Skin prep before a chemical peel
It is important to stop using any active ingredients right before your visit. If your skincare kit includes exfoliants, Vitamin C or Retinol, we recommend you stop using these skin care products 24-48 hours before your appointment.
Avoid the sun
Of course, you don’t need to hide out in the house the whole week before a peel, but it is a good idea to minimise sun exposure. Sunshine can often lead to redness or general skin sensitivity, which is why it is so important to slather on a broad spectrum SPF. By cutting back on your time in the sun, you can help ensure that your complexion is ready and “unbothered” before your spa treatment.
Steer clear of waxing and injections
Again, the goal before a peel is to help keep skin “relaxed.” Just like the sun, it is important to skip any maintenance that might irritate the skin or cause redness—this includes waxing, fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. So, if you are prepping your skin for the big day or an exciting event and want to get the full beauty treatment, try to reserve your cosmetic appointment 1-2 weeks before or after a facial treatment.
Step into our medical centre and be surprised and delighted by how the appropriate combination of these treatments can eliminate or reduce the degree of your scarring. Only medically trained professionals will consult and treat your skin at Main Street.
Our equipment is the best available for scarring, ensuring you will have complete confidence in our approach and treatments to reduce your previously thought life-long scars. In addition to the efficacy of our treatments, pricing is highly competitive and for the benefit of our clients.
Aftercare following a chemical peel
Post treatment is all about recovery. Whether your skin is flakey from a chemical peel or a little red from extractions, help your skin hit “reset” with a gentle skincare routine that features soothing ingredients. Reach for a serum formulated with Hyaluronic Acid or antioxidants to help encourage a more even skin tone and texture, or a gentle cleanser to help gently wash away impurities.
Sunscreen is always a must, but it is a definite MUST after a chemical peel. Chemical peels work by literally shedding your outer layer of skin, which means that your new “baby skin” is even more sensitive than before. Wearing sunscreen will help protect this fresh layer and help minimise the appearance of dark spots and sun damage.
Skip the make-up
Ideally, you should give your skin room to breathe after your appointment. If you stopped in for micro needling or a chemical peel, chances are your complexion is still “healing”. It is best to let your skin indulge itself in some fresh air before going back to your regular makeup routine. And, if you must apply makeup for work or a big event, try to use lighter skin care products like BB creams or tinted moisturisers.
Well, that depends. Peels are available in different levels, with lower level peels usually requiring little to no downtime. On the other hand, high level peels can cause moderate to severe skin flaking, which is why clients are instructed to stay out of the sun and follow a strict skin care routine. This is also why winter is often the best time to book your chemical peel!
Every peel is different, but common benefits include a brighter complexion, smoother skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, a more even skin tone and radiant-looking skin. You can always choose a peel that addresses specific skincare concerns for a more “targeted” result. What’s not to love?