Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel
Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, use a chemical on the face which makes the skin peel off allowing new skin to replace it. Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin.

Chemical facial peels aim to remove the dead skin cells from the skins surface to allow new healthy skin cells to grow back creating smoother looking skin. A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of the skin by removing damaged layers. For those who would love to repair their damaged skin, a chemical peel is a great way to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. This method actually involves applying a chemical solution over your skin which removes the damaged layers, leaving you with new, vibrant, smooth, and radiant look!

Reasons You Should Get A Chemical Peel

Chemical peels can make dramatic changes to your skin. Chemical peel is an effective way to help with facial blemishes, wrinkles or uneven skin pigmentation. The type of acid used for this purpose varies according to the patient’s needs. A Chemical Peel can be used in harmony with facelift procedures. However this is in no way a replacement for such surgical process since a chemical peel does not actually slow down the aging process. To know whether a chemical peel is the right procedure for you, you need to consult a plastic surgeon. However, the more common reasons why it is performed include

To enhance your appearance and confidence (for cosmetic reasons).
To remove pre-cancerous skin growths.
To soften acne facial scars.
To control acne.
To reduce and do away with wrinkles and folds that show the age on your skin.

Kinds of Chemical Peels

There are many different kinds of chemical peels available including:

Alpha Hydroxy Peels (AHAs)
Beta Hydroxy Acid Peels (BHA)
Jessner’s Peel
Retinoic Acid Peel
Trichloroacetic Acid Peels(TCA)
Phenol Peels

AHA is one of the mildest peels available also with the least recovery time. It involves application of various concentrations of an AHA either weekly or at longer intervals to obtain the best result. They can be also used on a daily basis by mixing them with a facial wash or cream in lesser meditation. Comparatively, TCA can be used in different concentrations. However, it is more commonly used for medium-depth peeling. Phenol is the toughest form of chemical peel that gives you a deep peel and is most commonly used only on the facial portion.

Results of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a safe, highly effective way to revitalize the skin and reduce the damage caused by ageing and over exposure to sun, amongst other things. Most peels need just one or two treatments for visible effects with very little downtime. Deep chemical peels have long-lasting effects on treating deep wrinkles. All of the chemical peels do not require any anesthesia. Generally, the procedure will not take more than 20 minutes.

An AHA peel will give you a smoother, brighter looking skin in almost no time and this one is ideal for those who cannot spare time for recovery period. The results would not be long-lasting though and frequent applications would be required. Comparatively, TCA would more long-lasting and yet not as dramatic as the phenol peels. The recovery period for a TCA peel would be lesser than that required for a phenol peel. The strongest one is the phenol peel which gives you a comparatively lighter skin and is not usually prescribed by doctors except for certain exceptional cases since it may cause scarring when applied to the neck or other parts of the body.

After the Chemical Peel Procedure

What must I do after getting a chemical peel? All peels that a dermatologist performs require some at-home care. After a chemical peel of any depth, follow your doctor's directions for cleansing, moisturizing and applying protective ointments to your skin. After the chemical peel the treated area should remain out of the sun. You can use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) all over your face half an hour before you go out.

Treated areas develop new skin about three to seven days after a light chemical peel. New skin might temporarily be lighter or darker than normal.

The Prices of a Chemical Peel

The cost of chemical peels varies from the type of peel, from doctor to doctor, and from one geographic area to another. The cost of chemical peels varies widely. TCA peels can run from $300 to $1,000 for a full face peel and are often done in a series. A full face, neck, and chest will cost more.

A chemical peel is a is a simple, safe and cost-effective office procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for chemical peel procedure.

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