Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin, and scars, usually on the face. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures, and they can be done at different depths, from light to deep. Deeper chemical peels offer more dramatic results, but also take longer to recover. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of your skin in a variety of ways. When a chemical solution is applied to the skin, it causes a blister to form and eventually detach.
The new skin that is revealed is usually softer and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can reduce acne breakouts by unclogging pores and improve the appearance of scars caused by acne. Reducing scarring may require a deeper peel, but reducing acne breakouts generally requires a lighter exfoliation. Chemicals remain in the pores after treatment, providing additional benefit. Chemical peels can also minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as eliminate minor scars.
If you have deep wrinkles or a lot of scars, you may need a medium or deep peel. Those with just a few fine lines can generally get away with a lighter exfoliation. A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that removes the top layer of the skin. This can help minimize wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. It can also help skin disorders such as acne and rosacea. One of the reasons many people request a deep chemical peel is to have smoother looking skin.
Chemical peels also improve skin tone and texture. Unlike other peels, which may require more than one treatment, a single deep chemical peel often provides results after one session. A dermatologist will recommend the most appropriate chemical peel based on the person's concerns and skin type. You'll need to avoid the sun for several months after a chemical peel, as your new skin will be fragile. Since we are all different, you may experience different benefits from chemical peeling.
This is especially important for people of color, whose skin may be more prone to the side effects of chemical peels. A chemical peel is a restorative cosmetic procedure that can help reduce signs of aging on the face. If you're looking for a skin care treatment that leaves your skin silky smooth, try a chemical peel. Some chemicals in peels cause the skin to develop a white coating, which the dermatologist may call “icing” during this procedure. Chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, causing the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. With more than 1.38 million procedures requested each year, chemical peels rank third behind Botox and soft tissue fillers. During a light peel, a cotton ball, gauze or brush will be used to apply a chemical solution such as salicylic acid to the area being treated.
Some skin types are more likely to develop a temporary or permanent skin color change after a chemical peel. A good chemical peel has the power to completely transform your face, restoring years you thought you had lost forever and softening sun-damaged skin. However, chemical peels can have more serious risks and dangerous side effects that can be permanent.