Chemical Peel

Chemical Peeling

When we become older, dead skin cells do not slough off that easily anymore, without peeling the skin to appear tedious. There are Light, medium and deep chemical peels who are a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Specialists are using chemical peels to remove the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. When you improve the consistency of color and texture in your skin it creates a young look and restores a healthy, luminous and ecstatic appearance.

When should you consider Chemical Peels?

  • If you have wrinkles or sun-damaged skin.
  • If you have skin discolorations, blotchiness or brown spots.
  • If you have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven.
  • If you have certain precancerous skin growths.

Conditions that can be treated with chemical peels are:

  • Acne scars
  • Aging skin
  • Crow’s feet
  • Scars
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Fewer lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin discoloration.
  • Brighter complexion.
  • Smoother skin.

There are different types of peeling;

  • Superficial peel: The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.
  • Medium peel: The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration.
  • Deep peel: The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars.

Superficial chemical peels are a minor procedure and no special arrangements are needed. But you may need painkillers, sedation, local anesthetic or even a general anesthetic for deeper peels.

First the face is thoroughly washed to remove surface oil. The peeling agent is then applied for several minutes. It stings – how badly and for how long depends on the chemical, its concentration, whether you’ve had pre-treatment with aspirin, and individual factors. A fan can help. The peel is then neutralized, and the burning sensation lessens.

Individual treatments may include peels with several agents on the same occasion, with the aim of improving results and reducing risks. Antibiotics and oral antiviral agents may be recommended after deeper peels.