What to expect during a chemical peel appointment

chemical peel

Have you ever wanted a chemical peel, but aren’t quite sure of what to expect? Or maybe you’re afraid due to some horror story a friend told you? There is no need to worry!

I use PCA chemical peels in my treatment room. PCA chemical peels are superficial, meaning they exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, leaving you with a soft, bright complexion. If you’re a new client, I have you come in for a facial prior to the chemical peel. I’ll provide a skin analysis, talk skincare goals, home care recommendations, etc. My goal is to ensure you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel. I am PCA peel advanced certified and have experience with chemical peels for the past 2.5 years.

If we decide a chemical peel is beneficial for you, we’ll schedule the peel for the following week. I start my first time peel clients with the PCA Sensi peel. It’s very gentle, but provides great exfoliation! At your peel appointment, I’ll start with a double cleanse, apply a lactic toner, this step will determine how resilient your skin is. Next, the peel is applied. Then I apply corrective serums, moisturizer, eye cream, lip and SPF of course! You’re sent home with the peel on, as the peel self neutralizes. You sleep with the peel on, and wash it off in the morning.

You  are sent home with a post peel kit and post peel care instructions. The PCA post peel kit provides you with the products to ensure you stay hydrated and protected! A chemical peel can be done once a month, and be paired with microdermabrasion, corrective masks, or dermaplaning. A peel is excellent for treating uneven skin tone, inflamed acne, fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, uneven surface texture, pigmentation, oily skin, laxity.


That’s it! There are some post care instructions that must be followed, but they are simple!

For 2 days post peel:

  •  No Steam room, hot showers, saunas, hot yoga, hot tubs, etc.
  • Stay cool. Internal heat may cause inflammation, which can pigment.
  • Do not go swimming.
  • No working out, or any activities that cause excessive sweating.
  • Do not use loofahs or any form of exfoliation.
  • Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area
  • Do not apply ice or ice water on treated area.




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