Before applying your peel, dab some petroleum jelly onto these areas to help protect them from the acid. Apply an even coat of the chemical peel solution to your skin. Use a cotton ball, cotton swab, small brush or Q-tip for the application process.
How is a chemical peel applied?
During a light chemical peel: Your doctor will use a brush, cotton ball, gauze or sponge to apply a chemical solution typically containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid. The treated skin will begin to whiten. You might feel mild stinging while the chemical solution is on your skin.
How long do you leave chemical peel on your face?
The chemical agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. Most patients feel a mild stinging which is temporary and usually subsides after a few minutes. Some peels are designed to self neutralize and may remain on your skin for 2-4 hours.
How do you know if a chemical peel has gone wrong?
If a chemical peel isn't carried out correctly, it could result in:
- Skin discolouration that might be permanent.
- Blistering of the skin.
- Swelling and reddening of the skin.
- Permanent or temporary facial scarring.
- A painful burning sensation.
- An allergic reaction to the chemicals used.
What is a 3 step chemical peel?
ZO 3 – Step Peel is an innovative, in-office treatment peel followed by an at-home treatment to combat the signs of aging + skin discoloration. The treatments utilizes a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to help improve skin health and treat many signs of aging.
Can I use chemical peel everyday?
We have a few different answers to give in relation to this question, but we'll start with the quickest with regard to chemical peel. You can generally get a peel once every four to six weeks. Some peels, such as those targeting acne, can be done every two weeks until you achieve the desired results.