A dull uneven patchy skin is another sign of ageing. Healthy, young skin is smooth and radiant because the skin is able to quickly regenerate so that new cells are brought to the surface and older cells are continuously shed. However, as we grow older, skin's regenerating capability decreases, causing dead skin cells to accumulate on top making the skin look dull. Further, other environmental factors like sun damage and lifestyle can make your skin look dull, lifeless and uneven. These are also the first early signs of ageing and should be tackled so that you continue to look youthful and beautiful.
Dull skin, uneven skin tone can be treated effectively with chemical peels. They improve the appearance of ageing skin by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less wrinkled in appearance.
What Is A Chemical Peel?
Chemical peel is a well-known technique used for aesthetic treatment. It is applied to your face and is made up of mild chemical solutions. These chemical peels are gently peeled off once the chemicals dry, which helps to exfoliate your skin. Chemical peeling helps to rejuvenate your skin, giving you smooth and less wrinkled skin. The chemical solution in chemical peeling can be applied to your face, neck or hands.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
The chemical peel treatment helps to improve the appearance of your skin. During the treatment a chemical solution is applied to the skin. This chemical solution causes the skin to blister causing it to eventually peel off. The new skin after the treatment is usually smoother and less wrinkled. The chemical peel treatment can be done on the face, neck, and or hands.
The chemical peel treatment is an outpatient procedure which does not require the patient to stay overnight. The professional administering the treatment will first clean your skin and then carry on to apply one or more of the chemical solutions such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, carbolic acid etc. to small areas of your skin. This leads to the creation of controlled wounds which allows new skin to take its place. Most people experience a burning sensation during the treatment which lasts for about 5-10 minutes. To ease the pain it is advised to use a cold compress on the treated area.
Different Types of Chemical Peels:
In chemical peeling there are three different types of chemical peels used:
In this form of chemical peeling, the mild acid composing of Alpha-hydroxyl is used to gently exfoliate by penetrating the outer layer of skin. This form of peel treatment is used to enhance the appearance of rough skin and treat discolouration. It can be used to refresh the skin on the face, neck, chest etc.
This peel is applied for the penetration of the outer and middle layers. The applied glycolic or trichloroacetic acid helps to remove damaged skin cells. Moderate skin discolouration, age spots, freckles etc. can be treated with this peel.
Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is used to penetrate the middle layer of your skin. This peel treatment is used to treat or remove moderate lines, freckles, shallow scars etc. This treatment can only be performed once, and is known to show dramatic improvement in your skin’s appearance.
What Does Chemical Peeling Treat?
The procedures for chemical peeling are usually done on the face, neck and hands. The most suitable candidates for this procedure are individuals who are fair-skinned and light-haired.
Fine Lines Around the Mouth & Under the Eyes:
For the removal of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and eyes chemical peels are very effective. They can be used as surface skin treatments for softening the fine lines. Chemical peels are also effective in addressing and rectifying damages done to the tone and texture of the skin.
For the treatment of wrinkles, the right chemical peels needs to be used. When the chemical peel is applied to the required area it damages the outer layer of the skin in a controlled manner, revealing new and younger skin.
Mild Facial Scarring:
Chemical peels can be used to diminish the signs of aging as well as in removing harmed skin cells. They help to improve the texture and condition of your skin by exfoliating the dead skin. The skin is gently exfoliated and cleansed using chemical peels which contain alphahydroxy acid (AHA), or betahydroxy acid (BHA).
Treating age spots using chemical peels is a great option. The age or sun spot can be removed with the help of a TCA peel. It also gives a more rejuvenated look to the skin.
For damage caused due to exposure to the harmful rays of the sun, an effective treatment can be recommended once a thorough skin analysis is completed. Once the description of the analysis is completed, a TCA peel or a series of TCA peels can be used to treat the sun damage and significantly alter the results of the damage.
Dark patches, freckles, age spots etc. caused due to pregnancy.
Different Types of Acne
Prior to determining if you’re in need of a chemical peel treatment, consult with your dermatologist. Availing the chemical peel treatment also helps to improve the areas of sun damage.
Chemical Peel for Pigmentation and Hyperpigmentation Treatment:
The appearance of hyperpigmentation conditions such as age spots, melasma, discoloration caused due to acne scarring etc. can be improved using chemical peels. The level of aggressiveness of the treatment decides the level of effectiveness and the benefits of the treatment. The procedure uses a variety of acids that exfoliate the upper layers of the skin, which helps to give the skin a fresh feel and rejuvenated appearance.
The treatment uses a superficial or moderate peel, which will be performed in the dermatologist’s office and it does not require the use of anesthesia. One many experience a stinging sensation and the treated area may feel war, for about 5-10 minutes. The procedure lasts for about 30 minutes, after which the dermatologist applies a cream to soothe the irritated area. In case of deep peels, patients are placed under general anesthesia and cold compresses are used to calm the skin.
Chemical Peel for Acne and Acne Scar Treatment:
As a result of the body’s inflammatory response to acne lesions, acne scars are formed. Each person has a different and unique facial ‘topography’ due to which each person affected by acne has different acne scars. Therefore the implementation of the treatment is administered on a case by case basis. For patients who face deep acne scars the most effective treatment is acne chemical peel. The appearance of the acne scars can be eliminated enough with the help of TCA peels or phenol chemical peels which can resurface the skin. More than one treatment is necessary with the use of TCA acne chemical peels.
Precautions to Take Before Chemical Peeling:
Before availing the chemical peeling treatment these precautions are recommended to avoid harmful side effects:
Patients who have a history with herpes must be pre-medicated with Valtrex
Inform Doctor :
Patients with a history of allergies, rashes other forms of skin reactions must inform their doctor prior to the treatment
Check with your Physician :
Patients who have a history of auto-immune diseases or other conditions which weakens the immune system must check with their physicians before receiving the chemical peel treatment.
For the best results this treatment should be performed by an expert dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon.
Who Is Not A Good Candidate?
People with following skin problem are not an ideal candidate for chemical peel
Darker Skin Tone :
People who have Darker skin tones have a potential risk of developing an uneven skin tone
Severe Wrinkle :
Patients who have Wrinkles which are severe
Sagging Skin :
One who have loose or Sagging skin
Skin concerns of these kinds can be treated using other methods instead of chemical peels. The treatment using chemical peels are known to show fast and visible signs of skin improvement. Post the chemical peel treatment your skin needs aftercare, which involves protection from UV rays. You can do this by applying sunscreens and wearing brimmed hats when you’re outside.
What Are The Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are effectively able to provide results of healthy looking. Listed below are added benefits of chemical peels:
Remove Dead Skin :
Since the presence of dead skins has been warded off through this treatment, your skin care products will be able to work better on your skin. Your products are able to work better because there are no dead skins to obstruct their results.
Customization for Darker Skin :
Chemical peels can be customized. Due to this, these peels can be used on darker skin tones without the risk of discolouration.
Reduce Acne and Scars :
Chemical peels can heal acne and reduce the scars caused by then. But for this result to take place, you will have to consult the dermatologist to avail the right kind of peel for you.
Treat Melasma :
Chemical peels offer the best fighting chance against melasma which is caused due to hormones and prolonged exposure to UV rays.
Chemical Peel at Kaya:
Intensive Youth Renew Treatment
The Intensive Youth Renew treatment is Kaya’s anti aging treatment for skin. This is part of the Age Arrest System which helps to take care of dull, uneven skin tone and superficial pigmentation. This treatment provides a combination of peels which help to exfoliate, purify and enhances the brightness of your skin. The Intensive Youth Renew treatment also comes with the unique Wrinkle Lift Mask which makes your skin smooth and firm. The chemicals peels used in this treatment are used for different purposes as follows:
Glycolic & Salicylic acid
This helps to exfoliate and purify your skin
Citric and lactic acid
This acid helps to whiten and lift your skin.
This helps to correct any pigmentation or dark spots.
Chamomile Recutita Extract
This is an inflammatory and helps to reduce any inflammation caused.
Before insta Clarity Peel
Intense Clarity Peel
A combination of specialized treatments and products are used for this treatment. These also include highly effective technology as well as ingredients. Each service with its specific and notable properties helps to correct early signs of ageing such as pigmentation, patch skin, fine lines etc. These services provide the necessary hydration for the skin to make it look supple, clear and firm. The intense clarity peel is one of the core peels in the Youth Brilliance. This is a unique peel which helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, etc. This peel was researched and developed by a team of Kaya’s very own dermatologists. This peel can restore your skin’s radiance and reveal skin that is smoother and younger –looking. The types of chemicals peels available for this treatment are:
These help to provide gentle exfoliation and also improves the cell turnover. This reduces uneven and patchy skin.
Botanical Whitening Actives :
These help to reduce pigmentation and age spots caused due to photo aging.
Wrinkle Lift Mask :
This makes your skin smooth and firm.
Healing Process :
It takes about one to seven days before the healing process begins.
In the initial days after the treatment, the skin may appear red or scaled.
Treatment Procedure :
the Scaly skin can be treated with the use of moisturizing creams or lotions. This should be done till the skin begins to heal.
It should be followed by the use of sun screen
What to Expect After a Chemical Peel Treatment?
It is necessary to have follow-up care after the Following chemical peel treatment.
Medium Peel :
Healing Process :
It takes about one to 2 weeks for the skin to begin healing.
After the treatment, the skin may initially appear red and swollen. In the first 48 hours after the treatment the swelling worsens causing the eyelids to swell shut. In 7 to 14 days the skin crust begins to peel off.
Treatment Procedure :
It is followed by the application of the prescribed ointment, it is important to soak the skin daily for a specific period. It is advisable to avoid all sun exposure during the healing process. Anti-viral medication is administered for 10-14 days. During the healing period, mild lotions or creams maybe applied.
The follow up care is necessary to monitor the progress.
Deep Peel :
Healing Process :
This chemical peel treatment requires the longest time for healing. This treatment requires 14 to 21 days for the skin to heal.
After treatment, facial area would swell. You could face difficulty opening your mouth
Treatment Procedure :
The area of treatment will be bandaged. Followed by the application of the prescribed ointment for the first 14 days, the skin has to be soaked 4-6 times in a day. For the next 14 days a thick moisturizer will be applied on the treated area. For 10 to 14 days the anti-viral medication will be taken.
After the chemical peel treatment any form of exposure to the sun and smoking have to be avoided since these could cause unnecessary side effects, including scarring and infection
Avoid all exposure to the sun for the next 3-6 months. To monitor the progress several follow-up appointments are necessary.
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