Chemical peelings

preparation and regeneration

Chemical exfoliation is not just a treatment. It needs to be fully effective and safe. It's best to adequately prepare your skin for the exfoliation process and take good care of it afterwards.

 

Chemical peelings rejuvenate the skin and eliminate its imperfections, scars, wrinkles, and refresh the look and skin tone. This action consists of removing the outer layer of the epidermis, which accelerates skin regeneration and weakens the skin for some time.

 

What should you do or not do when preparing for an exfoliation treatment?

 

 

Before the treatment, you need to avoid:
  • using other peelings - mechanical and chemical (for 14 days)

  • solarium and sun exposure (for ten days)

  • smoking cigarettes, including electronic ones (for about seven days) - smoking slows down the skin regeneration and reconstruction process

  • microdermabrasion treatments, botox, and fillers (and other invasive treatments)

  • depilation of moustache or eyebrows (wax or cream) 5-7 days before treatment

  • exposing the skin to unnecessary stress - it is about calming it down and avoiding additional stimulation of the epidermis - this is the absolute minimum "rest" for the skin)

 

After peeling, you should not:
  • touch treated areas

  • peel off flaky skin

  • use skincare products other than those recommended

  • drink alcohol (for 2-3 days after the treatment)

  • do sports

  • expose your skin to very low or high temperatures and humidity

  • use a solarium (for at least four weeks), sauna, swimming pool, or cryotherapy (for two weeks)

  • undergo mechanical or chemical peelings for at least two weeks after treatment

  • hug and kiss animals

  • sit by a lit fireplace

  • clean with strong detergents for the first few days after the treatment

 

 

It all depends on what kind of exfoliation treatment you had and how hard your skin exfoliates. There are exfoliation treatments available, after which you can go back to your daily activities usually, but there are also stronger ones that turn you off for several days. 

 

The recovery time after the treatment is significant. After peelings, your skin may be more sensitive than usual, and this means that you should take care of it a little differently for the time of regeneration.

 

  • Moisturising - you should do it with a suitable preparation that will give the right moisture to the skin and have an occlusive effect, i.e., will not allow water to be lost from and retain moisture in the skin. The cream should have a simple composition, such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, or peptides. The restoration of the skin's natural barrier is a guarantee for good treatment results.

  • Gradually, but not immediately after treatment, you can introduce serums with antioxidants or hyaluronic acid.

  • High sun protection must be applied daily, even on cloudy days, min. 50 SPF. After the treatment, the skin thinner and therefore more sensitive to external factors - sun or wind. Wearing a baseball cap or a wide-brimmed hat also helps. However, a single application of the cream is not enough. You must repeat it throughout the day.

  • It is necessary to give up for 1-2 weeks home preparations for exfoliation, mechanical preparations, and preparations with the addition of, e.g., acids. Washes, brushes, and muslin cloths are forbidden - using them can quickly irritate the skin, which is sensitive and prone to irritation and bacterial and fungal infections after the procedure. Sometimes skin irritation is not visible at first glance, but due to excessive exfoliation, chronic inflammation develops, which may contribute to premature skin ageing.

  • It would help if you also changed your bedding for fresh ones.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns after the treatment, contact the person who performed the treatment. It is a bad idea to look for information among friends, the Internet, or another specialist who did not perform the procedure.

 

The inflammation caused during the treatment and the peeling process can be different for everyone - there is no one-size-fits-all template for skin regeneration and restoration. Any doubts or queries are normal, so communication with the specialist is crucial.