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dos and don’ts for post-peel care
Jordana Mattioli's post-peel guidelines for getting the most out of your treatment.
Chemical peels remain the most popular treatments among my clients, and for good reason: they are quick, easy, affordable, and provide immediate gratification! With a variety of acid types and strengths, chemical peels are an effective way to treat almost every skin issue from acne to photodamage by dissolving the proteins that hold together skin cells, accelerating cell turnover, and boosting collagen.
After your peel, what you do — and don't do — can dramatically enhance your results. Even though many peels don't have any visible downtime, you still want to treat your skin gently over the next few days. Here are my post-peel guidelines for getting the most out of your treatment.
Cleanse, Nourish, and Protect
Maintain Your Results
How many professional peels you do will vary depending on what we are treating. Generally, I'll recommend monthly sessions, anywhere between 2 to 6, until we solve the issue. Once your series is over, you can maintain your results by incorporating a gentler version of these acids at home with Dermalogica's Rapid Reveal Peel for weekly exfoliation. This formula comes in single, travel-friendly, pre-packaged doses — and there's no neutralizing or complicated applications. Just apply the peeling solution to cleansed skin, and after 3-7 minutes, give it a good rinse with cold water. Bonus, there is enough product to also treat your neck and chest.
Rapid Reveal Peel has a potent mix of clinically proven Alpha Hydroxy Acids in the form of Lactic Acid, Citric Acid and Phytic Acid — but also uses a fermented plant enzyme to increase cell turnover. Also in the mix are a unique blend of humectants to hydrate along with soothing ingredients to calm and nourish the skin, making it ideal for all skin colors and types.
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Licensed medical esthetician and sought-after beauty expert, Jordana Mattioli, has been tending to faces since 2001. Her high-tech facials use the latest anti-aging technologies, techniques and innovative products to create results-oriented treatments for each client. She performs a wide range of skin care treatments through private appointment in Manhattan within the dermatology practice of Complete Skin MD.