Chemical peels are one of the best treatments you can go for if you need smooth soft and supple skin. It helps with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and discoloration. Chemical peels are now all over the world and in your mind also but are you sure you know enough about chemical peels?
Here in this blog, we have covered:
What is a chemical peel?
How is chemical peel done?
Types of chemical peel
Before chemical peel
After a chemical peel
Myths about chemical peel
Chemical peels are the treatment that induces topically applying of non-harmful acid substances. Chemical peels exfoliate the skin and make look smoother, lighter, and flawless. This treatment is done for several skin problems such as acne-prone skin, fine lines, and photo damaged (brown spots or discoloration of the skin). This process can be done alone or with a combination of other cosmetic treatments.
In the chemical peel procedure, the chemical solution is applied to the skin which helps to remove the top layer of your skin. The chemical peel procedure starts with cleansing and preparing your skin after the product (chemical solution) will be applied to the skin. After the application of the product, it will be set for a varying amount of time depending on the requirement.
During the treatment, you might feel a tingling sensation in your skin, and after it is done your doctor will apply the neutralizing solution.
A light peel is also known as a superficial chemical peel that removes the outer layer of the skin basically the epidermis. Light chemical peels penetrate minimally and exfoliate gently to your skin. It is best for minor discoloration, uneven skin tone, and acne. After this treatment, you might have peeling for two to three weeks.
Alpha – Hydroxy, lactic, mandalic, or any other low-strength chemical solutions are used.
A medium depth chemical peel exfoliates your skin and removes cells from the top layer (epidermis) and from the upper part of the middle layer (dermis) of the skin. In this process, chemical peel penetrates deeply to the middle layer of skin and targets the damaged cells.
Medium depth chemical peel is the best treatment for scars, wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. This process might have to repeat to achieve/maintain desirable results.
A high percentage of glycolic acid, trichloroacetic, or Jessner can be used.
A deep chemical peel exfoliates your skin and removes cells from the deep layer of your skin. The chemical solution penetrates very deeply to the middle layer (dermis) of your skin and targets the damaged cells.
A deep chemical peel is recommended for deep wrinkles, severe scars, and extreme skin discoloration.
A higher percentage of trichloroacetic or phenol acid is used.
Notice: Do not try to use any of the high concentrate chemical peeling solutions by yourself at your home without taking permission Dermatologist. Chemical peeling treatment requires a highly trained and educate medical staff so say no to trying at home.
Before chemical peel treatment doctor will analyze your skin. They will clean your face, protect your hair and make you wear goggles or cover your eyes with gaze tape to protect your eyes.
In the case of medium and deep peel procedures, they will give you a numbing treatment 15 to 30 min before the procedure.
After chemical peel treatment, your skin might turn red and feels tight, irritated, or swollen. After treatment you might feel stinging and also your skin will start peeling itself. It may take several days or weeks for your skin to get completely peeled.
You strictly have to follow your dermatologists’ directions such as cleansing, wearing sun protection, moisturizing, and applying protective ointments on your skin.
You also have to avoid scratching or picking your skin. It may take a few weeks before your skin color return back to normal and to see the visible results of the peel.
Results and types of treatment completely depend on your skin type and skin issues.
There are so many myths are roaming around about chemical peels so let just clear out the myths and know about the fact.
Myth-1: Chemical peel treatment should be done only in winters.
Truth: you shouldn’t be waiting for any season to come. You can get chemical peel treatment done in any season.
Myth-2: Chemical peel treatment makes skin thin.
Truth: No, chemical peels are safe and they aren’t going to make your skin thin. It will be going to exfoliate your skin. In fact, it will make your skin look more refreshed.
Myth-3: Chemical peel treatment makes the skin sensitive.
Truth: No, it will not! In fact, chemical peel helps in replenishing your skin and improving your cell turnover.
Myth-4: Chemical peel treatment only works if there is shedding.
Truth: There are various types of peels and not all peels cause a lot of shedding but they work effectively.
Myth-5: Chemical Peels exacerbate acne.
Truth: For some time you might notice increasing in acne but these acne eruptions are under the skin because over time your skin has been shredded. They will go down within two weeks. Also over the period, your skin will get more smooth and supple.
Myth-6: Peels at clinic and home-based are the same.
Truth: Big No! Clinical chemical peels are done under expert observation and in a controlled amount and according to your skin requirements. Also, they are not the same as you used at home and we don’t encourage you to use them at home.
Chemical peels are one of the best treatments for your skin. It will make your skin looks smooth, refreshed, and clear. Also, chemical peels are one of the safest treatments you can have.
Make sure to choose the best clinic for chemical treatment because to deal with this kind of treatment we need highly trained professionals because one wrong option can damage your skin. So firstly do the homework about clinics and doctors before choosing them.
Again Notice: Don’t try to do clinical chemical peel treatment at home it is better and safe to consult a good dermatologist.
After reading this blog, thinking of booking an appointment for chemical peel treatment? Before you decide to book your appointment I would like you to check the Elegance Skin and Cosmetic clinic website.
Even you can book your appointment for a chemical peel treatment at elegance skin and Cosmetic Clinic Ahemdabad. It is one of the safest places to get chemical peel treatment. So book your consultation now!