Chemical Peels!

Chemical Peels and Your Skin

Chemical peels can improve the skin‘s appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which sloughs off the top layer of skin which traditionally it begins to peel off in the coming days. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
  • Improve the look and feel of skin

Areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling.

After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say “broad-spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?

Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.

Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a face-lift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). A dermatological surgeon can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for you.

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Preparing for your peel

Fourteen days prior to your appointment, refrain from:

  • Having a chemical peel
  • Tanning in a tanning booth, or outside sun exposure, especially getting a sunburn.  (This could increase your risk of skin cancer, and signs of aging)
  • Waxing or any sort of chemical hair removal
  • Facial cosmetic injections like Botox, or dermal filler injections.
  • Delay the use of any Retinol/retinoid product or high percentage AHA/BHA products at least 5 days prior to treatment.

Here at Cascade Day Spa we use high quality professional products like the PCA SKIN line for our peels

PCA Skin products are designed to provide the most technically researched, results-oriented formulations available today. Biochemically compatible with human skin, PCA Skin’s products contain a unique blend of vital nutrients and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) in an aloe vera base. The entire PCA Skin family of skin care products are free of dyes, color additives, synthetic fragrances, comedogenic (pore-clogging) oils, waxes and other ingredients that are known to cause irritation or sensitivity.

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