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Chemical Peels: Know all about it

Chemical Peels: Know all about it

All of us desire to have smooth skin, rather we want to go back in time and undo the damage caused to the skin. You need not fret as there is a way to get rid of all signs of aging: it is chemical peeling.

Chemical peels are performed under the care of a trained expert, mostly a dermatologist. It can be done on face, hands, chest and neck. It is also used to treat acne, severe discoloration of skin, age spots, dull complexion and skin damaged due to sun.

To exfoliate and remove the top layer of the skin, a chemical peel is applied. It makes way for less wrinkled, smoother and regenerated skin. For couple of days your skin will be sensitive to sun.

There are three types of chemical peels:

Superficial peel: To exfoliate, Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate through only the outer layer of the skin. The treatment is used to enhance the appearance of insignificant skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to renew the face, neck, chest or hands.

Medium peel: To remove the damaged middle layers of the skin, glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is used. The therapy is used to reduce age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles and mild skin discoloration.

Deep peel: To remove shallow scars, tricholoracetic acid or phenol is used to remove damaged skin cells. You will see a remarkable enhancement in skin appearance. The therapy is just allowed once only on face.

You might face a stinging sensation and mild pain during chemical peel. Though Alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, lactic or fruit acids are gentle on skin, they might cause mild stinging.

For stronger peeling, trichloroacetic acids are used to remove wrinkles, shallow scars and pigmentation issues. Phenol is the strongest of all and helps reducing deep lines and wrinkles on the face. They sting more than milder acids. After the treatment you will have some redness, swelling and irritation but the post care will help you to reduce these effects. Also, the dermatologist will suggest some medicines that will help alleviate the problems post the treatment.

Depending on the peel, your skin will require time to heal. Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Medium peels require seven to fourteen days to heal where as deep peels will require fourteen to twenty-one days to heal. You will have to avoid sun for couple of months as your skin will be sensitive to the harsh sun rays.

Fair skinned individuals see better results of chemical peel. If you are pregnant or just had a baby it is not advisable to opt for this treatment. Also if you have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea, stay away from chemical peeling. It is advisable to meet a skin expert before you opt for a chemical peel.

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