A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the skin’s appearance on the face, neck, or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Superficial or Lunchtime Peel: Here, alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to exfoliate it gently. This improves the appearance of mild skin discolouration and rough skin as well as refreshes the treated area.
Medium Peel: Here, glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. It helps improve age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, and moderate skin discolouration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
Deep Peel: Trichloroacetic acid or phenol-based peels are used to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin and remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and can only be performed once.
Chemical peels sting slightly but do not cause a great deal of pain. Peels that contain alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are very gentle. They may cause stinging, redness, or irritation, but as the skin begins to adjust all these problems fade away quickly.
Trichloroacetic acids are used for stronger peelings to remove wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems. Phenol is the strongest of all treatments and removes deep lines and wrinkles on the face. These type of treatments sting more than those with the gentler acids. After the treatment, there may be redness, swelling and irritation but which is dealt with using soothing creams and gels.
Precautions For Superficial Peels:
Precautions For Medium Peels:
Precautions For Deep Peels:
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