✂ Chemical Peel for Acne & Scars: Before & After

✂ Chemical Peel for Acne & Scars: Before & After


Whoo! Chemical peel. Hi everybody it’s
Letitia from lookunderhere and I’m going to walk you guys through the
process of how I went through a chemical peel. Back story about me, is that I’ve
had acne since I was 12 years old and I still have acne now. I am still getting
breakouts to this day. I don’t have acne scars, which is when your skin is
actually indented. So this is my skin before. As you can see there’s
hyperpigmentation on mostly the cheeks and I used to have a lot of acne on my
forehead but now that I’ve aged it’s all moved down to my cheeks and really
around my jawline a lot. My dream one day is to be able to walk outside the door
and not feel the need to wear foundation. I’ve been to blitz facial bar before
where I received an IPL facial they were very very thorough with me and
explained the whole process of the differences and the steps towards taking
care of your skin so chemical peels sounds very scary. I really had no idea
what to expect I also didn’t know that there is different kinds of chemical
peels. So the peel that I got is a salicylic based peel with kojic and
glycolic acid it’s supposed to kill the P acne bacteria and control oil
secretions in the skin. You’re recommended to have a minimum of three peels, and it
could take up to a year before you fully see the benefits of all your sessions. I
believe that with scars that have indentation that’s when you have to go
into like laser Fraxel. I was more looking for something to speed up the
healing process of my skin. Upon first application the very first time I did it
it burned. It burned quite a lot and then you’re warned that you’re going to be hit
with a very strong smell. Good yeah, it tingles. It is a very strong smell. And so Sarah went through one pass over my skin. As the treatments go on they do more and more passes and then where I have more
concentrated acne scars she would kind of go over it with a brush a little more
and you could actually feel the difference between one and two passes it
starts to burn more. Within the first day I already
started seeing that my skin was like tightening a lot. Skin update all of my
old acne has gotten really dark it looks like I burnt it or cauterized it, um
especially around here it’s feeling very tight even though I moisturize it like
crazy. But over here it’s starting to rub off It’s so embarassing going out like this.
My skin is itchy! Look you can see there’s like a layer of
skin when I do this you can see that there’s like a thin
layer of skin waiting to come off. It’s different for everybody especially
because my skin was dehydrated you see much more of a peeling effect so you
could go through the same treatment but not have your skin shed as much. It was
a full week of peeling. It was very hard to wear makeup it was, not because
it was painful, it was very hard to wear makeup to cover up the peeling of
my skin. Look at this my skin is starting to flake like crazy. It looks
like I got sunburn on my face, and I went out, tried to put some makeup on to
cover this up, it’s impossible. How do you cover up flaking skin, and then when you
try and spot conceal it’s like it’s so crusty and dry that it shows
everything. Putting concealer or foundation just makes it worse. And then the second
treatment came around and by then I actually had already started feeling
less of a burn because your skin builds up a tolerance to it which is why people
can upgrade to a Jessner. I do these peels every two weeks and it lets your skin
have a chance to recuperate. By the third time that I was doing the treatment, I
already kind of felt like a pro. I did I think I did three passes with more
concentration on my skin Hello! You’re also not supposed to exfoliate
for at least a week when you’ve had your chemical peel. It’s so tempting because
you see so much dead skin and you want to take it off. So update so far I just
got out of the shower, this is after the third treatment. Now I’m getting used to
seeing this on my skin a lot. You see the peeling action happen. So the areas that
are more red like these, and this, it was an active acne it was something that
happened recently, and this one especially it was I thought that the
skin was peeling so of course I picked at it and because I did, what
happens is it reopens the wound. Obviously the skin is not ready to peel,
so now I have this big red mark on my face and yeah but this is progress after
the third one. By my fourth treatment I barely had any flaking left which is
great. I think it was an indicator that my skin was at its limit with its peel.
So I was done all of the sensi peel sessions it was also an indicator that
you know what’s left of this is just going to take a little bit of time. So
this is what my skin looks like now. I’m still getting active acne. In terms of
hyperpigmentation, what I had in the past has definitely faded so much faster. It
takes me two years at least two years to see some sort of fading into my
hyperpigmentation. No matter how much I exfoliate, and of course you can’t over
exfoliate at the same time you just have to be patient with it. So I’m going to
keep working on different treatments to help fade acne, safer but also faster. I
honestly have had a really good experience with my chemical peel.
I felt very well taken care of. Some takeaways and advice: a hundred percent
consult your dermatologist, wear sunscreen, drink a ton of water,
moisturize moisturize in moisturize just slather it on. Whatever
works for you. Some people need oils, some people need gels.
Also find a reputable place that is not going to burn your skin off. If you guys
have any requests for more skincare and acne related videos let me know in the
comments below. I’m in this with you guys to this day, I’m still struggling with
acne so I can take you along my acne journey and show you pictures because
I’ve been documenting the whole process. If you want more behind the scenes
things and exclusive content you can find me on social @lookunderhere I
hope you guys enjoyed this video and I will talk to you later bye!

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