While we have been wondering about ways to treat our age-related skin issues, we have crossed paths with multiple new professional treatments. One such treatment is the chemical peels. But every time we hear this name, we tend to dread it. We feel that it is not a solution meant for us. But trust us, it is. In this article below, we will discuss everything you need to know about this procedure and why one must take this up.
What is it?
This is an in-office procedure which needs to be performed by a certified dermatologist. This process begins with applying a chemical agent to the skin directly. This follows by the top layer of the skin getting peeled off eventually. The new skin that grows is smoother and more even. This can be done on the face, neck, and hands. The skin’s appearance improves, and the chemicals involved here are glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and carbolic acid.
What are the types?
Usually three types of peels are commonly used:
- Superficial peels- Here, a mild acid is used to penetrate just the top layer of the skin. This helps treat mild discolouration or cases of rough skin. This is also known as the lunchtime peel.
- Medium peels- They are used to treat the middle layers of the skin. Exfoliants like glycolic acid are used here. Issues like age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin discolouration and freckles are addressed with these peels.
- Deep peels- The peels here profoundly penetrate the middle skin layers. Exfoliants like trichloroacetic acid are used here. The deep peel has a significant impact on the skin. Scars, age spots and freckles are easily treated with this peel.
Is it safe?
Chemical peels are completely safe when performed by certified dermatologists, licensed healthcare providers, or trained skincare professionals. Besides this, it is also important to follow all the pre and post-treatment instructions advised to you.
What are the benefits?
The chemical peels are not just limited to skin exfoliators. They have many more tasks to perform besides removing the dead skin cells. They help remove the fine lines around the eyes and mouth and can cure the wrinkles that occur due to sun damage. This process can also fix acne scars, dark patches, freckles, melasma, age and dark spots.
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