Skin Peel

Skin Peel

We all face some problems on our skin i.e. blemishes, zits, acne, uneven pigmentation, pimples, wrinkles, and fine lines. These problems are very normal to teens and adults. However, there are medical processes that would help in warding off these problems i.e. chemical facial peel.

What is Chemical Peel

It is one of the less offensive facial skin peels that smoothens the overall texture and appearance of the skin in which the peeling components cause the skin to blister and peel off upon contact. 

Chemical facial peel is a therapy conducted by a dermatologist. During this process chemical solutions are applied in the facial skin, in order to discard the top skin layer where the problem is apparently visible. When the top layer is taken off a new skin will be visible. The new skin is now free off the problems which have been experience d earlier. Also, chemical facial peeling is supposed to deliver fast results.

Depending on the kind of peels being applied, the recuperation duration can stretch from three days for a light peel up to two months in case a deep chemical peel is applied. The results often reveal a fresh layer of glowing and younger skin. In addition, the treatment is also useful in diminishing the appearance of acne scarring, deep wrinkles, age blemishes or skin discoloration.

How Does The Procedure Works? 

Chemical peels are generally performed in a dermatologist clinic even though there are at-home therapy kits available in the market. With professional treatment, the kind of peeling components used is ascertained by the dermatologist keeping in view the type of skin damage incurred. 

Prior to the treatment, the dermatologist will cleanse the skin with antiseptic agent to remove any excess oils or dirt from the skin. The dermatologist will then administer the peeling components on the treated portion and enable the chemicals to work on the skin. Upon application, you may feel mild tingling or burning sensation to the skin which may persist for five to fifteen minutes, depending on the kind of peeling agents used.

Finally, the chemicals are washed off with water after a time period of 30 minutes to an hour. The dermatologist will suggest you some skin care instructions along with some skin ointments to safe guard the treated area.

Types of Chemical Facial Peel

Chemical facial peels are of four types - acne chemical peel, light chemical peel, medium chemical peel and deep chemical peel.

Acne Chemical Peel

Acne chemical peel is identical to that of light chemical peel. It uses a low power of alpha hydroxy acid for diminishing acne, blemishes and scars. The solution facilitated can also be used with facial cleanser to get the results. It can also be used as a part of a daily routine in skin care.

Light Chemical Peel

In light chemical peel the dermatologist uses a certain therapy that is based on the type of skin in order to obtain expected results. This is generally used to cure light wrinkling of the skin, dryness of specific portion of the skin, unusual pigmentation and slight acne. The solution leveraged in light chemical peels is alpha hydroxy acid.

Medium Chemical Peel

Trichloroacetic acid is used in Medium chemical peel. Trichloroacetic acid is very strong and effective in treating sporadic blemishes, thin surface wrinkles, and pigmentation. Identical to light chemical peeling this also delivers the results faster than a deeper peel. This procedure is usually selected by peoples with dark complexion.

Deep Chemical Peel

A deep chemical peel is the most powerful of all three peels. The solution used in this procedure is phenol acid. This is used to get rid of coarse wrinkles and age spots. This is also facilitated to discard pre-cancerous growth on the skin. This procedure is much lengthy than other chemical peeling therapies and also requires the longest recuperating and healing time among the three. Phenol acid is only utilized for facial peels as deep facial peels may lead to permanent lightening of the skin. Therefore, people who aspire to undergo this treatment must first get the advice of a dermatologist.

Chemical facial peels offer fast and effective results. However, it is always advised that before going through these procedures you must first take suggestion of your dermatologist in order to know all the ins and outs of this procedure.

What to Expect After the Procedure? 

Post treatment you may experience slight skin stinging or redness. These side effects are common and are expected to simmer down in a few days time. After this a skin crust will generate before they will peel off naturally to show the new skin. It is therefore, recommended that you should not scratch the skin during the recuperation period. In addition, you should apply a sun-block lotion and don’t get in direct contact with sun rays as your new skin may incur skin infection or damages.

Facial chemical peel is not advisable to everyone and peoples with darker complexion should not opt for deep chemical peel. It may not be the right treatment for you.