Let us start off with an explanation of the procedure before going in depth of who could benefit from it and what would be the reasons to conduct it.
A Brief Explanation of Chemical Peel
Basically, this is the removal of damaged or dead top layers of skin in order to make it smooth and refreshing. It is done through the utilisation of acid, and it might sound scary but is certainly nothing like that. As long as you hire a professional, the chemical peel might even reduce wrinkles, scar areas and adjust the “colour” of your skin in particular areas. Before going with it, however, we recommend that you consult with a dermatologist as it is his job to provide you with the full information on the topic.
Safety and Benefits
We know, you read the word acid and it both stroke your interest and terrified you at the same time. Chemical peels negative consequences are extremely rare but nevertheless, do exist and there are cases of patients receiving scars, infections, and numbness. There are some side effects as well, which could quickly go away in the sense of irritation or redness. After a few days, all of those disappear and usually don’t require any further treatment. Following the instructions of your dermatologist, just as with any other medical treatment, is an absolute requirement in order to minimise the risks and reap the respective benefits.
Now that all of the down part of the procedure is put into detail let us go through the advantages of such procedure. It will completely restore the skin and make you look younger while threading the damaged, wrinkly skin areas. Considering that there are three different procedures each of them has a specific benefit. The deep chemical peel is meant to handle the harshest of cases and deals with sun damaged skin, as well as the elimination of deep wrinkles. The medium chemical peel is for softer cases, will improve acne issues and smoothen up the regions around wrinkles plus correct the skin tone of the applied area. The lightest chemical peel only threats acne scars and slightly reduces the negative effects of sun damaged skin areas.
Keep in mind that as with any medical procedures, the chemical peel also is not suitable for people who have a family history of heart problems and diseases. Especially when it comes to the deep level of the procedure, which will require anaesthesia, that might cause further complications to the patient
What to Expect
Right after the procedure, you could expect to have a reaction which might feel like a sunburn including redness. This quickly disappears after a period of three to seven days. The procedure itself might require to be repeat with an interval of up to four weeks to achieve the desired result. It is generally a good choice to avoid the sun for a few months, due to the fragile state your skin will be in.