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:
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.