A chemical peel also known as derma peeling, helps improve a number of skin conditions like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, etc.
A chemical peel is an invigorating and healing cosmetic procedure that can help in reducing the signs of aging on the face, neck, and hand. During the chemical peel procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin.
On drying, this solution helps peel away damaged skin cells giving way to healthier skin to grow in its place. This procedure can be performed by experienced and qualified dermatologists. A chemical peel helps improve a number of skin conditions like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, etc.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is also known as derma peeling, it involves using a chemical solution to improve the appearance of the skin. The chemical solution when applied to the skin causes trauma to its layers. These injured skin layers eventually peel off revealing more youthful and healthier skin. The new skin is smooth, having very few lines and wrinkles.
Types of chemical peels
A dermatologist will give you an option to go for a light, medium, or deep chemical peel.
- A deep chemical peel will give you the best results, but it involves a longer recovery time as compared to a light or medium chemical peel. It is recommended for skin with scars, deep wrinkles or precancerous growths. A deep chemical peel gets rid of dead skin cells from the epidermis down to the mid/lower layer of the skin.
- A medium chemical peel helps remove more skin generating better results as compared to a light chemical peel. This procedure can be repeated every 3-9 months for best results.
- During the light chemical peel, a superficial chemical peel is used for removing the outer layer of the skin. It is the mildest of all chemical peels and the procedure can be repeated every 2-5 weeks to reduce wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin tone.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel
1. Acne treatment
A chemical peel exfoliates the skin deeper. It helps cleanse the skin thoroughly, revealing a new layer of the skin without acne. Consult a dermatologist to schedule your chemical peel sessions for treating your acne problem.
2. Make Pores smaller
Large pores are problematic and many people wish to get rid of them. A chemical peel helps remove the old, damaged skin revealing youthful skin with smaller pores.
3. Erasing Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are signs of aging and nobody wants to look old. Chemical peels can help permanently remove fine lines and ease out the wrinkles, revealing young healthy skin.
4. Fades Discoloration
Sunspots, discoloration of the skin may affect how you look. Hyperpigmentation makes the skin dull and unattractive. A peel can help lift or fade the discoloration, rejuvenating the skin.
5. Soothes Scarring
Chemical peels can help lighten the scars on the skin and in some cases, it clears the skin completely off the scars and their marks.
6. Even texture of the skin
People are unhappy having an uneven skin tone and blemishes. Chemical peels help in restoring the balance of the skin, resulting in even texture.
7. Satin smooth skin
Chemical peels help to get rid of rigid layers resulting in satin-smooth and gorgeous skin.
8. Non-Invasive Treatment
The best part of chemical peels is that it is a non-invasive treatment and does not require any surgery. Clients don’t have to worry about going under the knife and getting the desired look without surgery.
If you are looking to treat fine lines, skin discoloration, rough skin texture, and scars, a chemical peel can be helpful. Dr. Peter Kay and his team at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care can assess your skin type and help discover which chemical peel is right for your skin and learn about treatments that can help produce desired effects for your skin.