A medical grade peel is a procedure where acid solution applied to the skin’s surface to remove the outermost layer or layers of skin. The skin crusts, scales, and peels over several days. The new skin that grows in its place is softer, smoother, and has fewer imperfections.
Chemical peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled resurfacing and thus removing superficial layers of the skin.
Medical Grade are an important element of skin care. However, peels are not a ‘one size fits all’ treatment. Peels come in many strengths and forms and you must always seek the advice of a qualified skin professional
You may notice some stinging or discomfort as the solution sits on the skin. Then, depending on the type of chemical peel used, the doctor/ dermatologist may apply a neutralizing agent to the treatment area.
Generally those who suffer from acne, congestion, blackheads, sun damage and fine lines will benefit from peels.
This treatment can reduce fine lines, light acne scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture and skin impurities and roughness caused by years of sun.
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red.
What to do after Medical Grade Peeling :
- Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen , as it will enhance the healing process and results.
- Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy sweating for 2-3 days.
- Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin
- picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring.
- The use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.
Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.