Can You Do High Frequency After a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are one of many skin rejuvenation treatments that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to make you look younger and more vibrant. Following a chemical peel, your skin will be highly sensitive and must be properly cared for to avoid compromising the results of your treatment. You will also need to avoid certain skincare products and facial treatments until your skin has fully healed.
High-frequency skin treatments are usually available from the same skincare specialists who do chemical peels. Find out more about how high frequency works, and when you should have this treatment if you recently received a chemical peel.
What Are High-Frequency Facial Treatments?
High-frequency is usually performed as a skin-healing treatment after waxing to reduce redness and eliminate any bacteria on the surface of the skin that was dislodged during waxing. This treatment can also improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of acne and hyperpigmentation.
High-frequency treatments are performed using a high-frequency machine, which has an electrode through which an electrical current passes and warms the layers of tissue under your skin. This stimulates an antibacterial reaction that promotes the clearing of toxins from the skin, and that heals skin cells to increase collagen and elastin production. High-frequency treatments often result in softer skin due to the way they can dislodge debris from clogged pores.
Can I Receive High-Frequency Treatment after a Chemical Peel?
Some people may want high-frequency treatment after a chemical peel to further enhance the appearance of their skin and reduce signs of aging. However, high frequency should not be performed for at least one to two weeks after a chemical peel.
Chemical peels are skin exfoliation treatments that stimulate the skin’s natural healing abilities to promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells and younger-looking skin. Chemical peels involve the use of acids such as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) to remove old and damaged skin cells. Exposing your skin to high frequency after it has been exposed to AHA and BHA can dry out your skin and cause extensive damage, especially given how your skin will often be extremely sensitive following a chemical peel.
What Other Treatments Should I Avoid after Having a Chemical Peel?
Most skin rejuvenation treatments are safe to have after a chemical peel as long as they occur one to two weeks later. Waxing on any facial area can be performed one week after a chemical peel, though threading and tweezing may be performed sooner. Hydrafacials and microblading can be performed two weeks after a chemical peel.
Our doctors and aestheticians will give you detailed instructions about what you can and cannot do to your skin following a chemical peel during your appointment.
Can I Combine Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments with a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel can be safely combined with other types of skin rejuvenation treatments, including microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion involves the use of tiny needles to perforate or remove the damaged top layers of your skin. Like chemical peels, microdermabrasion destroys small amounts of your skin to stimulate its natural healing process and promote the growth of newer, healthier skin cells. Microdermabrasion has the ability to treat hyperpigmentation, acne, light scarring, enlarged pores, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peels may also be combined with Botox and dermal fillers. Botox injections may be able to further reduce the appearance of wrinkles after a chemical peel to make them even less noticeable. Dermal fillers may be used to plump the skin and add volume to areas that are sagging or drooping on behalf of low collagen and elastin.
If you want to combine a chemical peel with one or more other skin rejuvenation treatments to benefit from maximum anti-aging effects, we can evaluate your skin and recommend the best services. We offer a wide range of chemical peels with different ingredients and benefits based on what you hope to accomplish with treatment. There may be instances where we recommend spacing chemical peels one to two weeks apart from all other treatments.
Where to Find a Chemical Peel Service in Arizona
At EnteBella Medical, we offer several chemical peels for those who want to rejuvenate their appearances and achieve smoother younger-looking skin. Our clinic is located in Phoenix, AZ. Call us today at 480-725-0765 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to schedule a consultation and learn more about our many skin rejuvenation services.