Chemical peels are used to remove damaged skin cells and reveal healthier skin.
Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands and neck.
It is used to improve the appearance or texture of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, causing the skin to peel off.
Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, looks less wrinkled, and may have less damage.
Reasons why women seek chemical peels :
He may try to treat a variety of things, including:
– Wound scars.
– acne and its scars.
Hyperpigmentation caused by several factors.
Lines and wrinkles on the face.
– uneven skin tone or redness
What types of chemical peels can I get?
There are three different types of chemical peels that you can get, and these include:
Superficial Peeling : Light chemical peels do not require much time.
Mild acids such as alpha hydroxy acid are used to exfoliate gently. It only penetrates the outer layer of the skin.
Medium peel: which uses trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer layer, which requires a few skills. This makes it more effective at removing damaged skin cells
Deep peeling: which completely penetrates the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells. These peels often use phenol or trichloroacetic acid.
How is chemical peeling?
Chemical peeling is usually done in the clinic, while the deep peeling procedure is done in a surgical clinic. Before the procedure, he will likely tie your hair back. Your face will be cleaned and eye protection such as goggles or gauze will be used. Your doctor may numb the area with a local anesthetic. Especially if you are receiving a deep peel, as for a deep peel, which will numb large areas. They are more likely to do this especially if you are treating your face and neck. For a deep peel, an intravenous injection will also be given and your heart rate will be closely monitored.
During a light peeling, a brush, cotton balls, or gauze will be used to apply a chemical solution such as salicylic acid to the area to be treated. The skin will begin to whiten, and may have a slight tingling sensation, once finished, the chemical solution will be removed or a neutralizing solution added.
During a medium chemical peel, your doctor will use a special gauze, sponge, or cotton-tipped applicator to apply the chemical solution to your face. This solution may contain glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid as the skin begins to bleach. Blue peeling is done by adding blue color to acetic and trichloric acid, you may feel tingling or burning for up to 20 minutes, so a cold compress is applied to the skin. There is no need for a neutralizing lotion, although you may need a hand fan to cool your skin. If you have a blue peel.
During a deep chemical peel, you will be sedated. The doctor applies phenol to your skin. Thus your skin will turn white. The procedure will be performed in 15-minute portions, to reduce the exposure of the skin to acid.
How to prepare for a chemical peel:
Before the procedure, you will first consult a skin care specialist. During this visit, they will help you determine the best treatment option for you. They will tell you in detail about the specific peel you are going to have, and they will ask about anything that could interfere with the peel. This may include whether you have taken acne medication and information about whether or not you scar easily.
* Before a chemical peel, you must:
• Do not use any type of topical medication Retinol or Retin-A for at least 48 hours
• Tell your skin care professional any medications you have been taking for at least six months.
Your doctor also recommends the following:
° Take an antiviral medicine if you have a history of fever blisters or cold sores to prevent spread around the mouth
° Use special preparations to improve treatment, such as glycolic acid lotion
° Use a retinoid cream to prevent darkening of the skin.
° Stop waxing or using hair removal products a week before peeling. You should also avoid bleaching hair.
° Stop using facial peels a week before peeling.
If your doctor prescribes a sedative or sedative, take it according to his instructions.
What are the possible side effects of chemical peels?
Common side effects are temporary and include redness, dryness, tingling or burning and slight swelling. With deep peeling, you may lose the ability to continue permanently. However, chemical peels can be risks and serious side effects that can be permanent and include these:
• Darkening or lightening of the color The skin. It may be more common in people with darker skin
. Scarring, this can always be an
infection. People with herpes simplex may experience flare-ups after treatment. In very rare cases, a chemical peel can cause a fungal or bacterial infection
• Cirrhosis of the heart, liver, or kidneys. The phenol used in deep peeling can damage the heart muscle, kidneys and liver and cause irregular heartbeats.
What to expect after a chemical peel procedure (light, medium, deep)
A light chemical peel:
Recovery time is about 4 to 7 days Your skin may become temporarily lighter or darker
Medium Chemical Peel:
Your skin recovers about 5 to 7 days after a medium chemical peel, although you may experience redness that persists for several months. Your skin will initially swell, then form crusts and brown spots before revealing new skin.
Deep chemical peeling: Deep chemical
peeling causes severe swelling and redness with a burning or throbbing sensation. It is common for the eyelids to swell to close. It will take about two weeks for the new skin to appear, although the white spots or cysts may persist for several weeks. It is common for redness to persist for several months
during recovery. Follow your doctor’s instructions safely. They will give you specific instructions about how often to wash and moisturize your face, and which products you should use to do so. Try to stay out of the sun until your skin has healed and avoid using makeup or other cosmetics until your doctor gives you the green light. Ice packs can be used for 20 minutes at a time, or a cool fan can be used to help relieve discomfort at home.