‘Chemical’ and ‘Peel’ are two very troubling words! However, chemical peels in the hands of a skilled practitioner are an ideal solution to your skin-aging problems. The process involves the use of a chemical solution that has been formulated through extensive research, on your skin. The chemicals enter the skin and cause controlled damage to the upper layers.
The skin is quick to start the healing process in the event of an injury. The chemical damage that has been caused is soon realised and the skin starts the recovery process gusto! New skin cells are regenerated from deep within the epiderms and these replace the upper layers. Newer skin is always more fresh and elastic than aged skin. So this process leaves you with a fresh look once the healing process is complete.
Types of chemical peels:
Chemical peels are categorized based on the depth to which they penetrate. They may act on the surface, penetrate it to a reasonable depth, or be formulated to act at deeper layers. The peeling action and the time required for the chemicals to react with the skin would depend on the extent of damage that is to be corrected.
Is chemical peeling for you?
Chemical peels effectively target skin that has sun-damage, pigmentation and wrinkling. It can also be used on acne scars or to plump up thinning skin. If the pigmentation is severe, you have to be careful when getting this treatment. The new skin that is regenerated may look very different from the original skin, and it is possible that it will have a different color.
How can I get a chemical peel?
You can do chemical peeling on your own using products that are available over-the-counter. However, these may not be as effective as a professional chemical peel as these products have limited penetration.
The more effective option is getting this done at a good skin care center. The practitioner can determine the type of peel that is required to rectify the damage on your skin. The products used are of higher quality and the practitioner would be able to suggest the best option that would suit your skin. Special care is required when using chemical peels on sensitive skin. The application of the chemicals can cause a burning and tingling sensation when applied. This is relieved by using cooling ingredients. Deeper peels may require local numbing, as the burning of the chemicals against the skin may be more severe.
At the skin care center, the patient’s skin is first prepared for the peel by use of a defatting solvent like acetone or alcohol. The peeling solution is then applied for the required duration of time.A neutralizing product is used after the time has elapsed, to stop the action of the product. In a couple of days following the treatment, the skin will be restored to it’s healthy refreshed look.
The emphasis on using a good chemical peel and having it performed under the expertise of an experienced practitioner cannot be overlooked. This is because the chemicals in a peel, if not used properly can cause severe damage to your skin. It is necessary to determine the right concentration to be used, and the product should be left on the skin for the correct duration of time to avoid burning. At Eden Laser Clinics, our facial infusion peel is designed for all skin types and improves the texture of your skin, refines pores, normalises oil, lightens pigmentation, reduces fine lines and improves the colour of skin. It will be an excellent solution to all your skin problems. Try it out to experience the difference!