That Beautiful You: 10 Things You should Know about Chemical Peel Treatment
That beautiful you from years ago can be yours again through peeling treatment such as glycolic peel, TCA peel or a revitalize peel. Here is a list of 10 things you need to know about peel treatments.
1. Education is Golden
The first thing that every reader should know is only to trust a board certified Dr of Dermatology. P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is a board certified Doctor of Dermatology, who is one of the top skin care doctors in the nation. The reason it is important that patients seek out a dermatologist is that skin conditions can be dangerous, and only a medical doctor can diagnose skin cancer. Being able to tell the difference between one skin condition and another is important for determining treatment options.
2. Get to Know Your Options
P. Alexander Ataii M.D. has a wonderful reputation for explaining all of your options to you along with the expected results. For Chemical Peel Treatment, there are three basic categories, Superficial Peels, Medium Depth Peels, and Deep Peels. Superficial Peels help to clear blemishes on the top layers of the skin. Medium Depth Peels focuses more on imperfections that reside in the top layers of the deeper layers of the skin. Examples would be sun spots. Deep Peels is used to treat extreme damage to the skin and to help remove deep wrinkles.
3 Caring For Your Skin Before A Peel
When you make an appointment to see P. Alexander Ataii M.D. the office will give you instructions to follow regarding your skin care treatment before your appointment. It is important that you follow those instructions because the doctor needs to be able to evaluate your skin.
4. Caring For Your Skin After a Chemical Peel Treatment
Again, you will receive quality and clear instructions after your modified revitalize peel, glycolic peel, or trichloroacetic acid peel treatment. It is a good idea that you talk with the doctor during your evaluation so that you can get everything you need before your treatment. A peel is considered a wound and it will require proper care after treatment.
5. Sun Screen or Regress
A peel makes your skin shed, which is how it removes blemishes and helps you recover the beautiful you. Sunscreen is a must. The sun is too harsh on healthy skin, let alone skin that is trying to heal. Too much sun can cause your skin to exacerbate the issues that you wanted to be fixed. Use good quality sun screen, and stay out of the sun as much as possible.
6. Remain Calm:
Following a modified revitalize peel, glycolic peel, or trichloroacetic acid peel it is important that you not exercise. Allow your body time to recover, and give your skin time to begin the healing process. The healing process is what ultimately gives you back that beautiful glow.
7. Plan ahead for Vacations
A peel is not something that you get right before you go on vacation. The added exposure to the sun makes this procedure one that needs to occur about 2 months before you depart on vacation. Even then, wear sunscreen, a sun hat, and glasses with UV protection. This is good advice for both sun or snow vacations.
8. Don’t Help!
One of the best pieces of advice is not to pick at the peeling skin on your face. The peeling process is a sign that your face is healing. Don’t help it. Peeling the skin off your face is how scars form, and it will hamper the effects of the peel. Just let it be and follow the doctor’s instructions. If a moisturizer is permitted, then use that to smooth flaky skin.
9. Learn to Lie Low
With medium and deeper peels the peeling process of your skin quite active. Plan on staying home and out of the public eye for three or four days following a peel treatment. Let your skin settle down before you show off the new beautiful you.
10. Listen To Your Doctor
Everyone reacts differently to peeling agents. This is another reason only to trust a cosmetic dermatologist. P. Alexander Ataii M.D. will evaluate your skin and recommend a treatment plan that involves how often you should undergo peeling. Peeling to often can be seriously detrimental to how your skin rejuvenates. Follow the schedule that the doctor prescribes.