Floral Design for Chemical Peeling Skin Treatment Is Chemical Peel Good for Your Skin?

Chemical Peeling procedure for wrinkles and scars Wrinkles, skin discolouration, and scars can be a bummer for some people, and in today’s world where everyone wants to look the best version of themselves, these skin problems can really create ups and downs.
For many people skin problems results in deteriorating confidence and self- love but with the evolution of medical advancements, these problems don’t seem that big of a problem now, thanks to the process of chemical skin peeling.

“Chemical Skin Peeling” as the name suggests is a skin resurfacing procedure in which the top/ affected layers of skin is removed by applying a chemical solution, the procedure results in generation of smoother and younger looking skin.

Chemical skin peeling has three variations, counting on the necessities of the patient:

  • Light Chemical Peel - A light chemical peel can be used to treat fine wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne and dryness. This procedure is short term and can be followed as often as two to five weeks.
  • Medium Chemical Peel- A Medium Chemical peel can be used to treat acne, deep wrinkles, and scars, this procedure involves the debridement of the upper part of the middle skin layer, this procedure can be followed after three to nine months.
  • Deep Chemical Peel- A Deep Chemical Peel can result in the clearance of scars and wrinkles, this procedure involves the debridement of the mid to lower part of your skin, however, this procedure can only be performed once.
But every coin has two sides.
Chemical Peel is not for everyone, a medical check-up to check the eligibility for the procedure is necessary. Common side effects could be temporary, and can cause slight swelling, stinging or burning, redness, and dryness. In case of deep chemical peels, you may lose the ability to tan permanently. However this procedure can sometimes also result in serious side effects which can be permanent.

The complications of chemical peels include infection, substantial contrast in the skin tone of the patient, reactivation of herpes simplex infection, and scarring. Every person being treated is going to have a recuperation period, the time period of which depends upon the kind of chemical peel you get done.
In case of deep chemical peels substantial periods of healing can be of weeks. This process (deep chemical peels) generally demand conscious sedation, and occasionally general anaesthesia, extensive local anaesthesia, which has its own risks.

The procedure of performing chemical peels:
Light chemical peels rarely require anaesthesia but result in a burning sensation when the chemical solution is applied to the skin. You can easily get relief from the burning sensation by the fan-aided evaporation and application of cool compresses.

Deeper chemical peels often require systemic sedation, extensive local anaesthesia, and in very rare cases, general anaesthesia. The process starts with the application of acetone or alcohol, it is wiped over the area that is to be treated.
The second step is to apply the chemical solution for the appropriate time period and then it is cleaned by the applying a solution that neutralizes it. The dermatologist applies bandages to the treated area, and the patient goes home to recover. Recovery period relies on the type of chemical peel and may last for as long as a few months.

Follow-up care required after a chemical peel:
The treated skin becomes really sensitive after a chemical peel. It is important to strictly avoid sun rays and heat during and after the healing process. After the chemical peel the skin may remain sun sensitive for days, weeks or months depending upon the intensity of the peel. The frequency of physician visits after the chemical skin peeling depends upon the preferences of the physician and depth of the peel.

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