Is doing chemical peels between IPL sessions a standard procedure?
The place I am going for photo facials suggests I do a chemical peel between IPL sessions. The Melbourne skin clinic I am going to suggests packages of chemical peels and photo facials. They started me with a microdermabrasion, then a photo facial, then 2 weeks later a chemical peel and 2 weeks after that another photo facial. I am not sure of the results I am seeing yet and wanted to know if this was a normal course to get best results?
Are you being treated for a specific condition, or do you have a specific goal in mind? Chemical peels tend to treat the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and cause some form of resurfacing depending on the type of peel used, whilst an IPL photo-facial can treat a variety of depths in the skin depending on the skin concern and setting used. Results can be slow as you are trying to exert change within the skin and it can take multiple treatments to notice a difference. The best way to keep track of your skins progress is to have the clinic take before and after photos and if they haven’t done so, request them to or take some yourself. Homecare is also crucial when undergoing chemical peels and IPL. Discuss this with your skin professional if you have any concerns.