Here Is What You Can Expect During Your Treatment
If you are new to skin peels or have never undergone a SkinMedica® peel, you may be wondering what you can expect during the treatment. SkinMedica® is a highly-respected brand that uses superior ingredients in its products and has dedicated years of research into developing the best products for patients and physicians.
The treatment takes about 45 minutes and consists of a few different steps. First, your medical professional will address the skin challenges you are treating and take some time to go over any questions you may have. They will also discuss the process and what to do after your treatment to care for your skin. Then your medical professional will apply the three-step treatment to your skin, which takes about 20 minutes.
It is normal to experience some burning or tingling. Your medical professional may offer you a handheld fan to use on your skin to help cool some of your sensations and help you feel more comfortable. The good news is that most of the symptoms should subside within just a few minutes.
Listen Closely To Your Medical Professional For Optimal Healing and Results
The staff at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center will go through these with you during your appointment. The first 24 hours after instruction may include:
- Wait until bedtime to wash your face with a sensitive cleanser
- Use a moisturizer after washing your face
- Avoid strenuous exercise
As your skin peels to allow for new, beautiful skin to rejuvenate, you can use moisturizer more often to help control peeling. Please do not touch, pick, or pull your skin as it peels. This can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
After peeling is complete, you can typically resume using your favorite skincare products.
After Your Treatment, There Are Ways To Maintain Your Results
While your skin peels post-treatment, some tips can help your skin heal well and maintain results. One of the first tips is to keep your hair pulled back and off of your face. This not only helps deter you from touching your skin post-peel but can also help prevent breakouts from happening. Keeping your hands away from your face post-treatment can help control oil, dirt, germs, and other breakout-causing sources at bay.
Another tip for maintaining results to use sunscreen on your face. Once you have undergone treatment and your skin is done peeling, it is a good idea to start wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with 30 SPF or higher. Wearing sunscreen can help to keep your skin looking youthful and to prevent wrinkles. Even when you are not in direct sunlight, it is good to wear sunscreen. This includes when you are in shaded areas or even when you are sitting near a window where natural light is seeping into your environment.
Remember To Relax As You Are Healing
While your skin is healing from your peel, it is essential to remember to try and relax. It might be frustrating or nerve-wracking to see your skin peel post-treatment, but this is a normal part of the process. Your skin is working to reveal more glowing, radiant skin. Try and make time to do all of your favorite things as you heal, including eating your favorite healthy foods, reading, listening to music, watching your favorite shows, painting, and more. It is also great to stay hydrated, so be sure to drink plenty of water!