Chemical peels rejuvenate the look of millions of Canadians each year– and for good reason. The old, dry, damaged outer layers of skin peel away with these non-invasive topical treatments, revealing the fresh young skin underneath. Chemical peels may be used on your neck, chest, and hands, in addition to your face, to minimize symptoms of aging and other skin concerns.
Euro Charm provides customized chemical peels to treat a variety of skin problems, including:
Texture of rough skin
The effects of the sun
Wrinkles and fine lines
Pore congestion and acne
However, which chemical peel in Vancouver is best for you? Let's have a look at the various peel types that we offer at our Vancouver location.
Light Chemical Peels
The lightest of the treatments is known as the superficial peel. Only the top layer of skin is removed using a gentle chemical solution. Superficial peels may enhance your skin's texture and remove redness and moderate discolouration.
After a superficial peel, you may require up to seven days to recuperate from the treatment. As the old dead skin cells peel away, your skin looks red and flaky which is completely normal. To maintain your skin appearing young and fresh, get superficial peels on a frequent basis.
In order to keep their results and acquire the precise outcomes they desire, most patients receive superficial peels once every few months. The frequency of these peels is determined by the severity of the skin problems the patient is experiencing. During your consultation, our expert aesthetician will be able to develop your tailored treatment plan to make sure this is the right treatment for you.
Medium Chemical Peels
To accelerate the peeling process, medium chemical peels employ a stronger acid solution. This therapy is ideal for discolouration caused by sun exposure, melasma, or freckles. Some fine wrinkles may be reduced with these peels as well.
Because medium peels enter your skin deeper, the redness and peeling will take a bit longer to fade than superficial peels. After only one treatment, your skin will seem younger, but depending on your skin type and demands, you might require more treatments every 6-12 months.
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep peels are the most powerful chemical peels possible, and only one should be done in your lifetime. We employ a powerful chemical agent to enter the deepest layers of your skin to remove impurities including shallow scars, fine wrinkles, deep discolouration, and other more superficial skin issues that the less intense peel choices address. While these deep chemical peels are extremely popular with men and women, your chemical peel expert will determine if this is the right approach for you based on your skin type and skin condition.
Alpha Beta Peel
This treatment is ideal for skin that is aged or acne-prone. This type of chemical peel is a very recent and new technique used in medical spas. There should be no flaking or peeling after the therapy which makes it extremely popular for patients who are looking for quick results with little to no downtime.
Sun damage, acne (grades I-I), oily skin, pigmentation issues, fine lines, wrinkles, and rough skin are all treated with this industry-leading treatment. Salicylic acid provides many of the same advantages as alpha-hydroxy acid, but it is more successful in the treatment of photoaging and acne in the early to moderate stages.
This peel comes in two different strengths: 12.5% and 25%. Salicylic acid is a stronger version of alpha-hydroxy acid that is more effective in treating early to moderate photoaging.
Lactic Acid Peel
Hypersensitive, very dry, and dehydrated skin will benefit from this treatment. Lactic acid treatment not only eliminates the damaged stratum corneum's outer layers, but also leaves the lipid barrier intact. Each treatment may be customized by changing the power and length of the peel. This is known to be a fantastic anti-aging, acne, and keratinized skin treatment. Every four weeks, this peel may be done again for patients looking to prolong their results.
While these are just some of the chemical peels available at our Vancouver clinic, you will be given a tailored treatment plan specifically based on your skin condition and the outcomes you’re hoping to get from your service.
How To Get Ready For A Chemical Peel In Vancouver
Chemical peels efficiently exfoliate your skin on a deep level, and unlike a superficial mask, they provide a deep clean that provides fast relief for skin concerns including pigmentation, aging, acne, and sun damage.
Because they may be a really harsh skin treatment, it's important to make sure your skin is adequately prepared before you go. Here are some suggestions for preparing yourself and skin for the procedure.
Preparing for a chemical peel begins with mental preparation. It's critical to be organized and prepared for your peel, since it typically involves precise and scheduled instructions.
Selecting The Proper Peel
Any chemical peel's success is determined on how well it matches your skin. Schedule an appointment with your skin care professional in Vancouver to review your skin type, skincare habits, and other pertinent medical information so they can help you choose the best peel for you.
Any Medicine You're Taking Should Be Declared
Any medications or prescriptions that you are taking should be disclosed to your skin care practitioner. Your skin care professional may advise you to temporarily reduce your dose based on this information so that your service goes smoothly.
Obtain All Necessary Instructions For Aftercare
You may get particular after-care instructions depending on the strength of your chemical peel. Avoiding the sun, resting on your back, and applying anti-infection treatments are all examples of this.
The physical preparation for a chemical peel is the second and equally vital phase. You must prepare your skin ahead of time to minimize unpleasant irritation and side effects, as well as to get the most out of your treatment.
Exfoliate Only When Absolutely Necessary
Because a chemical peel is a deep exfoliation, you must wait at least one week before your consultation to exfoliate. Furthermore, keep an eye out for exfoliating chemicals in your everyday skin care products. You risk causing skin harm if you use such cosmetics before your therapy.
Avoid Wearing Any Cosmetics
Take a few days off from wearing makeup and let your skin cleanse before your peel.
The Sun Should Be Avoided
Most chemical peels work best on skin that hasn't been sunburned, so try to stay out of the sun as much as possible before your appointment, and if you must go outdoors, use a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen at least SPF 30.
Make Sure You Drink Plenty Of Water
On the day of your chemical peel, your skin should be well-hydrated. Before your consultation, make sure you stop using any products that dry out your skin and drink enough water.
After A Chemical Peel, Take Care Of Your Skin
It would be negligent of us not to emphasize the need for proper skin care after a chemical peel. Before you leave home, your provider will offer you tailored instructions, but you can expect to spend at least a day or two recovering at home, or more if you have a deep peel.
As the top layers of skin flake away, we may suggest certain skincare products to maintain your skin clean and comforted. It's also important to avoid the sun while recovering and to wear a high-factor, broad-spectrum sunscreen thereafter. Even if it's foggy or you don't spend a lot of time outdoors, sun protection is necessary.
Our Vancouver Euro Charm Chemical Peel FAQ
We get many inquiries about our chemical peel treatments in Vancouver, and we have provided answers to the most frequent ones below.
What Exactly Are Chemical Peels And How Do They Work?
As we’ve previously mentioned, chemical peeling agents remove superficial layers of the skin by producing a controlled wound. As a result, chemical peels encourage the formation of a new, healthy top layer of skin, which helps to reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture, and pollutants.
What Can I Anticipate From The Treatment Process?
Depending on the chemical peel used, the procedure may vary. A medical degreaser is used to guarantee that any oils remaining on the skin are removed from the treated region. After that, the chemical agent is administered to the skin and left on for 3 to 5 minutes. The majority of people have a slight stinging sensation that lasts just a few minutes and goes away. Some peels are meant to neutralize themselves and might stay on your skin for 2-4 hours.
How Long Does A Chemical Peel Take To Heal, And What Kind Of Aftercare Is Required?
The kind and intensity of the peel will determine how long it takes to recover. Your skin may feel tight and perhaps red immediately after the peel. Any peeling that is apparent will be mild and fluffy, and it will be easy to treat using moisturizer. Depending on the peel treatment, peeling might last anywhere from 3 to 5 days. It is critical to use a mild cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen to aid the healing process and get the best outcomes.
After the peel, normal activity may be resumed; however, excessive exertion and high perspiration should be avoided for 2-3 days. While the skin is peeling, avoid exposure to the sun and excessive heat, since both may cause swelling, redness, and blisters under the skin. Picking or peeling flaky skin is not recommended since it might result in scars. Prescription topicals should be avoided for the first three days after the peel.
Why Didn't My Peel Show Any Apparent Peeling?
The success of the peel should be measured by the final results rather than the quantity of peeling you’ve had. The quantity of peeling varies based on the depth of the peel or the individual's skin state at the time of the peel. The skin continues to slough off at a rapid pace, improving skin tone and texture as well as small wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.
Is A Chemical Peel Right For Me?
You're a good candidate for a chemical peel if you have any of the problems listed above. A peel may be done at any age, and many women over 65 have had success with it.
You would not be a candidate if you have a current illness, damaged or cut skin, active herpes, a sunburn, or if you have just taken Accutane.
Find Out Which Chemical Peel Is Best For You In Vancouver
Schedule a consultation with one of our skincare specialists in Vancouver to determine which kind of chemical peel is right for you. Before proposing any treatments, we thoroughly inspect your skin and analyze your medical history. If a chemical peel isn't right for you, we also offer microneedling, laser, and radiofrequency treatments to help you revitalize your skin.
If you want to improve your skin and are interested in chemical peels, give us a call or arrange an appointment online. We look forward to meeting with you!