If you have a chemical peel appointment coming up with your dermatologist for removing acne scars, then that’s great news.
However, it doesn’t mean you can just rejoice at the thought it as there are things that you need to do before and after the treatment if you want the best results for your skin. It may seem like a chore, but if you don’t get these steps right, you’re the only person that is losing out.
What Is A Chemical Peel Treatment?
Chemical peels are a popular acne treatment in Singapore, and it works for the general improvement of the appearance, and quality of your skin. The treatment helps with wrinkles, fine lines, acne scar removal, rough skin, pores and a lot of other skin problems.
What You Should Do Before The Treatment
Preparing for the treatment is vital as this will help reduce the possibility of side effects and help you get the best results.
First things first, once it is between four to six weeks before your treatment is supposed to commence, you will meet with your esthetician or dermatologist to create a skin regimen based on your skin problems and skin type. This skin regimen will contain the right ingredients that will prepare your skin for the upcoming treatment. Your skin has to be strong enough and must be able to tolerate the chemical peel treatment.
One week before your treatment, stay away from things like waxing, laser hair removal and over-exposure to sunlight. And once you are counting down to your chemical peel treatment, you should stay away from topical retinoids, retinol, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and Beta Hydroxy Acids. Any of these mentioned products can interfere with the success of your chemical peel treatment that you’ll be going for.
What You Should Do After The Treatment
After your chemical peel treatment for acne scar removal, you may feel some stinging, tightness, itching, redness and mild swelling. These reactions are not the same with every person, but you do not have to worry about them.
The most important precaution that you have to take is to stay away from direct sunlight for the first week. If there is no way you can avoid sunlight, always wear a sunscreen when stepping out, and make sure you apply it gently and in light amounts.
After your peel, try as much as you can not to rub, scratch or peel your skin with your fingers and if you need to touch your face, make sure you do so with clean hands.
Adhere strictly with the pre-treatment and post-treatment skin regimen recommended by your esthetician as well as the tips highlighted above in this article. Chemical peel treatment is an effective acne treatment, but you have to follow the right steps to be safe and get the full benefits of the treatment.