When considering skincare treatments, the words “chemical” and “peel” often bring a fearful image of what your face may look like after treatment. Anyone who was a fan of Sex and the City remembers the episode where Samantha decides to try a chemical peel and ends up completely embarrassed by her red, painful and burnt looking skin for Carrie’s party.
Fortunately, what you see on TV is not always true, and that is the case when it comes to chemical peels. When done by a qualified professional, they can actually be one of the best treatments and saviors for your skin, and can be mild enough to not fear showing your face right after. Intensity can range from light to deep, so the type of peel you and your practitioner choose will determine how much you peel and any downtime that needs to occur. The amount of skin that peels off will depend on the intensity of the treatment, but most peels are mild enough that you don’t have to worry about wearing a black veil to hide your face from society. Or going into hiding for weeks.