Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that involve using acids to exfoliate the skin. The acid removes a uniform amount of damaged skin cells across the treatment area. When done appropriately, this allows the skin to heal, with minimal scarring or color changes.
The skin is initially tender and more sun-sensitive as the epidermis renews itself. After the peeling takes its course (usually 3-5 days after the treatment), fresh new skin emerges, and ingredients in-home care products start to work more effectively. You will be given instructions from your skin care professional for pre and post-treatment care. You must follow these directions to ensure optimal results.
No, your experience will not be quite like Samantha in that Sex and the City episode.
Clients sometimes expect to peel throughout the entire treated area, but post-treatment peeling is often similar to peeling after a tan.
In some cases, exfoliation occurs on a cellular level and is not apparent to the naked eye. The exfoliation a client will experience varies depending on the peel strength and individual skin profile. AlumierMD chemical peels are light- to medium-depth and are formulated to reduce irritation and redness.