A good chemical peel has the power to totally transform your face, giving you back the years that you thought that you’d lost forever and smoothing out sun-damaged skin. It’s one of the best beauty secrets around, and at Aesthetic Surgical Arts / Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, Kansas, we understand the importance of incorporating these treatments into your regular routine. We can help you to set up a plan that works for you and helps you to hit your skincare goals.
How Often Should You Get a Chemical Peel?
Since every person is different, the ideal schedule for this treatment will vary drastically depending on what sort of peel you’d like to get, the existing damage that you have on your skin, and your age. Please consult with our team to determine what the best course of action for your skin is. We are happy to give you a transparent overview of all of your options.
Those who just need or want light peels can usually get them every month. For more intense treatments, like medium or peels, it’s advisable to wait four or six months in between appointments. Those who wish to get deep peels should only do so once every few years. For deep and medium peels, you should consult with our team to talk about what you can realistically expect from the treatments and what other sorts of supplemental treatments would be appropriate. Your comfort and happiness are our number-one mandates.
What Does This Treatment Do?
These treatments are highly effective in evening out your skin and making it look youthful and refreshed. Most people find that sunspots and natural discoloration fade away after even light peels and that acne and acne scarring is diminished. They are effective age-defying tools as well, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and making the skin appear plumper.
Types of Peels
There are three different types of peels: light, medium, and deep. While all of these treatments are effective, the medium and deep peels can address larger concerns and give you more pronounced results. On the other hand, you can’t have them as often as you can have light peels.
Light peels can smooth fine wrinkles and minimize the look of scars. They are great for diminishing the appearance of acne scars and evening out your skin tone. Light peels are done fairly frequently and are a good part of your regular skincare regimen.
Medium peels go a little bit deeper and are effective at removing or minimizing the look of deeper wrinkles and facial scars. The solution penetrates the skin and impacts the lower layers of your dermis, leading to a more pronounced result. Since it involves a deeper penetration, medium peels can only be done every couple of months.
Deep peels are the most intense chemical peel you can get and can do wonders for very deep wrinkles and scar tissues. You can only have one of these treatments every couple of years, and it’s highly advisable that you talk to our team before scheduling one. Deep peels, while effective, are much more intense than light or medium peels.
Our team can consult with you to determine exactly what treatment plan would be best for your needs and lifestyle.
What Does This Treatment Entail?
Our team will cleanse your skin and remove any impurities from it to prepare it for the peel. After the skin is prepared, we will administer the peel gently. If you’re getting a light peel, you shouldn’t feel anything beyond a warm sensation, and we can give you a numbing agent for deep or medium peels. Most people find these treatments to be virtually pain-free.
Preparing for This Treatment
To prepare for your chemical peel, you should stop using any prescription and certain anti-aging products at least a week before your scheduled date. Products with Retin-A, Retinol, or Differin in them could interfere with the peel itself. You should also avoid being out in the sun for very long if you can help it. Use plenty of sunscreen leading up to your peel. You want your skin to be in optimal condition before getting the treatment.
If you have any questions whatsoever about what to expect from your treatment, feel free to ask us. We are happy to help you determine what your best course of action is prior to the treatment plan.
Anyone can be a great candidate for one of these treatments, but they are best for those whose skin looks dull or aging or who want to get rid of sunspots, wrinkles, or acne. If you’re pregnant or nursing, consult with your doctor before getting one of these treatments, just in case it interferes with your pregnancy. Overall, peels are exceptionally safe and effective treatments for virtually anyone.
There are plenty of different treatment benefits that our clients enjoy. Since everyone is different, you might find that you experience different ones, as well as these very common chemical peel perks.
Your Skin’s Texture May Improve
One of the primary reasons why people get this treatment done is to improve their skin’s texture. Dewy, smooth skin is the happy end result of almost every chemical peel. These treatments help improve the texture of your skin, as well as tame acne and tone down hyperpigmentation.
Cell Turnover and Collagen Production
As we age, our bodies naturally stop producing as much collagen. Less collagen means that our skin is duller and not as bouncy as it once was. Collagen also helps our skin to have elasticity, the quality that helps it look firm and youthful. These treatments can stimulate collagen production and also help our bodies to produce more new cells, which help our skin to look radiant.
Reduction in Fine Lines
Chemical peels can minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as erase minor scarring. If you have deep wrinkles or a lot of scarring, you might need a medium or deep peel. Those with just a few fine lines can usually get away with having a lighter peel done.
Caring for Your Skin Between Treatments
There are ways that you can keep the great results of your peel looking fresh in between treatments. Follow these tips to make the most of your glowing, new skin.
Keep Your Hair Off Your Face
Your face will be sensitive after a peel, so it’s a good idea to keep your hair off your face to stop it from inadvertently brushing against your skin. If your locks are too short to pull up into a ponytail, keep them at bay with a headband or scarf.
Stay Away From Certain Products
Your skin will need a lot of love after you get a peel, so make sure that you’re not putting anything harsh on it immediately afterward. Stay away from any exfoliants or any products with a lot of fragrance in them. This is also not the time to use Retin-A or any harsh anti-aging products. The best thing that you can do is to keep your skin as moisturized as possible using non-fragranced, delicate lotions.
Talk to us about what products to avoid immediately after your peel. We are happy to give you a good rundown of exactly how you can take care of your face and make the absolute most out of your peel. After your skin heals, you can usually go back to using whatever products you want.
Avoid Picking at Your Skin
Although it might be tempting to pick at your skin after a peel, resist the urge to do so. Your skin needs to heal, and to do that, it needs to have time to slough off the old skin without irritation. You might think that you’re doing yourself a favor by exfoliating, but you’re really just damaging the lower dermis of your skin. Instead, just continue to moisturize and show your face some love. As your skin peels, allow it to do so without interfering. The result should be a beautiful complexion that is wrinkle, scar, acne, and hyperpigmentation-free.
Our team will talk to you about exactly what you can expect after your peel. If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, give us a call. We are here to help in any way that we can.
Generally, SPF is your best beauty friend, but it’s even more vital after you get a peel done. Peels make our skin sensitive, and with newer layers of vulnerable skin coming through, it’s important to protect yourself against the sun. Make sure that you’re using a powerful SPF on your face. Try to use one that is at least SPF 50, and double down by wearing a hat if you’re out in the sun.
It’s a good idea to get into positive SPF habits anyway, so why not use your peel as an excuse to brush up on how to best protect your face from the sun’s rays. You can also invest in a moisturizer or primer that has SPF in it. Remember to reapply throughout the day, as you can easily sweat off SPF without even knowing it. If you follow one tip on this list, make it this one. The sun might feel great, but it can really harm your skin, especially after a peel.
Get Glowing, Gorgeous Skin
If you want to get glowing, gorgeous skin that lasts, talk to our trusted team. We treat every single person that comes through our doors with dignity and respect. Our mandate is to give you personalized care that reflects your end goals and treats you like the unique individual that you are. We operate with total transparency and will help you to look and feel your best. Our team has years of experience working with people just like you and can let you in on some incredible beauty secrets and tips that may just be able to enhance your life for the better.
Are you ready to take control of your beauty and turn back the clock on your skin? Are you tired of hyper-pigmentation or wrinkles dragging you down? If you want a beautiful, fresh, flawless face, a chemical peel could be exactly the treatment that you’ve been looking for. Let us guide you and determine which one is most appropriate and effective for you. Call our team at Aesthetic Surgical Arts / Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, Kansas today for a personalized beauty consultation.