8 days ago I had a hydro-dermabrasion treatment with a PCA power peel containing I believe the following ingredients:
Post treatment I had typical side effects (minor peeling, drying, etc.) but by the 5th day my skin was no longer peeling. I went back yesterday for a follow up visit and my aesthetician said everything was looking good and we scheduled my next treatment for 2 weeks from now.
I am a 23 year old female doing these treatments because my skin has in the past 3 months been breaking out more than it ever has and I was told a hydro/micro-dermabrasion treatment would help. I do not by any means have chronic acne, but because I am not used to my skin breaking out much at all I am very sensitive about its appearance.
I realize it will take at least 3-6 treatments to get the results I am looking for, but I thought it was worth a try.
After 1 treatment 8 days ago:
pro: cleared up prior large breakouts
con: still got smaller new breakoutsStupidly, I went tanning today (8 days after my first and only treatment) before researching online about NOT tanning after chemical peels, and I'm wondering exactly how bad tanning today was? I am not burned and my face is not even pink, but mostly I am concerned about any negative effects it might have on scarring or discoloration? Obviously I won't be going tanning again, but could anyone tell me how detrimental my tanning decision today could possibly be? Is there anything I can do to counteract any possible effects tanning today had? Lastly, IS there a "safe" way to maintain a tan while doing treatments, or is it pretty much a no go? Is spray tanning safe or does that have negative side effects as well? Thank you for your help and consideration.