What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peel facial treatments in Montreal and Laval are the best way to reverse the visible damage from the sun, acne blemishes and ageing factors. First, our peel expert will select between the right hydroxy acid for your skin, such as lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, mandelic acid or azelaic acid. The alpha or beta hydroxy acid that is chosen will work for your specific skin type by exfoliating dead skin cells and allow your epidermis to glow, without any pain or discomfort. Peels are proven to brighten your tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, clogged pores and boost collagen.
Chemical peel Products
Chemical peels procedure can be done with strengths— light, medium or deep — depending on the skin condition that is treated. Each type of chemical Peel uses a different chemical formula and power. Deeper chemical peels are intended for deeper skin corrections such as scars and wrinkles, produce dramatic results, and involve longer recovery times. We use Dermalogica’s Pro Power Peel series to offer our client top of the line results.
Before and after your appointment
Avoid unprotected sun exposure. It’s essential always to apply sunscreen at least two weeks before the peeling treatment to help prevent post-treatment sun sensitivity. You may also hydrate and protect your skin with a vitamin c hyaluronic acid serum for added protection.
At least one week before the Peel, you must stop any hair removal procedures such as waxing, hair removal cream or laser. Also, avoid bleaching hair or skin, deep massages or exfoliating scrubs.
For the appointment, you should bring a hat and sunglasses for sun protection after you leave. When possible, try to relax in the shade and stay out of the sun for long periods for 48 hours post-treatment. Also, make sure you clean your bed sheets, pillowcases and face towels. Avoid contact with pets and animals. Minimize touching your face. Avoid excessive sweating for a week.
Is it painful?
Chemical peels are some of the most relaxing yet stimulating facials. During your facials, you may experience the extraction of blackheads and pimples, which may cause minimal discomfort. With that said, the peeling itself is entirely pain-free.
How long and how frequent are appointments?
Peel facials are treatments that usually take between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Chemical Peels are preferably done in a series of appointments, for example, two treatments per month. Especially in cases of acne treatments or for fading skin pigmentation.
What will my face look like?
Immediately after your appointment, you will notice slight redness and a fresh, clean feel to your skin. In the following week, there may be minor peeling is excessively dry areas of your skin. These areas will peel off and reveil beautiful young skin underneath. The side-effects following your appointment will not be intense and you can go to work without concern. Just follow your estheticians guidelines.