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How to Take Care of Your Skin Following a Chemical Peel Treatment

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Are you looking for a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment? If so, you might be considering a chemical peel. Here’s everything you need to know about this procedure and what to expect following your appointment.


A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that uses a chemical solution to peel away old and damaged skin cells, allowing healthier and more youthful skin to emerge. It can help address a number of issues including wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. 

Some of the great benefits of this skin rejuvenation treatment include: 

  • Improves the efficacy of your skin care products 
  • Heals discolouration and scars on the skin 
  • Exfoliates away dead cells and increases cell turnover for healthy, glowing skin 
  • Results in a more even-toned complexion

7 Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel


Chemical peels come in varying strengths and they can accomplish a great deal — whether you simply want a gentle exfoliation or you require treatment for more ingrained dermal problems. During a consultation, your skin care specialist can assess your concerns and skin type to determine which type of chemical peel is safest for you. 


Customized Chemical Peels at our Edmonton Medical Spa 

At our Edmonton med spa, our highly trained team of aestheticians creates customized chemical peel treatments to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars. We also offer minimally invasive anti-aging treatments including Botox, Juvederm, and IPL photorejuvenation to address any skin concerns you might have and help you achieve all your aesthetic goals. 

Want to know how we can help you achieve healthy, glowing, and more youthful-looking skin? Contact Our Edmonton Medical Spa


What to Expect Following Your Chemical Peel Treatment 

A chemical peel works to peel away tired and dull skin cells while stimulating the growth of fresh and healthy skin. In addition to this, chemical peels will result in accelerated cell turnover and encourage the production of collagen. How to Prepare Your Skin for a Chemical Peel


If you are undergoing a chemical peel treatment, here’s what you can expect after your procedure and some tips on how to take care of your skin for the best results. 


What Happens After a Chemical Peel? 

The recovery period following a chemical peel will vary depending on the type of peel you opted for. However, in general, here’s what you can expect: 

  1. The duration of the recovery period can range from three to 14 days, depending on the type of chemical peel. 
  2. For most peels, patients can expect a recovery time of five to seven days. 
  3. Following the procedure, your skin will dry out. During this time, you must drink plenty of water
  4. Avoid washing your face for at least 24 hours following your peel. 
  5. Over the next few days, your skin will begin to peel. The most intense peeling will occur during the middle days of your recovery
  6. You may also experience some irritation, crusting, or skin redness. However, if you notice any bleeding or oozing, you must contact your skin specialist straight away


4 Tips to Take Care of Your Skin After a Chemical Peel 

When performed by a highly-skilled aesthetician, a chemical peel is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your appearance and eliminate any scars or signs of aging. However, in order to get the best results, you must look after your skin properly following your treatment. 

Here are some tips to follow: 

  1. Avoid using hot water for at least one week: For the first week following your chemical peel, avoid washing your face or showering with hot water. This is because hot water can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. In addition to this, the steam will open up your pores which can significantly increase your risk of infection. 

  2. Let your skin peel naturally. The most important thing to keep in mind following your chemical peel is to avoid touching your face. Picking and pulling your skin can result in scarring. The best course of action is to allow your skin to peel off naturally. 

  3. Be gentle with your skin and avoid exfoliation. Following your chemical peel, the skin’s protective barrier will be temporarily compromised. This means that you should avoid any cleansing products with exfoliators such as facial scrubs until your skin has completely healed. When drying your skin, do not rub it. Instead, pat it dry gently with a soft towel. 

  4. Always use sunscreen and limit your exposure to the sun. Your face is at its most sensitive post-peel, so you want to avoid the sun for at least a few days. When you do go outdoors, make sure to use sunscreen and stick to shady spots. Use the sunscreen for a minimum of six weeks after your chemical peel. 


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To find out more about our anti-aging treatments and how our skin care specialists can help you rejuvenate your appearance and achieve healthy, vibrant-looking skin, contact our Edmonton medical spa today at 780-481-9772 or fill out our online contact form.



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