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What You Need to Know About Chemical Peels

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

The sunny days of summer are quickly coming to an end, but season’s warm rays can have a long-lasting impact on the health and condition of your skin.

Excessive sun exposure dehydrates the skin which makes the affected areas more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, UV radiation can induce hyperpigmentation on the face or body, which is exceedingly difficult to treat using at-home remedies.

Luckily, a medical grade chemical peel can treat the visible signs of premature aging and some forms of discoloration. Traditionally, peels are categorized into three distinct levels: superficial, medium and deep.

Chemical peels we offer can be customized to the individual patient’s unique skincare condition and goals. Treatments typically take less than an hour to administer, and patients generally experience minimal downtime to recover from them. However, there are a number of dos and don’ts all patients need to follow after the treatment to optimize results and minimize risks.

Don’t pick at the skin

Chemical peels slough off dead skin cells, which often leaves patients with flakes of skin appearing on their faces during their recovery time. Patients must refrain from manually removing the flakes before they are ready to fall off on their own.

Do hydrate the skin

Regularly apply a moisturizer to help repair the skin. Keeping skin hydrated will minimize the adverse effects of the peeling solution.

Do practice safe sun habits

Chemical peels leave your skin susceptible to sun damage. Limit your time in the sun to a minimum and wear sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat while you recover.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.