The most popular type of peel, these utilize AHAs, BHAs, and similarly gentle exfoliants to remove the epidermis. This type of peel may result in mild discomfort, but most people find a full return to “normal” takes only a few days. It is safe to repeat superficial chemical peels every two to three weeks as needed.
What peeling chemical do doctors only use?
Your physician will use the strongest chemical called phenol to penetrate down to the lower dermal layer of your skin. For this type of peel, you may need a local anesthetic and a sedative to manage any discomfort. A deep chemical peel usually involves some sort of pretreatment for up to eight weeks.
How often should microcurrent treatments occur for visible results?
Most people need approximately 12 sessions in total to achieve truly dramatic results. These are conducted as one to two sessions a week for a few weeks and then tapering to one treatment a week for the duration of the treatment plan.
What does microcurrent directly target?
Microcurrent facials tighten and smooth the muscles and connective tissues in the face by increasing cellular activity, and have been shown to reduce wrinkles, mostly around the forehead area.
What treatment would be ideal for a client whose skin is aging?
Treatment Options for Aging Skin
For early signs of aging, treatments that use retinoids, vitamin C, and alpha hydroxy acids may be enough. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, microneedling,ultrasound energy devices, or laser resurfacing may be an option for moderate to severe facial sun damage.
How often can you do chemical peels?
Those who just need or want light peels can usually get them every month. For more intense treatments, like medium or peels, it’s advisable to wait four or six months in between appointments. Those who wish to get deep peels should only do so once every few years.
Can I use Retin A after chemical peel?
In some cases, daily use of tretinoin (Retin-A) is also suggested. This is a medicine you apply to your skin. It is most often used to treat acne, but it may speed healing after a peel.