“Chemical peeling uses a chemical solution to improve the skin’s appearance. It can reduce or eliminate fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, remove precancerous skin growths, and soften acne or treat scars caused by acne. The procedure can also treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and scarring, as well as skin blemishes common with age and heredity”. This is a definition that is published by a medical center of Rochester University.
The protocol is to apply a chemical solution to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Also, this is to create an injury of a particular skin depth with the goal of stimulating new skin growth and improving surface texture and appearance. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, but is, also, temporarily more sensitive to the sun. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. They have various classifications based on their depth. The three most basic common types basic of chemical peels are:
Very superficial (exfoliation) – superficial (epidermal);
Medium-depth peels papillary dermal;
Deep peels (reticular dermal).
Superficial peel such as Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHAs) (consist of Glycolic acid (GA), Lactic Acid, Mandalic Acid; and Beta Hydroxyl Acid (Salicylic Acid)) are our offered chemical peel services. They address to enhance treatment for a variety of conditions, including acne, melasma, dyscromia, photo-damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles. They are commonly known as the epidermis and dermal-epidermal interface and useful method for rejuvenating the epidermis and upper dermal layers.
Things to know
Are there complications or potential side effects of a chemical peel?
- Temporary or permanent change in skin color, particularly for women on birth control pills, who subsequently become pregnant or have a history of brownish facial discoloration;
- Reactivation of cold sores.
What to expect after having a chemical peel?
- Skin texture will experience dryness;
- Treated skin will initially be red and may scale; the healing will take one to ten days after the peel;
- Avoid sun exposure and smoking until skin recovers as these can cause unwanted side effects such as infection, scarring;
- Edema, erythema, and desquamation may occur for 1 to 3 days for superficial peels;
- A long-term maintenance program will preserve the results of chemical peels;
- Apply sunscreen religiously after the peeling service to avoid sun damage and pigmentation;
- Can apply makeup the next day.
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