Skin Care Treatments | Camp Hill, PA
Chemical Peel | Harrisburg, PA
A medical-grade chemical peel is a mildly invasive procedure used to remove the upper layers of dry, damaged skin.
Over time our skin can experience laxity, hyperpigmentation, texture changes, dullness, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, and discolorations. A medical-grade chemical peel is a mildly invasive procedure used to remove the upper layers of dry, damaged skin. This allows for cell proliferation which will fade brown spots and melasma, minimize pore size, decrease acne, and give your collagen production a boost, which results in a more youthful glow. Ask us the benefits of derma planning prior to your peel!
Chemical Peel Pre-treatment
- Make sure to inform your provider if you have an allergy to Aspirin or Phenol, as certain peels are contraindicated for these allergies.
- Sun exposure and/or usage of a tanning bed, including self-tanning products must be avoided for 1 week prior.
- Avoid Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin® (Adapalene 0.1%), Tazorac®, any Retinol products, or lightening products 7-10 days prior to treatment.
- Alert your provider if you have taken any new prescriptions (specifically antibiotics) and/or acne medication in the last 6-9 months.
- Arrive to appointment with clean skin.
Chemical Peel Post-treatment Guidelines
- Avoid sun exposure and/or use of tanning bed, including self-tanning products for 2 weeks after the treatment. Sun exposure within 2 weeks after treatment (natural sunlight or artificial tanning booth) may result in hypopigmentation (white spots) or hyperpigmentation (dark spots) that may not clear for several months or may even be permanent.
- Plan NOT to exercise vigorously for the next 3-4 days after treatment. Avoid excessive perspiration, as sweating may induce itching, water blisters and excessive internal warming which can induce post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (Includes no hot tubs, saunas, or steam rooms).
- Do NOT wash your skin till the morning after procedure.
- Expect to begin flaking or peeling for approximately 2-7 days. Continue to moisturize the treated area for the duration of the peeling process. DO NOT pick or peel at loose skin. Picking or scrubbing at the skin in an attempt to speed the sloughing process can lead to pigment irregularities including scarring of the skin.
- DO NOT worry if you don’t peel at all! Sometimes effective peels on skin in good condition will not go through the peeling process; the skin may only look rosy and have a glow after treatment.
- Wash the treated area gently twice a day with a gentle cleanser (tepid water only), apply a healing and soothing moisturizer as often as needed, and wear sunscreen SPF 30+ daily.
Book your Chemical Peel at our Camp Hill Med Spa location. We also offer Botox, Dermal Fillers and Injections, and more for Hershey, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and Mechanicsburg residents.