There are numerous types of depigmentation peels on the market. After you speak with your esthetician, they will decide which one is right for you. Often, you will start with the peel that has the lowest number of peeling agents in it. The reason for this, is your esthetician wants to test your skins sensitivity level. If you are giving a strong peel as your first peel, your skin may react poorly, and you could end up in excessive unnecessary pain. Here are the most common types of peels you can talk to your esthetician about:
These are the days when you will see the highest level of skin changes. The peel has fully absorbed into your skin and is doing its job of causing your skin to peel. If you have a job where you have to wear a mask, expect to see higher rates of peeling due to the heat from under your mask. This is not a bad thing; it just means you’re peeling more! The peeling is often heavy, but it is not in thick layers. It usually looks like you simply have dry skin and need to moisturize, don’t be alarmed.
During these days (and often up to 1 week) you will be provided with a specific after-care, skin care routine. Your esthetician will provide you with a face wash, serum, sunscreen, and two moisturizers. They are designed specifically for skin use after a peel.
Depigmentation peels do not cause any permanent, unsafe changes to your skin. They only fix the parts of your skin that you do not like – such as uneven pigmentation. They are not dangerous, and they do not cause your skin to peel off like a face mask! These peels are actually beneficial for your skin as it can force your skin to renew and make you feel like a whole new person.