I am sure many of you heard of chemical peel. But does it sound as scary as it seems? Did you imagine a face being splashed by acid ? Well, I can assure you that’s not the case! Chemical peels is a procedure you will love and will definitely come back for more!
Did you know that chemical peels are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures after botox? You may heard of names like ‘red carpet peels’ and ‘ fire and ice’ but really, beneath all these fancy names, it’s just chemical peels.
So, what are chemical peels?
Chemical peeling refers to a procedure whereby keratolytic( break down outer layer of the skin) agents are applied to the skin. These chemicals are able to gently remove the grime and the top layer of skin allowing new skin to surface. The new skin is usually smoother and more even.
Chemical peels are categorized based on the depth of the procedure : superficial, medium or deep peels.
1. Superficial Peel
Usually, a mild acid is applied on the surface of the skin. It is used to treat slight skin discoloration and rough skin. A superficial peel is also called lunchtime peel as it is fast and there is no down time for it. Some examples of superficial peels are alpha hydoxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, Jessner’s solutions and resorcinol.
2. Medium Peel
These peels are generally done using trichloroacetic acid (10-40%) . Medium depth peels usually reaches the upper layer of the dermis and is suitable for improving fine lines.
3. Deep Peel
Phenol peels are used to deeply penetrate down to the reticular dermis and helps with scarring. However, in the recent years, lasers and dermabrasion have largely supplanted deep peels and it’s no longer that popular anymore.
So why are there so many depths of peels?
Well, the deeper the chemical is able to penetrate, the greater the skin resurfacing and of course, the downtime will be longer as well.
But first, why should I need a chemical peel?
Ok, are you excited now that you know the benefits of chemical peel? It’s a quick simple procedure which can only be performed by qualified doctors.
No doubt it can give satisfying results but always remember to consult your doctors first to see if you’re a suitable candidate.
Now, you know all about the good stuff. How about the side effects?
To be honest, a superficial chemical peel is generally very safe and it has virtually not much of downtime. Some people with sensitive skin may feel tingling sensation or may experience mild redness. But all these will subside within few days.
With medium depth peels though, there is a little risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation though the risks is relatively small. If you have darker skin tone, please discuss this with your doctor! Also, do remember that there is some downtime for medium depth peels. Do expect redness of the skin, some skin sensitivity that may last for a couple of days after the procedures. Some peels may even cause the epidermis to peel and may look a little unsightly for 1-2 days.
On top of that, always remember to use your sunscreen to protect the new skin after a chemical peel!
It sounds good, the after effect looks awesome too. How often can I do this procedure?
Usually, an interval of 3-4 weeks will be great! It’s important to allow sufficient time for the entire cycle of new cell production and replacement to decrease the risk of skin thinning.
Rest assured, chemical peels does not make your skin thinner. In fact, it actually helps to stimulate collagen and makes the skin thicker microscopically.
But let me throw in a word of caution here. The key is to give sufficient time for the skin the heal and go through the entire cycle of new cell production. When the skin has enough time to replace itself, then, definitely, you need not worry about skin thinning!
So, are you ready to get a glowy, baby skin? Wait no more! Buzz us anytime for a session !
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