There are times when we wish to go back in time, only to take better care of our skin. Once we reach the age of 25, our skin starts showing signs of aging. At this time, it hits us how everyone who told us to take care of it during our 20’s was right.
But is it too late now? Can we still do something about it? Apparently, scientists have found a fast way to retrieve your flawless skin.
This magical way to drastically change the appearance of your skin is Skin Peel Treatment. In the chemical peel treatment, a solution is applied to the face which helps in the removal of the upper layer of the skin.
Types of chemical peels:
- Superficial peel: This type of chemical peel involves usage of a mild acid like Alpha-hydroxy acid. In it, the solution penetrates only in the uppermost layer and exfoliate it. This method is used to correct mild discoloration of skin or rough skin only.
- Medium Peel: Here, Glycolic or Trichloroacetic acid is used in the treatment. It goes deeper into the skin until the middle layer and removes all the damaged cells. It can effectively correct age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and freckles, along with moderate discoloration.
- Deep Peel: Phenol or Trichloroacetic acid is used under this type of chemical peel. This also penetrates deeper into the skin and correct shallow scars, moderate lines, age spots, and freckles.
Who can get it:
A chemical peel is a tricky procedure which works better on people with light haired and fair skin tone. people with Dark skin tone too can achieve good results, depending upon the problem at hand.
People suffering from problems like bulges, sagging skin, or severe wrinkles might not find accurate results with chemical peels. For treatment of these issues, you might need to depend upon other corrective measures.
How to prepare for it:
Openly discuss with your doctor, if you face any recurring problems like scarring or cold sores. Before getting a chemical peel, you might need to stay off of certain drugs. Your doctor may prescribe you some drugs like antibiotics or antiviral to help prepare your skin.
In addition to that, discuss the depth of your skin peel. Keep in mind the desired goals and current condition of the skin.
How to take aftercare:
Once the procedure is done, you might feel a reaction quite similar to sunburn. You might suffer from redness, followed by scaling for a period of 3-7 days. If you undergo a medium depth peeling, you might face blisters over a period of 2 weeks.
After the chemical peel, you will have to keep your face or any other treated skin area covered with bandages. This will protect your new skin from bacterias and accidental sun exposure. Along with it, the patient has to avoid going out in the sun, for several months at a stretch. It is so because the new layer of skin is extremely delicate and need protection from the harsh sun rays.