Because of the possibility of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or dark spotting after irritation or injury, many women with darker skin tones are concerned about peels. However, in the hands of a well-trained aesthetician, facial peels can successfully be administered with pleasing results.
1. Is your skin in good condition for a peel? You may need some pre-peel preparation before the peel. Your aesthetician should analyze your skin under magnification, as well as medical history, diet, medications, lifestyle factors and skin care products used. The protective surface of your skin may need some repairing, and some lifestyle factors addressed before proceeding with a peel.
2. The peel may need to be adjusted depending on your history of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Your aesthetician will determine the strength and type of peel to be used.
3. Aftercare - darker skin tones must wear sunscreen after peels. Your aesthetician may also recommend proper home care products to calm and protect the skin. After a peel, anything that produces heat should be avoided, such as saunas, workouts, etc.
Talk with me about your skin care concerns, and how peels can benefit your skin.
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