What the heck is Chemical Peel?

Do you look dull? Are you short of time to go for a long skin treatment? Do you want to have a fabulous skin without going under knife? Do you like to have a jet age treatment which is safe enough for your skin?

Here you go. Dermatologists have come up with the superfast skin treatment called chemical peel.

What is a chemical peel?

chemicalpeelsChemical peel is an exfoliation technique that uses chemicals to treat the skin of your face, neck, hands. These treatments are done to treat the problems of acne, scars, aging skin, sun damaged skin, sagging skin or wrinkles. These treatments are perfect for you if you have a fair skin but you are troubled with these skin problems. It is to be noted that, the chemical peel treatments are not that effective on the dark skin.

Talking about the types of chemical peel

Chemical peel is categorized depending upon the penetration of the peel used. Take a look at the different types of peel available:

  1. Lunch break or superficial peel: If your skin shows spot
    of pigmentation and has become rough and coarse, you can go for this type of peel. It is usually suited for mild form of pigmentation only. It has got this name because it is completed in short time.
  2. Medium peel: This type of chemical peel may be used to treat some pre-cancerous growth in skin. Besides that, it can also be used to treat the age spots, wrinkles, fine lines.
  3. Deep peel: You need to be a bit cautious if you want to go for this type of chemical peel. This treatment can be performed only once on your skin. Another thing you should keep in mind is that it can only be done on your face. It is a bit penetrative as compared to other two types of chemical peel and is basically used for skin renewal mechanism.

General facts about chemical peel

You will be happy to know that generally no anesthesia is required to undergo this treatment. But it is needed in case of deeper peels. It is basically a non-surgical procedure that is allowed only after the dermatologist studies your skin completely. It may occasionally lead to stinging and mild irritation, dryness or itching.  DIY kits can pose health risks, so great caution has to be taken while using it at home. Its cost depends upon the degree of skin problems you have.

 

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