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Chemical Peel: What To Expect Day By Day

A good skincare regimen is always worth investing in. However, if you want to reveal healthier and more radiant skin, it’s best to supplement it with aesthetic treatments that can provide significant benefits.

A good example is a chemical peel. In essence, a chemical peel is an exfoliating solution that is applied to your face, neck, and hands. Applied correctly, it can reveal a new layer of clear and smooth skin, which you can maintain with the proper aftercare.

Intrigued? Here’s how a chemical peel can help with common skin concerns and what you can expect when you undergo the treatment.

Types of Chemical Peels

Generally, there are three chemical peels that you can avail of: light, medium, or deep peels.

A light chemical peel is superficial and only sloughs off the outer layer of your skin. It’s usually done to treat uneven skin tone, dryness, fine wrinkles, and acne.

Meanwhile, a medium chemical peel penetrates the skin at a deeper level to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity. If you have acne scars, more prominent wrinkles, or sun damage, you can benefit from this peel.

Lastly, a deep chemical peel requires more downtime but produces more dramatic results compared to light and medium options. It’s typically recommended by qualified practitioners for deeper wrinkles, precancerous growths, or deep-set acne scarring.

Getting a VI Peel at Sedalia Aesthetics

Sedalia Aesthetics offers VI Peel, a skin-resurfacing chemical peel that has been considered by industry leaders and consumer groups as the #1 Peel.

A VI Peel is classified as a medium-strength, medical-grade chemical peel. It can treat aging skin, active acne, melasma, sun damage, acne scarring, and many more skin concerns.

It can be a standalone treatment. However, it can also be used together with other aesthetic treatments such as DiamondGlow facials, microneedling, and IPL for more dramatic results.

What to Expect After a Chemical Peel

The important thing to remember is to stay indoors as much as possible two weeks after the peel. Your skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, hence, you have to avoid direct exposure as much as possible.

To guide you further, here’s what you can expect day by day:

Day 1

You can expect your skin to appear red for the first 24 hours or so. This is natural, so don’t worry.

During this time, it’s important to apply a liberal amount of gentle moisturizer to help your skin heal.

Day 2

This is when your skin starts to eventually peel. With medium peels like VI Peel, it usually begins after the first 24 hours. At this time, your skin will appear dry and flaky.

Don’t pick at your skin during this time because doing so might result in irritation.

Days 3 and 4

Most of the exfoliated skin will peel off after three to four days. For some, it may take up to seven days before the healthy new layer is revealed.

A Week Later

Your skin should be completely healed within seven to 14 days, and most patients notice smoother and brighter skin. Do note that depending on your goals and concerns, several treatments might be needed to experience the desired benefits.

And if you’re happy with the results, you can always get another one in our clinics at Sedalia or Marshall, MO, after three to nine months.

Eager to see the results of a VI Peel? Call us or book an appointment today.


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