Choosing Chemical Peels
Choosing Chemical Peels can be confusing. With so many chemical peels and other skin treatments and peels available you must be sure the skin peel you are doing is the right one for you. You could assume that if you go to a reputable clinic, the technicians will be the ones who will guide you in the right direction, but that is very often not the case. The following article will give you the guidelines, and things to be aware of so you can be better equipped to make the correct choice.
The first question you should ask yourself is “What is my biggest concern? What is it that I most want improved?”
Before choosing chemical peels, you need to know what is the final outcome you would like to have with your skin. For example, is it the acne on your skin, the sun spots, the fine lines, the wrinkles, the texture of the skin? In the previous article, we mentioned the different chemical peels treat various conditions. A salicylic peel is used on a blemish prone/acneic skin, so if your biggest concern are your age spots this is not the best choice for you.
What products and or medications are you currently using for your skin?
This is a very important factor. Keep in mind that some of the products or medications you are using may be contraindicated (prevent you) from doing certain skin peels. Retin A, lightening agents, antibiotics for the skin can be things that will prevent you from doing some chemical peels and other skin peels safely. All of the things just mentioned would prevent you from doing an Herbal Green Peel or Microdermabrasion, for example.
When you go to a clinic for a consultation for a skin peel, be sure to bring all your home care products and medications. If the technician does not ask you for them be sure you make clear what you are currently using. Skin care products and medications can determine the skin peels you cannot do.
Have you had any chemical peels, other skin peels or surgical procedures for the skin in the last 6 months to a year?
I often see people for skin peel consultations who have had chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, IPL or other procedures within the last year. It is very clear they are not in need of any chemical peel. Sometimes in the quest for beautiful skin you become a bit obsessed and feel more must be better. But overdoing these skin peels can make your skin very vulnerable and you may be doing more harm than good. You must know when a choosing chemical peel or other skin peel is necessary and you must not do one if you have had any of the above in the last year. This is so important because more often than not, the clinic will do your chemical peel/skin peel regardless within.
Have you had injections such as Botox, or tissue fillers the last month to 6 weeks?
Before choosing chemical peels, review your past skin treatments. You do not want to do ANY chemical peel or skin care procedure within a month to six weeks of your injection.
You MUST know what chemical peels and other skin peels the clinic is doing before you go to the clinic, and you always need a consultation.
This is so important because the clinic may only offer skin peels and procedures that are inappropriate for you, unnecessary for you, or do not address your concerns on the skin. And you should never do a chemical peel or other skin treatment without a consultation, otherwise how would the technician know what peel is good for you, whether the peel will address your concerns if they have never seen your skin before.
Do your homework before choosing Chemical Peels. Once you have decide to go ahead with the chemical peel, and know which peel would be best suited for you, find the very best clinic that does the peel that is best suited for you.
You can Google terms like ” Choosing Chemical Peels for …. (acne, sensitive skin, blackheads, fine lines)” and you will see a sample of the chemical peels that can be used to treat whatever your concern on the skin is.
On a closing note, I just wanted to share with you something that happened at MeidSpa Jouvence last week. I have a client who buys his products at the clinic but has never done any chemical peels at the clinic. He came in for a chemical peel consultation. His skin is the picture of perfection. Once we began talking he told me the biggest concern on his skin were the scars from acne he had years ago. The scars were minimal at best. During the consult he reveled that in the past year he has had, laser skin resurfacing (a surgical resurfacing of the skin), microdermabrasion and a Salicylic chemical peel. Although I understand that he simply wants to maintain his gorgeous skin, he is now overdoing it. I told him he didn’t need to do anything. I also told him after laser resurfacing he should not have done microdermabrasion or the Salicylic chemical peel. I was the first person who told to him he didn’t need anything. I mention this because you cannot always rely on the clinic to do what is in your best interest. Some clinics will do a treatment regardless if it is best for you or not. Simply because its money for them and you are willing to pay.
I hope you found this article on choosing chemical peels informative and valuable. Stay tuned for the next article about the costs of laser hair removal treatment..
If you would like to have more detailed information about choosing Chemical Peels or if you would like to have a precise quote on the cost of your treatment, I invite you to contact our Montreal clinic. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions.