If you’re looking for a chemical peel treatment in Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam, consider the experienced professionals at Halcyon Cosmetic. We offer personalized and professional medical-grade chemical peels to maintain your skin’s radiance and day-to-day health. By exfoliating and stimulating the skin, we can:
A chemical peel is the application of topical acids, such as glycolic and lactic acids, to the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells and prompt the skin to naturally repair itself to reveal newer, brighter skin Our chemical peels are customized depending on skin type and desired outcomes. Our skincare professionals may further customize your procedure with homecare products to pre-condition the skin or as a post treatment care to maximize results.
The chemical peel solution effectively dissolves the bonds between skin cells to reveal smoother, healthier skin.
Once the solution is applied to your skin, you may feel a tingling sensation. This mild discomfort subsides at the end of the treatment when the solution is neutralized. A peel may also result in some degree of redness depending on the strength of the solution. Skin that has become accustomed to the use of chemical peels will tolerate stronger formulations.
How frequently you should get a chemical peel will vary on your individual treatment plan and concentration of the peel, although in general chemical peels are done as a series of 3-6 treatments. During the series of treatments your skin may become more photosensitive and it is essential that a broad spectrum sunscreen is applied daily and diligently.
Most of us believe that concentration of a chemical peel determines its strength, but it is actually the pH and molecule size of the formulation that matters. The chemical acids are broken down by the PH of the formulation and the size of the molecule itself so the lower the pH, the stronger the acid is.At this time Canada has strict regulations on the concentration and pH level of chemical peels. SkinCeuticals offers a chemical peel that is Health Canada approved and offers superior results.
Immediately after a chemical peel, skin becomes more photosensitive. It is imperative that a broad spectrum sunscreen is applied daily post treatment, reapplied often, and that sun exposure is avoided or kept to a minimum.