What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment process in which we use a chemical solution to improve the texture and tone of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Sun exposure, acne or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.
Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance. After applying chemical solution makes skin “blister” and eventually peels off. The new skin is usually smoother, bright and more youthful than the old skin.
Although chemical peels mostly used on the face, they can also be used for improving the skin on your neck and hands.
A chemical peel is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the appearance of your skin. The result of the chemical peel treatment depends upon which type of chemical and technique used.
What a chemical peel can improve
- Acne or acne scars/marks.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Irregular skin pigmentation.
- Rough skin and scaly patches.
- Certain scars.
- Sun-damaged skin.
Depending on the treatment required and the area of skin involved, different types of peels which are used in this treatment are:
- Glycolic acid (alpha hydroxy acid)
- Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
- Jessner’s solution
Chemical Peel Treatment Procedure:
Chemical peel treatment is an outpatient procedure and can be performed at a plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic by an expert Dermatologist. Results are mostly depending on the skills of the person performing the procedure.
Before getting skin peel treatment, some people need to follow a precaution of 2 to 4 weeks, which leads to the better results.
In some cases, when the patient has severe wrinkles, bulges and skin sags, chemical peel treatment does not respond well. They may require some other surgical procedures like laser treatment, or facelift and eyelid lift. soft tissue filler (fat or collagen). Therefore, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist prior getting any skin treatment. A Cosmetic surgeon can help you to find your skin type and the most appropriate type of treatment that suits your skin.
Benefits of Skin Chemical Peel Treatment:
The Results of the chemical peel treatment is depending upon the care one would do of their skin after getting chemical peel treatment. Depending on the type of skin and issues the procedure and recovery timing may vary. Complications can occur if not taken care properly.