Chemical peels? Are you wondering what it could be?
Chemical Peels provide significant benefits by helping smooth rough, dry skin, improve the texture of sun damaged skin, superficial acne scars, minimizing fine lines and softening deep wrinkles.
Chemical peels are intended not just for cosmetic but for therapeutic purposes such as melasma (dark pigmentation on the face during pregnancy) and precancerous conditions such as keratoses. A series of peels is usually required to obtain the best results performed at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks. The strength of the initial peel is often milder and gradually increases with subsequent chemical peel treatments. For the first few days you will notice redness followed by scaling and flaking. Sun avoidance is a must during the peeling process and sunscreen with an SPF 30 should be worn one to two weeks following the peel.
Chemical peels usually begin with cleansing of the skin then the chemical is applied which penetrates the dead skin cells and stimulates regeneration. Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels.
If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated.
For issues like skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles chemical peels may not be as effective. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler like collagen or fat.
I always inform my clients, Like with all chemical peels, acid peels take time to work. People tend to expect their skin to show drastic improvements right after they get a peel done, but these improvements don’t happen the next day. And just because your skin doesn’t look any different immediately after you get a peel, it doesn’t mean the peel didn’t work. Your skin continues to get better in the days following the peel.
I hope you enjoyed this post and are thinking about doing a chemical peel 😉
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