It didn't seem too bad.
Chemical peels are great for skin rejuvenation, which I deeply needed! Basically, it involves the solution being introduced to the skin, removing the damaged skin and revealing new and fresh collagen-rich layer. Depending on the type of peel you go for, be it more intensive or less intensive, your downtime will differ. When I entered the surgery Dr Tan, was very helpful and friendly on explaining the types of peel I could go for. After our consultation, I opted for the Milk peel. Which was the less intensive option I could go for. The benefits were, it offered less downtime, so I would only have to be make up free for 12 hours, it offered no peeling. Caused less risk such as de-pigmentation and possible keloid scarring. The only downside is that it's mainly for rejuvenation, so if you are looking for something more intense and have more time for your skin to peel, this one is NOT for you. However, since my skin isn't "bad", I decided to play it safe.
In a nutshell the Milk peel leads to:
- Restores a radiant complexion
- Contributes to skin turnover
- Improves the appearance of oily skin and dilated pores
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Evens skin tone
- Boosts the action of daily cosmetics
So what exactly happened:
- My skin was be cleansed
- My hair was safely tied back, to avoid it being a distraction in the treatment
- My nose, lips and delicate areas will be protected by vaseline
- The solution was applied, and I experienced a tingling, mild burning sensation
- A fan was introduced to reduce the discomfort, and I loved Dr Tan at that time, because it was slightly uncomfortable
- A neutralisation solution when therapy finishes
So what do I think:
After the procedure, Dr Tan gave me some aftercare advice. He told me I should avoid alcohol and make up for at last 12 hours after the procedure. My skin was radiant after a day, but as the website recommends, you should have 3-5 treatments to see a massive difference. Tp be honest, my skin wasn't bad to begin with, so I would definitely try a slightly intenser peel to get rid of my acne scars. But I was happy with the results. One thing I will mention, I saw a bit of flaking around my nose about a week later. Overall, I am happy with the results, but I think I'd need to go back for a few more treatments to see a total difference of my complexion, and perhaps a slighter intensive treatment. What about you, would you ever try a chemical peel?