Chemical peel treatments at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery can help erase sun damage, acne scars, discoloration, and signs of aging without the need for surgery. A chemical peel sloughs off the top layer of skin through the use of a special solution. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just for the face. The procedure can also be used on other areas of the body. Here are some tips on how to best prepare for this treatment:
Find Out if You are a Good Candidate
Chemical peels only work for clients who meet the criteria. When you come in for your first consultation, we will review your medical history. Candidates who have a history of certain illnesses and other issues may not qualify. However, it all depends on the unique case, which is why a consultation is so important.
Avoid Certain Medicines
Let our doctor know all the medicines and supplements you take. Certain medications, such as antihistamines, coal tar products, certain contraceptives, and anti-inflammatory drugs, will increase your sensitivity to sunlight. If you smoke, ask the doctor for advice on how to stop.
Don’t Place Too Much Stress on the Skin
To prepare the skin for treatment, you must stop electrolysis, facial masks, shaving, and waxing for a set amount of time prior to the treatment. When you care for your skin, only use products that work for your skin type, and don’t experiment. Don’t have another chemical peel for at least two weeks after the previous one. On the day of the treatment, don’t work out, because this will over-stimulate the skin.
Avoid being in the sun whenever possible for a set amount of time prior to the treatment, and wear sunscreen if you have to stay outdoors. Likewise, avoid self-tanners and tanning beds, which could cause skin damage from UV rays.
Make the Results Last
Regardless of the type of chemical peel you choose, try to avoid being in the sun until the new skin layer forms or use the right type of sunscreen. Ask our doctor about what skin products to use for the best results.
A chemical peel is a great way to improve the appearance of tired and aging skin. Reach out to Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA for more information on how to get started on the road to radiant skin in the Sacramento, CA area. Contact us today to book your appointment!