If you've chosen a spa that uses modern, multi-acid and omni-benefit formulas, then this is what you can expect during your treatment:
questions from your esthetician: Don't be alarmed if your esthetician is asking questions continuously. In fact, that means they're doing their job correctly! There are signs of peel irritation that aren't always visible to the naked eye, so it's important for your esthetician to inquire about them while they're performing the treatment. Don't hesitate to speak up about how your skin feels throughout the treatment. Your esthetician will know which sensations are normal and how to handle those that aren't.
"I always encourage my clients to be comfortable with communication during peels. That is how I can better evaluate if they are experiencing any discomfort with their treatment and what their long term skin care goals are. Communication is key!" – Murphy
tingling or itching: These two sensations are completely normal, especially for those receiving their first chemical peel. However, if you are experiencing anything beyond slight tingling or itching, let your esthetician know immediately.
"A little bit of stimulation is completely normal, just means that the product is working. However, if you're starting to feel uncomfortable, speak up!" – Murphy
temperature change: Some describe their skin as feeling cold after the peel has been applied, while others experience a warming sensation. Both temperature changes are normal as long as they aren't painful or extreme.
"Clients will also be feeling a lot of coolness, which can surprise them, due to using cool water to remove and neutralize the peel and not hot towels that would overstimulate the skin." – Holt
tightness: The activated coconut charcoal in the Ultra-Detox Chemical Peel stimulates microcirculation and draws out impurities to detoxify the skin. While these are all great benefits, that ingredient can also cause the skin to feel taught. Again, as long as the sensation isn't extreme, this is normal.
"The tightness sensation can actually feel refreshing!" – Holt
no abnormal sensations: Bioelements formula is so gentle that those with resistive or tolerant skin might not experience any abnormal sensations at all. Don't worry if you don't feel anything- your peel is still working!
During a Bioelements chemical peel, our esthetician will gently glide their brush across your face the whole time to minimize any itching or sensation you may experience.