There’s nothing like a big social event to motivate people to look their best. A chemical peel is one of our procedures that is typically used for rejuvenating the skin by removing old, dead skin and tightening the pores. But how close to your event should you plan this procedure for the best possible look?
Too Soon Is a Thing
Most dermatologists won’t recommend a cosmetic procedure two days before a big event. So many people have even made the mistake of getting facials on the day of their event without thinking of the downtime their skin may need. You shouldn’t get anything done too close to your event date, but you can plan out a healthy skin schedule with our office during a consultation. With plenty of time in advance, we can work out a treatment or two that will benefit your skin greatly to provide you with a beautiful glow come time for the event.
What is a Chemical Peel?
This skin resurfacing technique was developed to help get rid of acne damage left behind in the wake of a bad breakout and to help old skin shed to reveal newer, healthier skin underneath. You will need a few days to allow your newly surfaced skin a chance to acclimate to its new environment.
Chemical Peel After Care
Depending on the peel you get, you may find that your skin is peeling in the few days following. There are two important things to note about this. The first is, don’t freak out! This is a completely normal part of the process and should be recognized as old, already dead skin, finally giving way to the healthier skin underneath. The second is, do not pick at this. Let it happen naturally so your skin will have the best chance to heal on its own. This process is also part of the reason we mainly recommend giving yourself at least a week’s advance on a treatment.
So, while we do encourage taking a big event as the well-deserved opportunity to get your skin into its best possible shape, we want to make sure you are giving yourself and your skin plenty of time in advance to get used to the new treatment process. Especially if this is your first time trying out a new procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about our treatment options and working out a good time for treatment prior to a big event, schedule your free first consultation with one of our Philadelphia offices today.