Redefining a newer ‘You’ with Chemical Peeling

What is a chemical peel?
A Chemical peel is a chemical solution that is applied to improve the skin, especially of face, neck, and hands.

Who should apply peel?
After careful study and experiments, the chemical peel is applied to only that person who has the following concerns with his/her skin:-

  • Skin is damaged due to excessive sunlight exposure
  • Skin pigmentation and freckles
  • Needs treatment for acne, wrinkling, scarring, age spots, freckles etc.

However, anyone can have a Chemical Peel treatment for a fast rejuvenation of the skin.

Why should you have a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels have come out as a very effective solution in enhancing the look and texture of the skin. Dermatologists and renowned skin clinics offer chemical peel treatment to treat wrinkles, types of acne, lines under eyes and around the mouth, age spots, freckles, dark patches etc.

What are the different types of chemical peels?
Chemical peels are categorized into Superficial peels, Medium peels and Deep Peels depending on the extent of skin damage on the person. Some of the known chemicals in peeling solutions are alpha-hydroxy acids like lactic acid, glycolic acids etc., beta-hydroxy acids i.e. salicyclic acid, trichloroacetic acid and carbolic acid along with retinoids.

What is the procedure of chemical peel application?
First of all, chemical peeling is performed by specialists like qualified dermatologists. He/she will examine the requirements of skin concern and shall recommend the type of chemical peel as per the requirement.
In superficial peeling treatment, the solution is applied which might cause a smoldering sensation and doesn’t require anesthesia. This sensation is neutralized by either applying cool compresses or via fan-evaporation.
In deeper peels, anesthesia is mostly required. The process starts by uniformly applying acetone or alcohol over the marked area of the skin. Next, a peeling solution is applied for stipulated time duration and later, a neutralization solution is spread to cool the effects. The recovery period differs from patient to patient.

Must-read facts about chemical peels

It is important to inform your skin specialist about your history relating to skin i.e. allergies, scarring, cold sores etc.
Skin appearance is improved after the treatment in time as per the natural healing process of the skin
Usage of the type of chemical peel is determined based on the nature of skin concern and condition of the skin.
Period of recuperation is necessary in the chemical peels treatment
Dermatologists often suggest other destructive or cosmetic techniques along with chemical peel treatment to reduce skin damages depending on the need.

Follow safety measures as advised after the treatment to avoid potential side effects.