There are many misconceptions about chemical peels. Most of the ideas people have about them come from images in pop culture that show people donning red blotchy painful-looking skin. However, this version of chemical peels is severely outdated and comes from peel formulas of the past that rendered less than pleasant results. In today’s world, chemical peels are a wonderful way to revitalize your skin. They can make your skin smoother, lessen the appearance of wrinkles, give you a brighter complexion and more. All of that without any redness or peeling like you have been imagining.  With that being said, let’s talk about what you can expect when you stop into Allura Skin, Laser and Wellness Center for your first chemical peel.

What Happens When You Get A Chemical Peel?dreamstime_xxl_15639768

When you first arrive at Allura, the first thing you should expect to do is answer some questions. Your esthetician will likely just want to know more about your skin. They will inspect it, noting any areas of redness or dryness. They will also walk you through what the process will entail, and likely tell you to communicate with them how your skin feels while the chemical peel is on your face.
The most common sensations people talk about when they have a chemical peel applied are tingling and itching. This is entirely normal. There is often also a temperature change once the peel has been applied. While some people say their face feels colder, others feel an increase in the temperature of their face. Again, both are completely normal.

Lastly, people tend to experience a tightness in their face. This occurs because the chemical peel causes microcirculation in your skin so that the impurities can be pulled out, detoxifying the skin. Don’t worry about tightness, it will dissipate once the treatment is complete.

What Happens After Your Chemical Peel?

When your chemical peel application is over, you will be given instruction on how to cleanse and moisturize your face for about a week, perhaps longer depending on the sensitivity of your skin. With current chemical peel formulas you can get healthy beautiful skin in no time. Contact Allura Skin, Laser and Wellness Center today and we will happily answer any questions you may have about chemical peels! Once you are ready to schedule an appointment we can put you down on the books and take you one step closer to refreshed gorgeous skin.