If your skin is exposed to wear and tear due to aging or any other reason, there is a desperate need to rejuvenate your skin. It is also possible that you must have tried a number of treatments but nothing proved to be fruitful. The chemical skin peels can help you get rid of the damaged skin by removing the layer of dead skin cells thus bringing life back into your skin. The ultimate result is a smooth, wrinkle free, flawless and youthful skin. The method has moved on a long way since discovery in Roman and Egyptian times but the principles behind the procedure remains the same.
Presently, there are many different forms of acids in use which carry out the same job of peeling the skin, to various degrees. The latest chemical skin peels operate by giving the skin a limited acid burn and the intensity to which the skin is peeled depends on the strength of the chemical. Among all the chemical peels that are considered to be popular, it is important to understand the differences between them, in order to obtain the desired results. If you are looking to get it done for the facial skin then the process should be as safe for you as you would hope.
Many people are often reluctant undergoing any cosmetic procedures for the improvement of damaged facial skin. This is because they are of the view that presence of chemicals may aggravate the condition. Nevertheless, there are a few things to be understood about chemical skin peels before undergoing the treatment:
The chemicals used are usually obtained from fruits, sugarcane and vinegar but more nourishment can be achieved by the addition of vitamins. The chemicals normally used include phenol, trichloroacetic acid and alphahydroxy acid.
The Alphahydroxy acids are quite gentle and belong to the superficial group, the trichloroacetic acid falls under the category of medium chemical peels, and phenols being the strongest are deep chemical peels. The concentration of these acids varies according to the skin types.
Before undergoing this procedure, it is advised to consult your doctor/dermatologist instead of beauticians. This is because the type of treatment skin requires is best judged by a qualified professional.
There are certain preparations to be made before enrolling yourself for chemical skin peels. Do not apply any cosmetics/chemicals to your skin such as scrubs, face masks, sunscreen lotions, bleaches and other facial products and also avoid sun exposure.
The chemical skin peel session lasts for about forty minutes, and during the procedure there may be a momentary burning or tingling sensation. However, it will be gone as the treatment is complete.