A chemical peel is an exfoliation technique for skin using chemicals. It helps you reduce the scars, pigmentation, wrinkles, etc., and rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Manisha Shaney is an esteemed expert in chemical peels and will help you solve your skin problems. Let us know more about chemical peels and their procedures.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment in which the upper layer of the skin is removed using chemicals. It can be applied to your face, neck, and hands. The application of chemicals will exfoliate the skin, and the skin will peel off eventually. Once the upper layer peels off, the underlying smooth skin layer will be exposed.
What are the different types of chemical peels?
Chemical peels are mainly categorized into three:
Light or superficial peel: This chemical peel is used to reduce wrinkles, acne, pigmentation, and dry skin. In light peel, only the upper layer of the skin is removed, and the skin is gently exfoliated.
Medium chemical peel: This chemical peel removes skin cells from both epidermis (upper) and dermis (middle) layer of the skin.
Deep chemical peel: In this chemical peel, skin cells are removed in depth from the middle layer and are mainly used to reduce wrinkles and unwanted growths.
When should you get a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing treatment. It is mainly used to reduce:
Pigmentation and discoloration of the skin
What is to be expected in chemical peels?
Dr. Saney will ask about your expectations about the results and then decide about the treatment. A chemical peel is usually done in an office. Your face will be cleansed, and your hair will betide. The doctor will cover your eyes with protective goggles. Depending on the chemical peel you are using, the doctor will give you sedatives or painkillers to numb the area.
Light chemical peel: During the procedure, the doctor will apply a chemical containing salicylic acid, which might sting a bit. After using the chemical, the doctor will wash your skin to remove the chemicals. After removing chemicals, protective ointments or creams will be applied to the treated area. It will take around seven days for the skin to completely heal after a light chemical peel.
Medium chemical peel: The doctor will apply a chemical solution containing trichloroacetic acid to your skin during the procedure. A cooling solution will be used to soothe the skin. The treated area might hurt or sting for a few minutes, and eventually, the pain will subside. If the treated area is still hurting, the doctor might prescribe you medications like ibuprofen for comfort.
Deep chemical peel: During the procedure, you will be sedated, and the doctor will apply phenol to your skin. After the treatment, the doctor will dress your wound. She might prescribe you a painkiller to reduce the pain.
What will be the results of chemical peels?
Chemical peels will give your skin a fresh and young look. It will improve the skin texture and will make it softer and smoother. Full Body Whitening also involves the use of this chemical peel. The treatment will help you rejuvenate your skin by reducing the wrinkles, acne, and other scars on your face.