A chemical peel involves a chemical solution applied directly to the skin to remove the top layers. When we’re younger, our skin cell turnover usually occurs every 21 to 28 days. But this often starts to slow in our late 20s, depending on the amount of skin damage that has occurred. This explains why chemical peels have become such a popular beauty treatment.
Kumar Aesthetics offers a variety of cosmetically enhancing procedures, including derma peels. Our team of professionals, led by Dr. Sujay Kumar, has effectively provided these treatments for years.
This article will cover all the details you need to know about chemical peels and how they can improve your skin’s condition.
What is a Chemical Peel?
During this treatment, a solution is applied to the part being treated, causing the skin to exfoliate and peel off. This induces “controlled damage” to the skin, causing new skin cells to proliferate.
When this occurs, the new skin beneath is typically smoother, less wrinkled, and less damaged.
There are three kinds of chemical peels:
- Light peels work on the superficial epidermis layers
- Medium peels apply to the deeper layer of the epidermis and upper dermis
- Deep peels include the lower dermis
How Does Perfect Derma Peel®️ Compare to Other peels?
A medium-depth medical-grade chemical peel, The Perfect Derma Peel®️ has a pH range of 1.3 – 1.5. It combines the actions of powerful anti-oxidant and effective acids, Kojic Acid, TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid), Phenol, Salicylic Acid, Retinoic Acid, and Vitamin C.
Medical-grade peels offer longer-lasting results than superficial peels. The Perfect Derma Peel®️ can be used as a treatment independent of other procedures or in concert with another cosmetic procedure to treat acne, photo-aging (sun damage) scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, and pigment disorders, including melasma, age spots, and freckles.
It is a relatively pain-free, non-invasive treatment entailing two to four days of peeling. According to leading dermatologists, it is safe for all skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) and ethnicities as long as the treatment is conducted by a trained and experienced professional.
After three Perfect Derma Peel®️ treatments (monthly over three months), patients see fewer signs of aging, and brighter, clearer skin with less discoloration.
Does the Perfect Derma Peel®️ Burn?
The patient may expect initial burning or stinging, which diminishes after a minute. Still, a medium-depth chemical peel should not pose more than a minor irritation. Numbing should kick in after the first round of solution is applied, and a fan may be used to keep the patient comfortable.
Depending on the peeling agent and sun exposure, complications occur more frequently with darker skin types. These extend to uneven pigmentation and even permanent scarring. In rare cases, complications can be life-threatening. This is why a trained professional should always administer the treatment.
Before the Perfect Derma Peel®️ Treatment
The following recommendations should be considered:
- Potential candidates should plan their chemical peel for two to four weeks before any significant event to ensure healing and that they look their best.
- In the six months before a chemical peel, Accutane is strictly verboten.
- For a fortnight before a chemical peel, the patient must avoid sun exposure. Laser photo facials are also out of the question.
- If the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding, they must mention this to their service provider. If they have been affected by cold sores in the past, an antiviral should be used for several days before the peel to avoid a recurrence, as this is a recognized derma peel side effect.
- Patients who have recently had waxing, electrolysis, or chemical exfoliants should not have a derma peel treatment, nor should anyone undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- Patients with weakened immune systems or who have suffered from an autoimmune disease are also not eligible for this treatment.
After The Perfect Derma Peel®️ Treatment
In the days post-treatment, the patient can expect some sensitivity and redness. This is entirely normal. On average, the peeling should begin between one and three days after the treatment. The treated or peeling skin should not be picked at or sloughed off, and makeup should not be applied directly after the treatment.
Exercises that might cause sweating are to be avoided. But the patient can stretch, practice less strenuous yoga poses, or take a walk, as long as they don’t break a sweat. There should be no swimming, sauna, tanning bed, or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for four weeks after the chemical peel.
Where the patient has to venture outdoors, sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 is essential. The client may consider additional chemical peels and other facial treatments only two to four weeks after the treatment, depending on the advice of their qualified healthcare professional.
Perfect Derma Peel Instructions: How is the Derma Peel Used?
- The face should be cleansed beforehand and degreased
- The peel solution is then poured into the application cup. A rough gauze square will be used to apply the peel solution evenly. This application serves to numb the treatment areas so that the ensuing applications cause less discomfort
- After the first layer, the skin may appear red after the first application, and a light “frost” may be visible. This usually appears in damaged areas with acne, scars, or pigmentation
- The layering process is repeated until all the solution in the vial is used. The solution is usually applied more generously in photo-damaged or lined areas. If a moderate to heavy white “frost” appears, that area needs no further applications as it may cause irritation
- The eyelids and areas below the eyes can be treated with only one or two light applications, and getting the solution in the eyes should be avoided. If this happens, rinse the eye with water and saline for 15 minutes and call the physician
- Less solution is necessary for the bearded area on male clients, and less solution should be used in the case of a Fitzpatrick skin type 6 until the skin’s sensitivity can be assessed
- The peel solution remains on the treated areas, and it should be explained to the patient that they should not wash or touch the treated area for at least six hours. Since no SPF can be applied, they should also wear a hat immediately post-peel. The peel solution can be left on the skin overnight if there has not been any irritation.
What Should I Do After a Perfect Derma Peel?
On the day after the peel treatment, redness or blotchiness can be hidden, if necessary, by makeup. The skin will probably feel a little tight and sensitive. Usually, patients see the peeling process occur on the third or fourth day.
Anyone who has not had a peel before should know this process can take longer. The peel provider can advise on the best skin-care products to use post-treatment, which should assist in enhancing and even prolonging the outcome of the peel treatment.
How Long do You Peel After a Perfect Derma Peel®️?
The peeling process usually lasts five to seven days, though it might take longer, particularly for first-timers.
How Often Can You Have the Perfect Derma Peel®️?
A single treatment of Perfect Derma Peel®️ will improve overall skin tone, and judging by the Perfect Derma Peel®️ reviews to be found online; the skin will look younger and healthier.
Depending on the skin conditions being treated, multiple treatments may be necessary. A series of two or three treatments applied once every four weeks will show optimal results.
Myths About Chemical Peels
There are several myths surrounding chemical peels. While there are indeed cases of people being scarred, this is likely because they have not consulted a qualified professional to conduct the treatment. An experienced skin care specialist should know how to apply the dermal peel solution according to skin type and in such a manner that it negates the worst side effects.
Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production is stimulated during a chemical peel. The dermis is affected by medium-depth and deep peels since it lacks stem cells. This means it is possible to thin the skin or over-exfoliate. But given the gaps between deep peels and the fact that most people only get a deep peel once or twice in a lifetime, it is not common.
Experiencing a skin breakout after a peel is normal since the process cleanses and rejuvenates the skin, bringing impurities to the skin’s surface. They are usually short-lived, and the result is worth the indignity of a few spots.
Chemical Peels Services Available in Franklin, Tennessee
The team of trained professionals at Kumar Aesthetics Institute, Franklin, TN, boasts the experience and know-how necessary to provide a range of anti-aging and beauty treatments with astonishing results. Dr. Sujay Kumar is a board-certified physician, master injector, and trainer with extensive experience.
If you have any questions about chemical peels, the procedure, or how it can help you, contact Kumar Aesthetics today! Our expert team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have and is ready to take your call.
Call our offices to speak with a team member or schedule a consultation online today!