Why do I need a "pre-treatment" before a skin peel and what is the importance of after care with my skin peels at the salon? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about peel treatments.
When trying to deliver results for clients, it can be easy to overlook pre and post-treatments, making the peel or resurfacing treatment the star of the show. Pre- and post-treatments absolutely impact results, however, and should be a part of every peel.
Why? Think of it like an artist. Before they begin a painting, they prime the canvas, and once they’ve finished they seal it to preserve their masterpiece. The skin, much like a canvas, needs to be primed to stimulate the rejuvenation process and prepare the skin for what is to come. Following the peel or any resurfacing treatment, the skin needs to be rebuilt and brought back to optimal health with proper care.
MAXIMIZING THE PRE-TREATMENT
Pre-treatment will vary based on the skin type and the goal of the treatment. This is an opportunity to create a truly custom treatment based on your client’s skin care needs and desired results. The following are a few pre-treatment ideas based on skin challenge:
REPAIR AND REBUILD WITH POST-CAREAs I mentioned, when performing peels, you are creating an injury to the skin that disrupts the protective barrier resulting in a wound. Supporting the skin through the trauma will ensure proper healing and reduce the probability of complications. I should note too, a peel should never be performed if you are not prepared to treat the complications of that peel. Common post-peel complications include:
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