When it comes to our skin, none of us can escape the inevitable signs of wear that accumulate over the years, which is why many people eventually opt for the chemical peel.
When we’re younger it is better at withstanding and recovering from the things that can cause it damage, such as the sun, pollutants in the air, and stress. As we age, however, these things unfortunately gain ground on our skin, with the obvious visual signs. A peel can help when our bodies natural defenses start to weaken, but it’s always a good idea to consider the options when it comes to this procedure.
Assess Your Specific Needs
Though there are common problems, everyone’s skin is unique, which is why it’s a good idea to assess your own specific needs. Are deep wrinkles your biggest concern? Does your face always look blotchy, with uneven color? Do you think you have too many acne scars? The type of chemical peel that you have done may depend on what your particular needs are, so do an honest and detailed assessment of where you are now and where you want to be.
Research the Different Procedures
Many people believe that a chemical peel is one specific procedure, but in actuality there are many different types. They can range from a mild method that can be done safely in a spa-or even at home-to an involved procedure that must be done in a doctor’s office and includes a long recuperation. Once you’ve identified your specific needs, take the time to research procedures that can help. Start by looking into the mildest types of peels and go from there. Ideally, you want to choose one that is effective, but the least harsh.
Plan for Before and After
When you’ve decided on the type of chemical peel to have done, talk to the professional who will be performing it and ask about preparation and recovery. If the professional wants you to clean in a certain way before, you want to make sure that you have what you need. You also want to know how your skin might look and feel right after it’s over, and for how long. This can help you to plan for recovery time.