Are you fed up with having to use make-up to cover areas of redness, fine lines, or bumpy texture on your face and neck? Why not treat yourself to a resurfacing VKMD chemical peel in Scottsdale, exclusive to UGlow Face & Body.
Chemical peels offer a non-invasive solution that can improve the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, scars, brown spots, sun spots, melasma breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles.
UGlow Face & Body is proud to be the exclusive provider and the official training house of VKMD Chemical peels in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Give us a call at (602) 562-4531 or visit UGlowfaceandbody.com to book your pre-peel consultation and treatment. Our professional estheticians will be happy to answer any questions you have about the skin resurfacing process.
How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peel treatments use a chemical solution, usually containing acids, to exfoliate the outer skin layers that have been damaged by acne, the sun, or aging.
The treatment solution works by uniformly damaging the epidermis layer, causing the skin cells to peel away. This stimulates new skin cell growth during the healing process, giving you a clear fresh-faced appearance.
Chemical peel treatments are not one size fits all due to the different sensitivity levels of our skin.
During a pre-peel consultation, our expert estheticians will analyze your skin’s needs and design a tailored treatment schedule with a combination of in-center and at-home treatments.
UGlow Face & Body offers a range of medical-grade chemical peel treatments from VKMD; from a mild superficial layer peel to a deep peel that penetrates through the epidermis (top skin layer) and into the dermis (middle skin layer).
Deeper peels are generally more effective in treating fine lines and wrinkles than superficial peels, as they stimulate collagen and elastin growth in the deeper dermis layer.
What can I expect on the day of my chemical peel treatment?
First, the skin is cleansed and dehydrated with acetone to ensure it is free of moisture or product residue, allowing the acids of the VKMD Chemical peel to fully penetrate the skin.
Sensitive areas of the face, such as the corners of the eyes, are protected with petroleum jelly to prevent irritation.
Thin layers of the VKMD Chemical peel are then applied to your skin to begin the exfoliation process.
Depending on the intensity level of the peel some local anesthetic may be used to avoid any stinging or discomfort. Some peels contain chemicals with numbing qualities, so this is not always required.
The chemical peel is then left to soak into the skin for several hours. The client will be instructed on how to wash off the chemical treatment at home.
- Follow-up treatment
Following the treatment at the aesthetics practice, the client will be given some at-home treatments to apply. These usually include a series of post-peel towelettes and post-peel protectants. Please take care to closely follow the steps of your at-home treatment for the best results.
The peeling process can take several days to begin. As difficult as it can be, clients must not pick their peeling skin as this can cause scarring.
Following the treatment, you will need to shield your skin from sun exposure, with protective clothing and the protectants provided.
Do not attempt to self-tan using any form of indoor tanning until your skin has been healed for some time.
How should I prepare my skin for a chemical peel?
Your esthetician will discuss any preparation your skin needs during your pre-peel consultation.
Some deeper peels require up to eight weeks of pre-treatment by the client, with acid towelettes provided for at-home use ahead of the harsher peel treatment.
In the week leading up to your chemical peel treatment do not use any harsh skincare products (such as Retinol) or exfoliate your skin as this could cause damage when combined with the deep exfoliation that the chemical peel offers.
Stay out of the sun and do not use indoor self-tanning for at least a week before your treatment.
Avoid wearing make-up on the days before your treatment as a chemical peel works best when applied to fully-cleansed skin.
On the day of your treatment be sure to protect your skin by drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.
How long is the recovery for a chemical peel?
The recovery period needed following the chemical peel treatment depends on how deep of a peel your esthetician has deemed appropriate for your skin’s needs and your skin type.
Following the treatment, the short-term results will be visible within days. However, long-term benefits caused by new skin cell growth can take up to two months to show.
If you’re undergoing a light peel, sometimes known as a ‘lunchtime’ peel, any redness should subside within days. Your face and neck’s fresh layer of skin should be fully healed within 1 to 7 days. Light peels usually don’t penetrate past the skin’s top epidermis layer.
A medium-level peel will cause some redness for a week or more. You can expect the newly resurfaced skin to fully heal within 1 to 2 weeks. However, some pinkness may remain for one to two months.
If you’ve opted for a deep peel you will see some redness for over a week, with the skin’s fresh layers fully healing within 2 to 3 weeks. Some pinkness may remain for one to two months.
Once you feel your skin has fully healed be sure to wear 50+ SPF suncream before heading outside and continue to shield the fresh skin on your face and neck from sun damage as much as possible.
Speak to your esthetician to discuss how long you will need to wait before using acne creams, prescription creams, or make-up products following the chemical peel.
Chemical Peel in Scottsdale at UGlow Face & Body
If you’re looking for a chemical peel near you make sure you choose a trusted and fully-trained provider – such as UGlow Face & Body – who will choose the right grade of chemical exfoliation for your skin.
Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin and say goodbye to those skin imperfections you’ve covered for years? Give us a ring at (602) 562-4531 or visit UGlowfaceandbody.com to book a consultation or treatment at UGlow Face & Body today.