I was given a waiver to sign saying sometimes things go wrong, etc, etc. Once signed, I was taken into a small room to get the process started. The lady told me everything she was going to do, how long she would leave the masks on, what to expect, etc, etc. First, she cleansed my skin ( I didn't wear a ton of makeup this time), then she put on a clay mask for 5 minutes, to extract the impurities. After that, she put on the chemical peel. She told me some people find it painful or extremely uncomfortable, while others don't feel anything. I didn't feel much, just a bit of tingling in my forehead. The mask only stays on for 2 minutes, so it wasn't a big deal. She gave a me a little hand massage while we waited the 2 minutes out. She took off the mask, moisturized the heck out of my face, gave me a little head massage, and it was all over- in about 45 mins!
My face was a little red afterwards- mostly around my nose. But it wasn't anything to extreme. I was told I should come back in two weeks for another one, and that ideally I should get 6 done to see the most results. At $180 a pop, I'm not sure how many I will be getting done, even though I'd love to get it done on a regular basis. I always say being proactive is key!
I was a little nervous my face would turn out like Samantha when she got her first chemical peel. Luckily, it was nothing like that! I will keep you posted if I decide to go back for another one.
Samantha, from Sex and the City