If you want to spring forward into sunnier days with a clearer and brighter complexion, a chemical peel is a great option for you!
Chemical peels are a fast and easy procedure with minimal to no down time that can be effective for a variety of skin concerns. They are a form of chemical exfoliation that removes older surface skin; with healing, the new skin is brighter and smoother. Stronger peels can give results in just one or two treatments with more downtime while mild-moderate strength peels can give the same results over the course of multiple sessions with minimal downtime.
The Benefits of Chemical Peels:
Improved skin texture
Softening of fine lines
Lightened pigmentary abnormalities (from photodamage, acne, or melasma)
Create a bright, radiant complexion
Stimulate collagen production
Peels at Northeast Dermatology:
We love using Glytone products for peels. Glytone products have a unique formulation that guarantee equal absorption of active ingredients to minimize surface trauma and maximize benefits
Dimethyl Isosorbide: Patented carrier that promotes the even penetration of active ingredients
Methylsulfonyl-Methane (MSM): Skin soothing agent
Arginine: This amino acid applied during the neutralization step acts as an antioxidant to reduce free radical damage and also helps to soothe the skin immediately post-peel
The Procedure - What to Expect from Your Glytone Chemical Peel:
Come to your appointment with bare skin. If treating the face, be prepared to fully remove skin makeup and cleanse your face.
A preparation wipe will be used over the treatment area to thoroughly “degrease” the skin to ensure the penetration of the peel actives.
Any sensitive skin is protected with an occlusive ointment (ex: corners of the eyes, around the nostrils)
The chemical peel is applied to the skin. The number of passes and duration of ingredients on the skin will depend on the strength of the peel and your skin’s reaction to the peel as it is being performed.
The peel reaction is stopped with a neutralizer wipe.
Sunscreen is applied before you leave the office. The skin may appear slightly red, but you otherwise look normal for work and social activities that same day.
Post Peel - What to Expect After Your Chemical Peel
The skin appears normal immediately after a peel, but reactions occur about 2-3 days later. They can last up to a week, but are generally shorter-lived around 3-5 days
Things to avoid prior to and immediately after a chemical peel:
Avoid facial hair waxing, retinoid use, sunburn, and use of physical (ex: scrubs) and chemical (ex: glycolic acid) exfoliating skin care for one week before peel and until peeling is complete after the treatment
Avoid water to peel site for at least 6 hours after the treatment
Avoid strenuous exercise and excessive heat for at least 24 hours post peel
Make sure you can avoid sun during your recovery (don’t schedule just before vacation) and that you use and reapply sunscreen to boost and maintain your results.
If you are interested or have questions, call to schedule a consultation at our Gahanna or Grandview locations today!