FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Deep Chemical Peel?
Also known as a phenol chemical peel, the deep chemical peel is among the strongest and is designed specifically for significantly deep facial wrinkles, scars, sun damaged skin and growths that are pre-cancerous. Your medical professional will provide you with a chemical peel that penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin for the most effective results. Not surprisingly for an aggressive face peel, the deep chemical peel requires a lengthier recovery time.
When Can You See the Effects of a Chemical Peel?
Typically, once the recovery period has ended and your skin has healed (usually 2 to 3 weeks for a superficial face peel and longer for a deep chemical exfoliation), you should begin to see results.
What Should I Expect Regarding Pre & Post Treatment Care?
The deeper the chemical peel, the greater the likelihood of experiencing side effects, with increased recovery time needed.
The skin will be delicate and sensitive for the first 2 to 4 weeks after treatment; prolonged sun exposure should be avoided and a full spectrum sunscreen worn at all times.
Medium and deeper chemical peels require careful preparation and post-peel care.
At Holistic Beauty Uxbridge, we provide exceptional standards of client education so you feel at ease with how you can best prepare and care for your skin away from the clinic.
What Will My Skin Look like Before and After a Chemical Peel?
When you look at a chemical peel before and after photo, it’s important to understand there are ‘two’ afters – immediately after the procedure when the skin is healing, and then after the recovery once the skin has healed and the ‘true’ after shot is available to be viewed.
Potential side effects that your skin might experience after a chemical peel treatment include redness of the skin, darkening of the skin, possible scarring, and the potential for your skin to change to a colour that’s lighter than the desired shade. Once your skin has healed, you should be able to notice the smooth, youthful appearance that made you seek a chemical peel at Holistic Beauty Uxbridge in the first place!