My First Chemical Peel: What To Expect

A chemical peel is a type of skin treatment that may be applied to the face or the body to alleviate and even remove a wide variety of skin issues while enhancing the skin's health and look. It is a type of chemical exfoliation in which the top layer of skin is stripped away by killing off dead cells and triggering a natural peel. A chemical peel involves applying a substance to the skin, typically an acid, and waiting a few days for the affected layer to peel off.

Reasons behind Doing It

Mild peeling agents
The outer layer of skin can be shed with the help of a mild chemical peel (epidermis). It helps with dryness, dullness, uneven tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. In between two and five weeks, you could have a little peel.

A Mild Chemical Peel
A medium chemical peel exfoliates the epidermis and a small bit of the dermis (dermis). Wrinkles, acne scars, and a dull complexion are all things it can fix. You may do this process more than once to get or keep the desired effect.

Radiant chemical peel
A deep chemical peel is an even more effective kind of exfoliation. If you have deep lines, scars, or precancerous moles, your doctor may suggest one. You won't need to undergo surgery again to achieve the desired results.

Candidate Selection
Our professionals at Active Skin Care will check your skin and hair color, pigmentation concerns, and chemical allergies while evaluating you for a chemical peel. The medical expert will also check for untreated skin infections. The chemical peels professional at Active Skin Care will enquire about your greater variety, such as minimizing lines and wrinkles and mild wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, or environmental damage.

Then they will decide your appropriateness for a chemical peel or combination of treatments based on their examination and consultation. Your skin type, health, age, wellness, skin laxity, and cosmetic goals will determine your treatment approach.


Physical preparation precedes a chemical peel. To minimize side effects and irritation, start preparing your skin before treatment.

Since a glycolic peel is an in-depth exfoliating scrub, don't exfoliate for one week beforehand. Beware of exfoliating ingredients in skin care products. Such products could damage your skin before your treatment.

Avoid Makeup
Take a break from makeup before your peel to let your skin detox.

Most chemical peels react favorably to intact skin, so avoid the sun before your treatment and wear a broad hat and sunblock.

Chemical peels require well-hydrated skin. Stop using dry-skin products a few days before your appointment and consume lots of water.

First Chemical Peel at a Spa: What to Expect

This therapy refreshes the skin. Depending on the peel's severity, your recovery may take weeks or months. As your skin recovers, avoid the sun to prevent irritation and harm as it forms new layers. After treatment, the skin may peel. It's an indication that the peeling has worked. Don't rub, pick, or touch peeling skin. Our doctor will recommend healing items and instructions. After removing old skin layers, you can care for your new skin using gentle products.

Recommendations on What to Do After the Chemical Peel

A chemical peel removes damaged skin to reveal fresh, bright skin underneath. Avoid touching, plucking, or scratching dead skin when it sheds. Don't remove dead skin with your fingers; doing so can cause scars.

A hair band might help you avoid touching your face and prevent breakouts. Allow your skin to peel naturally without touching it while combing your hair. Dirty fingers and hands can clog pores and cause outbreaks. Don't self-treat breakouts!

Moisturize To Comfort
Chemical peels leave skin sensitive. Certain skin care products may contain active and irritating chemicals. Sunscreen and a neutral moisturizer are all you need during the peeling process. Peeling causes dry skin, which regular moisturizers can't fix.

SPF Protects Skin
After removing skin damage with a chemical peel, it's crucial to protect the fresh, sensitive skin with sunscreen whenever feasible.

Don't rub, peel, or pull dead skin during the peeling process. Once the skin is no more hypersensitive, exfoliation is safe.

Contact Active Skin Care in Toronto & GTA to learn if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel or inquire about our product and services.

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