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If a cold sore is starting to develop during the week post your peel you should contact the rooms immediately so appropriate treatment can be undertaken. There will be redness, and occasionally, mild blistering or bruising of the treated areas lasting from several hours to 3-14 days. Keep in mind that chemical peel results might not be permanent. The facial cleansing and peel application typically take 30 to 45 minutes. No.5 Argan Oil: Apply a few drops of No.5 Argan Oil to the treated area to help hydrate and heal your skin. How many peels are needed? Make-up is often avoided until the skin has fully peeled away.

Following all resurfacing treatments, it is important that you avoid direct or indirect exposure to the sun until all the redness or pinkness of your skin has subsided. You should do no vigorous exercise and should avoid any significant physical exertion, lifting or straining for a minimum of 2 weeks after your surgery, as this activity could disrupt your wound healing. The AHA, BHA and TCA peeks are uncomfortable only during treatment. You will be permitted to go home after a short observation period unless you and your plastic surgeon have made other plans for your immediate post-treatment recovery. However, the VI Peel was created to be practical. This is a temporary condition and will resolve over two to three days. The side effects of deep chemical peels are typically more pronounced, and recovery time is longer.

All forms of deep skin peels include the risk of delayed healing and scarring. As with all procedures complications may occur after a chemical peel. Speak with one of our Toronto dermatologists or our medical estheticians to see if a peel is the right treatment for you. The beta peel range is designed to create peeling of the skin and is focused on the treatment of pigmentation irregularities which include solar pigmentation, melasma and post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation conditions. This product will be prescribed by your doctor if needed, and may be purchased at your local pharmacy. You need to have done a full course of at least 6 peels immediately before you undertake this peel, and it is certainly not to be taken lightly. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete.

Darker skin types can undergo a chemical peel, however there’s a greater risk of developing an uneven skin tone due to the bleaching effects of some peeling agents. Your esthetician will check in with you throughout the peel so if you ever feel any great discomfort she or he will know to stop the peel immediately. However, it must be stated that all complications should be brought to the attention of the doctor as complications are best treated early for best results. With deep penetrating Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, this detoxifying deep epidermal peel cuts through excess oil to decongest pores and clarify oily blemish prone skin. However, it really depends on an assessment by your practitioner. Do not peel, prick, scrape or scratch the skin at any time. Your Practitioner may want you to stay overnight in a facility or hospital if other cosmetic procedures are performed simultaneously.

With all peels, you may experience temporary redness, tightness, dryness and swelling for the first 1 to 3 days following the peel. The frequency of the peel depends on various factors, and will be determined by one of our aesthetic skin care specialists. The peel is the removed. The phenol peel is appropriate for use on the face only, as scarring can result on other parts of the body. Protecting skin from the sun is important following AHA peels. Chemical peel – Dr Pham or his staff apply one of several chemicals to the skin. In some cases, daily use of tretinoin (Retin-A) is also suggested.

A glycolic acid peel or light Jessner peel is a process whereby a high concentration of the acid is applied to the skin. These can be performed as a ‘once-off’ treatment but best results are achieved when delivered in a series. How is a chemical peel performed? Some redness, swelling, and increased skin sensitivity can occur with superficial peels. Normal chemical peels usually do not require any downtime, but it may vary according to the type of chemical peel you are about to take advantage of. DermaSweep’s technology takes micro-resurfacing to the next level through a unique, customizable treatment approach. Chemical peels are a safe option to improve skin brightness.

So why am I not getting one? Procedure: A machine with a closed vacuum device with a diamond tip is applied to the skin surface. For most patients, peels should be done 3-4 times a year starting at puberty to repair sun damage that is already present, and to avoid permanent scarring for those affected by acne. Avoid anti-inflammatory / blood thinning medications ideally, for a period of two (2) weeks before treatment.