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What to Expect from a Chemical Peel

A Chemical Peel is a professional procedure where you use scientifically formulated compounds to remove the upper layers of damaged skin, speeding up the process of skin renewal and regrowth.


Sep 9, 2019 2:31:37 PM / by The Institute of Skin Science

A Chemical Peel is a professional procedure where you use scientifically formulated compounds to remove the upper layers of damaged skin, speeding up the process of skin renewal and regrowth. The benefits of a chemical peel:

  • Reduces Acne

  • Lightens & Brightens

  • Evens Skin Tone

  • Removes Scaring

  • Reverses the Signs of Aging

  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Tightens

  • And much more

Your aesthetician should go over what to expect with the peel you will be receiving. Your comfort is a top priority.   The strength of the chemical peel used will determine the activity felt on the skin. However, most chemical procedures involve similar characteristics across all chemical peel applications. When the acid solution is applied, activity can be felt on the skin.   The following are common activities that are to be expected during application of the peel: 

  • Itching, prickling and/or heat

  • Flushing and slight swelling

  • Possible tenderness and sensitivity

  • Tightness

During a peel treatment:

  1. Typically 2 cleanses are performed. The first cleanse removes dirt, oil, and debris. The second cleanse actually cleans and prepares skin for the treatment.  

  2. A pre-treatment solution will be applied next. This will feel wet and  your skin may or may not tingle.  

  3. Your aesthetician will ask you about the activity level on your skin. This will be used as scale to determine your comfort level during the treatment. 

  4. The chemical solution will then be applied. It will either be applied and left on the skin or it will be done in layers, depending on the type of peel.  Once the solution has been on the skin long enough, your aesthetician will remove it.  

  5. Your aesthetician will apply healing and calming post-treatment products to the skin.

  6. You will need to care for your skin for the next 7 to 14 days using your aesthetician's recommended home care.  Half of the results from the treatment will be achieved in the clinic, but the other half are up to you and how you care for your skin following treatment.  

If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area please email support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au


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