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Chemical Face Peel Benefits

Chemical Face Peels -Types,Degrees,and Results

Chemical face peel treatments is a rapid cosmetic procedure method to promote skin rejuvenation, and correct irregularities.

Facial peel treatments help reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and imperfections such as acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, and other areas of concern due to sun damage by removing the damaged layers of skin, uncovering a regenerated, healthier appearance and making way for new cells.

Facial chemical peels treatments help stimulate the production of elastin and collagen growth.

They offer nearly immediate results to treat many undesirable conditions and come in a wide range of types, and strengths. Peel treatments can be applied to the face, neck, décolleté, back of hands or other parts of the body.

Chemical skin peel applications are often used for effective acne treatments and to help minimize acne or acne scars.

Types of Chemical Peels

The different types of chemical peel solutions produce various depth degrees of penetration into the skin that produce a controlled wound that promotes the growth of new fresh and healthier skin with an improved appearance to surface.

Light, Mild Face Peels-

These superficial formulas usually are comprised of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, salicylic (BHAs), or fruit acids. ‘Lunchtime peels” are perfect for the person not able to take time off. They only penetrate and exfoliate just the outer layer of skin.

They work well to improve texture, smoothing out rough dry patches and fine lines and are aimed at clearing an uneven skin tone. There is little or no discomfort or irritation. Over time, with multiple session treatments are usually necessary to achieve maximum results.

Medium Chemical Peels -

(TCA (trichloroacetic acid), Glycolic acid, obagi blue peel…)

These chemical face peels use a stronger solution to penetrate deeper. This type of peel is used for treating medium wrinkling and imperfections. Exfoliation will start within a few days and continue with a recovery period of one- two more weeks.

Deep Facial Peels-

These peels are the strongest, more aggressive of the peels, application time takes longer, sedation may be required, down time is extended- healing time (2-3 wks), and may also cause significant swelling. The chemicals used for deep chemical peels is a stronger concentration of Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol acid.

Phenol produces the most dramatic, longest-lasting results treating deeper facial wrinkles, age spots, scars, and improving damaged skin by aging or sun damage, however it may cause color changes or permanent lightening of the treated areas of skin. Seek advice from a qualified professional before undergoing this procedure.

Benefits of A Chemical Face Peel

Many benefits of chemical peels may include-

  • Rejuvenate and promote exfoliation
  • Improve skin texture and color
  • Soften or eliminate wrinkles
  • Acne control
  • Reduce sun damage ( hyperpigmentation, age spots, freckles …)
  • Smooth dry rough skin

Chemical Peel Products

To choose the correct chemical face peel product it is important to base it on down time needed, your desired goal, and your personal skin type.

Alpha Hydroxy peels are generally used for normal and dry skin types and are more effective in treating drier, sun-damaged skin while the Beta Hydroxy peel formulas are generally more effective for oily and combination types.

There are many peel options for everyone however, take caution when purchasing home chemical peels – follow directions carefully, do your homework and fully understand the type of peel, concentrations, and all that’s involved. Extra caution must be taken with dark skin types.

Possible peel discomforts include irritation of the skin, redness, itchiness, flaking, stinging and tightness. Risks associated with the deeper peels include infection, scarring, and skin discoloration.

When used properly, these beneficial procedures is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of many different types of skin issues with little or no downtime.

Avoid overexposure to the sun during the healing process of all peels and use extra sun protection.