At the Me & My Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Centre in Barrie, Ontario, chemical peels are one of the most sought-after rejuvenation treatments due to their affordability and incredible results. Before scheduling your chemical peel in Barrie, Ontario, check out the most important facts about this treatment:
What are chemical peels?
A chemical peel is a treatment in which a dermatologist or a cosmetician uses an acid solution in order to remove your outermost skin layer, leaving behind a new, rejuvenated and smooth skin layer. Typically, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), phenol and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) are used.
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical peels smoothen the surface of your skin and help you look younger. Here are some of their most common applications:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Stretch marks
- Sun spots
- Age spots
Who is a candidate for chemical peels?
While everyone can obtain great results from this treatment, people with fair skin and fair hair will get the best results. If you want to know whether you would make a good candidate for a chemical peel or not, setup an appointment at the Me & My Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Centre in Barrie, Ontario. We would be happy to offer you a free consult!
What are the precautions you need to take before a chemical peel?
We typically advise our patients not to smoke for a few weeks before and after a chemical peel. Also, people who take drugs like Accutane (typically used for acne) may not get the best results. We recommend a one year gap between the last dose of Accutane and the chemical peel treatment. However, since we are all different and have different (skin) conditions, you should make an appointment for a consult in order to learn what the special precautions you need to take (if any) are.
What are the side effects of chemical peels?
Chemical peels are outpatient procedures, which means that, as soon as the treatment is completed, you will be free to go home. Still, you might experience some swelling, redness and mild scarring that will disappear completely in 24-48 hours, so it is advisable to have this procedure done during the weekend. It is worth to be noted that everyone reacts differently; some people only experience a minor swelling that is barely noticeable. You can reduce the side effects if you follow all your doctor’s recommendations.
Want to know exactly what chemical peels can do for you? Give us a call and we will schedule you for a personalized consult.