During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation.
Most people don’t really peel too much after a Chemical Peel (light peeling). Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible when healing. Avoid excessive exercise for 24-48 hours post-treatment as well.
- Five to seven days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, Differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide.
- Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.
Recovering from a Fractora session depends upon the aggressiveness of the settings and treatment.
For mild settings, the recovery is quick – most patients resume normal activities immediately. But for more vigorous Fractora settings for more problematic skin, a week of downtime may be needed.
Noticeable results can typically be seen after 2 weeks, although some clients are able to see visible results immediately. Over the following three months, improvements in the results can be seen.
Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the ageing process.
No. It is completely non-invasive and painless. You may feel the warmth on your skin from the LED light panels, but most patients say this is a soothing feeling. Many people enjoy the quiet, peaceful time under the lights.
Light therapy treatments can be done on a weekly basis, as clients are not exposed to harmful UVA or UVB rays. How many treatments you need will depend on the condition of your skin. Generally best results are achieved over an 8 – 12-week period.
Yes. Lightstim LED therapy works on all skin types and is suitable for both men and women. If you’d like to learn more about therapies that work for your skin type, contact Distill Laser Clinic to make an appointment for a free consultation.