Chemical peel is a technique which is used to effectively treat facial blemishes, wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, smoothen the texture of the skin and enhance its glow. Chemical peels are intended to regenerate the skin by removing the outermost layers of dead skin and revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. To accomplish this task, physicians apply alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), beta hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), phenol or combinations to the skin.
This chemical technique is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures, which was initially performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve a flawless complexion. They offer nearly immediate results.
Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance and texture of their skin, have uneven skin color, patches of hyperpigmentation, acne and have realistic expectations can go for the chemical peel procedure.
If your goal is to eliminate acne, age spots, smoothen your wrinkles, improve skin texture or reduce sun damage on your skin and get a flawless glowing face, chemical peel is the treatment to go for. There are different types of chemical peels depending on the targeted goal. Consult a dermatologist to know which chemical peel is best for your skin type and needs.
Every chemical procedure brings along with it certain risks. Although, chemical peels rarely result in serious complications there are chances of a few. These risks include scarring, infection, swelling, changes in skin tone, and cold sore outbreaks. It is good to follow all the instructions by your doctor to reduce the associated risks.
Surely, chemical facial peels have several benefits to the skin. The procedure can regenerate a more youthful looking skin, improve wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, sun-damage, blotchy patches, clear acne faster and enhance the glow of the skin.
Chemical peel is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced cosmetic dermatologist. However, some temporary side effects include:-
These are few of the side effects which can be seen with light and medium peels that usually subside within two days of treatment.
Deep chemical peels are more complicated with a longer recovery time. Some serious side effects, such as infection and scarring, are possible with deep chemical peels.