The words chemical and peel may sound harsh and caustic for you to even consider as a means of revealing younger-looking skin. The truth is that a chemical peel procedure is one of the gentlest and safest skin care rejuvenation treatments. In fact, it’s one of the most frequently performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the country today.
What to anticipate
So what exactly does it feel like to undergo a chemical peel procedure? Once the chemical peel agent is placed onto your skin, there will be a change in temperature. Depending on the type and strength of chemical peel, your skin will either be extremely cold or warm. This is normal and not unpleasant.
Slight itching, tingling, or a taut feeling across the skin may be also felt. On the other hand, feeling nothing at all is also normal! People having gentler peels tend not feel anything, but that doesn’t mean the peel isn’t working, it’s just that some people have skin that is tolerant to the stimulation of light chemical peels.
Your Laser & Mohs Dermatology aesthetician will continuously ask how you’re feeling during the procedure. It is important to be honest about what you’re truly feeling around this time because there are several signs of irritation that aren’t necessarily visible to your aesthetician.
Taking ibuprofen for about an hour before treatment is typically recommended to reduce pain or discomfort that may be experienced during the procedure.
Schedule your chemical peel appointment at Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York today! We offer various types of chemical peels and a thorough assessment of your existing issues will be done to help figure out the right chemical peel for you. Call us at 212-391-8600 and we’ll discuss them with you!