What is a chemical peel?
It is a technique that is being used to improve and smoothening the texture of the skin. Mostly the facial skin is treated and also the scarring can be improved. These are basically intended to remove the outermost layer of skin.
How are chemical peels performed?
It is usually performed in a doctor’s office. At the start of the process the skin is first cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils from the face, and the hairs and eyes are protected. Then the doctor uses some chemicals such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, carbolic acid to a small area of your skin that will help create a controlled wound letting new skin to take its place.
What precautions can be taken to avoid side effects?
After your treatment is completed your dermatologist will give you all the post-operative instructions that are strongly advised to follow -
What kind of result do you expect from your chemical peels treatment?
Results for this treatment will vary from person to person. Each person will have their own unique experience with each peel. The outcome for this treatment will usually vary on the type of peels you have used.
If it’s a superficial peel then you will experience slight reduce in the signs of aging and skin damage, the results will be minimal unless it is used in proper cycles or on a constant basis. It is the safest approach to take for this treatment and you will feel some difference even after a single treatment.
If medium peels are used it is much effective in reducing signs of sunburn and fine wrinkles. But it also has a longer downtime than superficial peel.
If a deep peel is used it helps in tightening the skin, eliminates the wrinkles, and the affects are literally dramatic. In this, you cannot repeat the peels again for a long time. It has the longest downtime of 2-6 weeks.