hypersensitive skin, sunburnt skin, active acne, open wounds, have recently underwent through a chemical peel or exfoliation treatments, have recently taken or will take Accutane, or if you are pregnant.
After checking your skin condition, the skin care medical professional will cleanse your skin, apply protective pads for your eyes, and distribute the solution using a special brush. By the end of the treatment, the specialist will apply a gentle moisturizer on your face and neck.
The chemical peel procedure is generally tolerable although each patient’s experience might be slightly different from the other. You may experience a slight stinging and tingling which is a normal side effect of the procedure and will subside after a few minutes.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will appear red for at least 20 minutes. The following 3-5 days will also see red, irritated, dry skin which appears like a mild sunburn. By the fifth day, the peel will have already been completely removed. This is dead skin being removed making way for healthier skin on the surface.
Future visits for the treatment will require lesser downtime.
Chemical peel treatments typically last 30 to 60 minutes depending on the type of treatment you choose.
Rinse your skin gently using warm water and pat dry using a soft cloth. Only use skin care products recommended by your doctor.
Avoid rubbing, picking, or peeling the skin as this may result in scarring. Avoid any creams that contain retinol or hydroquinone for the first week after your first peel treatment.
Avoid other facial treatments and sun exposure within two weeks after the procedure. If you must go out, wear sunblock.
Laser hair removal results in a permanent reduction in the number of hairs. It can only address existing hairs. The laser cannot prevent new hair from growing. Hair growth cycles are different, depending on individual factors such as: heredity, hormone imbalances, resistance to insulin, pregnancy, thyroid issues, reactions to medications and aging.
Everyone! Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types, hair types and most hair colors. It can even be used on tanned skin. The bottom line is – if you have hair where you wish you didn’t, laser hair removal performed by our experts is for you.
You should expect to need 4 to 6 treatments per area to maximize your laser hair removal. People come in different shapes and sizes, and have different types of hair. We encourage you to take advantage of our consultation, so that we can create a custom plan just for you. Please remember that the experience of the technician plays a big part in how many treatments are needed and Age Confidence is proud to offer our medical professionals who are well-trained and experienced in laser hair removal.
Temporary redness and swelling is common following laser hair removal and will resolve in minutes to hours. Occasionally superficial blistering can occur which may cause temporary pigmentary changes such as lightening or darkening of the skin. This may last weeks but rarely longer. The risk of infection or scarring is extremely low.