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CHEMICAL PEELS: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM
WHAT IS CHEMICAL PEEL
Chemical peeling is a simple, in-office procedure that has gained popularity, as it is relatively safe and is easy to perform. Due to this, it is one of the most widely used non-surgical procedures for skin rejuvenation in aesthetic dermatology practice. A chemical agent is applied on the skin, after which the top layer of the skin peels off eventually. Chemical peels are aimed at improving your skin’s overall appearance.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHEMICAL PEEL?
Chemical peels are broadly defined by the depth of damage in the skin they produce. They are broadly categorized as follows:
The depth of damage depends on the nature, concentration of chemical in the peeling solution and the length of time they are permitted to interact with skin.
FACTORS MODIFYING THE DEPTH OF A CHEMICAL PEEL AGENT
IS CHEMICAL PEEL SAFE?
When performed under a board-certified dermatologist or trained skin care specialist, chemical peels are extremely safe. However, you must follow pre- and post-peel instructions as suggested by your doctor.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR CHEMICAL PEEL?
The following are some common reasons why you want to consider a chemical peel:
If you are in general good health, have a positive attitude & realistic expectation you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE, DURING &AFTER A CHEMICAL PEEL?
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WHEN TO CONSIDER CHEMICAL PEEL?
WHO SHOULD NOT GET A CHEMICAL PEEL?
A person with any active bacterial, viral, fungal, or herpetic infection in the area to be peeled and any tendency to develop keloids are advised not to get chemical peel procedure done.
WHAT AGE IS GOOD FOR A CHEMICAL PEEL?
You can in general start using chemical peels in your 20s &30s, using chemical pels can keep your skin healthy and fresh during the later years as well.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FACIAL AND A CHEMICAL PEEL?
The results of a chemical peel are usually faster as compared to a facial. In facials, they generally use creams, scrums, scrubs, and there is hardly any recovery time with results usually seen after regular facials over a period. While in peels, chemical peeling agents are used to strips off the top layers of the skin with recovery time varying from a few days to weeks based on the depth of peel and results are almost immediate with brighter and smoother looking skin.
HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE CHEMICAL PEELS?
The frequency of chemical peels really depends upon what type of chemical peel you are receiving, based on depth of peels.
Usually, superficial peels can be done or repeated every 2-3weeks based on the indication for which the treatment is given. In case of medium depth peels, they are usually recommended after 4-6 weeks between each session. Deeper chemical peels offer more-dramatic results but also take longer to recover from.
WHAT SORT OF FOLLOW-UP CARE IS NEEDED AFTER A CHEMICAL PEEL?
The skin is especially sensitive after a chemical peel. It is essential to practice strict sun avoidance during and after the healing process. The skin may remain sun sensitive for some time after the peel. The frequency of post procedure visits usually depends upon the depth of the peel used.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL PEEL?
Chemical peels reduce skin damage, giving the skin a more youthful or unblemished appearance. Depending on the person’s concerns and their type of skin, a dermatologist will recommend the most appropriate chemical peel. The appearance of the treated skin will have a more youthful texture with a uniform coloration that will blend well with their untreated skin, giving a clearer, glowing skin.
CHEMICAL PEELS IN A NUTSHELL
CONSULTANT – DERMATOLOGIST AND AESTHETIC PHYSICIAN
MBBS., MD(DVL).,FRGUHS., FELLOW IN COSMETOLOGY