Disclaimer, I am not a dermatologist nor any type of doctor, these opinions are all mine based on my personal research I did. Please speak with your doctor or dermatologist before you proceed with any sort of facial treatment.
Why do a facial chemical peel Morrinah you ask? Well, my answer is simple, I need clear and healthy skin. But before we get into the nitty-gritty of things, I want to share with you the benefits, cost, and pretty much why you should do a facial chemical peel.
I have suffered from discoloration for many years. However, I do have a combination skin type, which means I have a mixture of oily and dry areas on different parts of my face, with my t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) being slight to very oily. A facial chemical peel helps clear the skin and remove discoloration, which provides a healthy and even skin tone. Another benefit of a facial chemical peel is that it removes acne scars which, in my book that’s a big win for me.
So why do a facial chemical peel?
To help treat wrinkles, discolored skin, and scars. If you suffered from discolored skin or acne scars like I did before my chemical peel, you might want to consider a chemical peel as well. Not only does it provide you with clear skin, but it also gives you healthy skin.
What are the benefits of a facial chemical peel?
There are many benefits to facial chemical peel treatment, but I have listed a few for now.
(Information taken from Google and my doctor)
- Treats acne.
- Topical acne treatments can only go so far, and a peel exfoliates deeper.
- Minimizes pores.
- It erases fine lines and wrinkles.
- Fade’s discoloration.
- Lift’s skin.
- It soothes scarring, balances texture, and smooths skin.
What to know before getting your first chemical peel?
This information was given to me by my doctor, and I also did some personal research using Google. Some of the information listed below was taken from my Google search.
- Always use sunscreen before and after the peel
- Drink lots of water before and after the peel
- Wash your face twice a day and moisturize before and after the peel
- Avoid applying makeup immediately after the peel
- If possible, try to avoid the sun or being in a situation that will cause you to sweat, at least for the first 48hrs after the treatment. This includes going to the gym or having direct contact with sunlight
- Having your skin in great shape before the peel is imperative
- Peeling is nothing more than exfoliation
- Using a skin brightener two weeks prior can help reduce your risk of post-procedure hyperpigmentation
- Ask your skin professional which peel is right for you
- Chemical peels are not just for your face
How much does a facial chemical peel cost?
The price varies from $150 per session and can go higher depending on the type of peel you’re getting. Most times, it is advised that you complete a total of three sessions to see relevant results. You should speak with your dermatologist about their prices. Even before you embark on this journey, make sure you talk with your dermatologist, examine your skin first for any potential impact before you proceed. I am not a dermatologist, so I can’t help you at all regarding this procedure.
So, what type of chemical peel did I do? I did the Glycolic acid. The level was medium. The process is straightforward and short. Before the acid was applied to my face, I washed my face at the doctor’s office. She used alcohol to clean my face after the wash and applied the acid. Immediately Dr. Yemi applied the acid to my face; I felt the burn (which is normal). The burn starts from a ten depending on the acid level that is being administered. Since I did a medium-level acid, the burn started from a seven and went down to zero about 10-15 minutes later. Once that was done, Dr. Yemi cleaned the residue from my face and applied sunscreen right away. The entire process took about 5-20 minutes.
After two to three days, my face will start to peel. Today is day two, and it has not started yet, but Dr. Yemi told me that there is a high possibility that my face might not peel after the first session. Many people experience that as well. If you follow me on Instagram, I will keep you informed about my process.
Dr. Yemi, who is from Luminox Health, did my peel. If you’re in the DMV area and interested in a facial chemical peel, contact her and say Morrinah (Rrinah) sent you. Dr. Yemi is terrific. She was very informative and made sure to educate me well before I proceeded with the process. Another benefit of using Dr. Yemi is that she is well knowledgeable about black skin types. I was in good hands with Dr. Yemi.
Overall, I did educate myself before I proceeded with the process. I did my research, and Dr. Yemi helped me fill in the gaps. Although I did like the peel, and I would benefit if I completed the entire three sessions, I have decided not to proceed with them. The reason being is that my face got lighter, and I saw a huge difference after the first session. For me, I achieved my goal with just one session, which was even skin tone. Maybe I might do more sessions in the future, but I have achieved my goal for now.
Okay, this brings us to the end of this very lengthy blog post. I hope I have provided you with all the information you need for your first chemical peel—best of luck.
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