As we age, our skin loses some luminosity, bounciness, and youthful appearance. Fortunately, chemical peels can roll back the years, reduce scarring, and even smooth out fine lines, all in a quick, in-house appointment. At Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, we specialize in these transformative treatments and can help you look like the best version of yourself today.
How Often Can You Get Chemical Peels?
The amount of time you have to wait between treatments comes down to the type of peel you get. Light peels are focused on more surface concerns, generally helping you tame barely-there wrinkles and giving you a more toned, even look. You can get these peels once every few weeks to a month if you’d like, and most people don’t experience any downtime. Light peels are great options for those who want to try out these treatments for the first time.
Medium and deeper peels are more intense and strive to eliminate more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines. You can get medium peels twice a year and deep peels once every few years. Some people only need one deep treatment to see the effects. We’re happy to talk to you about your specific circumstances and tell you what sort of treatment is best for you and what to expect from your peel.
What To Expect During This Treatment
Peels are transformative exfoliating treatments designed to reduce wrinkles, scarring, and hyperpigmentation by bringing new skin cells to the forefront. There are several kinds of peels, each of which addresses specific things and has its own benefits. Peels also generate collagen, which we lose as we age, helping our skin look bright and healthy.
This peel focuses on the skin’s top layer, exfoliating and smoothing it. This is an excellent option for you if you have some unevenness or textural concerns.
This treatment primarily addresses the top and middle areas and gives you all the benefits of a lighter peel, but also targets wrinkles and fine lines. If you have age spots, it’s a good option too.
The most intense peel, deep treatments target dead skin cells that reside beneath the surface layers and is an effective way to target deeper lines, age spots, and even some scarring. Deep treatments can only be done sparingly, so talk to us to determine your ideal schedule.
Before your treatment day, you’ll have an in-depth consultation with our staff to review your treatment options and what to expect. We’ll also answer any questions that you might have. Then, on the day of your chemical peels, we’ll run through a four-step treatment plan to give you maximum results. Most people are in and out of the office in less than an hour, and many only need to spend half an hour with us.
The four-step process helps your skin look divine and radiant the second you step out of our offices. First, we thoroughly clean your face so that we have a blank canvas for the treatment itself. Then, we use a unique blend of different acidic ingredients specifically designed for your skin. This step helps remove dead skin cells and gives your skin a more even tone.
Next, our team neutralizes your skin’s PH, then applies protective and nourishing serums and creams. As with the second step of the treatment, the blend of moisturizing agents really depends on what your skin needs and your overall goals. Peels follow a basic multistep formula, but they are customizable and can help elevate your look in dramatic ways.
There are tons of different benefits of getting chemical peels. Everyone is different, so you might experience other exciting benefits after your treatment, but these are some of the most common ones.
Smoothing Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Most people find that their skin looks more buoyant and wrinkle-free after a peel. These treatments are excellent ways to effectively address shallow wrinkles and fine lines, all in under one hour per session.
Peels are great for reducing sun spots or uneven pigmentation in your skin and can help brighten up duller-looking skin thanks to the treatment’s ability to surface new skin cells.
Collagen is one of the most essential beauty building blocks out there, giving us bouncy, youthful skin. While we naturally produce much less of it as we age, peels can help our skin create more collagen, leading to a smoother, younger-looking complexion. Collagen and elastin can also help the skin appear firmer.
Some people can reduce active acne or acne scarring with peels. Active acne generally responds to either medium or light peels. Light peels are also effective ways to target acne scarring. It’s a good idea to talk to us about other medications or treatments you’re on, so we can help determine if peels are suitable for you.
Anyone looking for a way to brighten up their skin or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles could be a good candidate for this treatment, especially when it comes to lighter peels. Those who want to remove deeper wrinkles or focus on specific scarring might benefit from medium or deeper peels.
If you want to retain your lustrous, smooth, glowing skin for as long as possible, there are several things to keep in mind right after your treatment. Many of these things are basic good skincare practices that will help you look incredible whether or not you’ve had a peel.
Avoid exfoliating or rubbing your face right after a peel. Clean carefully with cooler water, and pat dry your skin. Exfoliating or rubbing your face too much can damage your skin. It’s a good idea to give your skin about three days to a week before starting your regular exfoliating routine.
Avoid the Sauna
You’ll want to avoid sweating too much after your peel, so staying away from saunas and avoiding intense cardio for a bit are good ideas. Instead, treat yourself to some self-care and relaxation.
Applying SPF is a crucial thing to do whether or not you’ve just had a peel, but it’s especially important right after your treatment. Since one of the ways peels work is by exposing new skin, it will naturally be much more sensitive to the sun’s rays. Opt for an SPF that’s 30 or higher, and consider wearing good sunglasses if you’re out and about outdoors.
Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that works for you is one of the best ways that you can enjoy gorgeous skin in the long run. Use gentle cleansers, powerful moisturizers, and regular follow-up treatments to help you look and feel your best for months after the treatment. It’s a good idea to put together a skincare routine before you come in and tell our team what it entails. That way, we can help you make any necessary adjustments.
Use Plenty of Moisturizer
There’s a good chance that your skin will be super thirsty right after one of these treatments, so give it what it wants with plenty of moisturizer. You don’t have to go too heavy, though; a good water-based one is excellent. You can also drink plenty of water to stay hydrated in the first few days after your peel.
Hold Off on Retinol-Based Products
Although moisturizers will be one of your best friends immediately after your treatment, refrain from using anything with retinol in them right away. Like peels, retinol products help new skin cells to come to the surface, and using them right away is a bit of overkill. Instead, stick to regular moisturizers for the first bit after your treatment.
We’ll review exactly what you need to do for your particular circumstances in the initial consultation and then again after you’ve had your peel. Our objective is to help you be as comfortable as possible with the process from start to finish, and we’re always on hand to answer any and all questions and give specific suggestions.
Discover Dewy, Flawless Skin Today
Chemical peels are exceptional ways to jump-start your skin routine, remove fine lines and wrinkles, and leave you with photo-ready skin in less than an hour. They’re great for skin types, look natural and timeless, and offer long-lasting results. If you’re ready to take the leap, call Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, at 337-222-3539 to schedule a consultation now.