Chemical Skin Peel Procedure

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Skin Peeling Treatment/ Chemical peels

Do you wish that you could simply peel signs of aging from your skin?

Dermatologists use skin peeling treatment to do just this. Skin peeling can diminish many signs of aging on the face as well as the body. Skin Peeling treatment is completely proven to be an effective procedure to improve skin rejuvenation. Skin peeling can diminish many signs of aging on the face as well as the hands, neck, and chest.

Whether you receive a skin peel for face or body to diminish signs of aging or treat a skin condition, you can see: 

  • Fewer lines and wrinkles. 
  • More even skin color.
  • Brighter complexion.
  • Smoother skin.

The popular skin peeling treatment uses an active solution which is applied to the surface of the skin causing the superficial layer and medium layer to peel off, to cause face or body peeling depending on the treated area. The treatment exposes a new layer of healthy undamaged skin, resulting in a smoother skin texture and an even skin tone. Chemical Skin Peeling treatment can be used for the face and any other body part as per the individual’s requirement.

Healing time ranges from 1 day for a refreshing or lunchtime peel to 14 days or longer for a deep peel. 

To maintain results, you can repeat mild and medium peeling treatment. Your dermatologists can tell you how often you can have a repeat treatment.

Even people who have skin of color can safely have a skin peel treatment – but they should see the dermatologist with expertise using skin peeling treatment to treat darker skin tone. During the consultation, your dermatologist also can tell you whether another treatment would be a better option for you. You may find that your dermatologist recommends using more than one treatment.

Pestering dark spots and skin discoloration can make your skin tone look uneven. Factors like sun exposure and acnes can cause pigmentation in the skin, and even lead to burns, tanning, rashes which often leaves marks behind. These marks are difficult to treat with home remedies and therefore require medical treatments under the supervision of a physician or a dermatologist in Abu Dhabi.

A chemical peel is a popular treatment which is used to treat acne scars, marks, pigmentation or any sort of discoloration. It is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin in order to remove the top most layers of the skin. The chemical used in this treatment is hydroxy acid which is tested, measured and verified before applying on the skin making it a safe and reliable treatment. The fresh skin that grows back after a chemical peel treatment is smoother and younger looking.

Skin peeling treatments such as chemical peel treatments help get an even skin tone and rejuvenate the skin. It reduces acne marks, removes dark spots and gives a smooth, spotless skin without any pigmentation. Chemical peels are also used to treat mild wrinkles and fine lines which appear due to stress, excessive exfoliation, improper skin care or due to natural aging.

A chemical peel treatment can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to get a complete anti-aging treatment that lasts long. Chemical skin peels are suitable for treating face and body peeling, neck, hands and other parts of the body as well. It is an effective and safe treatment that gives potent results within a short span of time.

Chemical peels can be done at different levels/ depths – light, medium or deep – depending on your skin type and desired results. Each type of chemical skin peeling treatment uses a different chemical solution. While deeper chemical peels are more effective with dramatic results, they take a longer recovery time as compared to light or medium chemical peels with lesser results.

Types Of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are broadly defined by the depth of the effect that they produce on the skin. Depending on the degree of the issues that one is addressing, a proper depth of chemical peel treatment is selected. There are usually 3 depths of a chemical peel treatment-

Light Chemical Peel: A light, subtle chemical peel removes the top most layer of the skin which is known as the epidermis layer. It can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, uneven skin tone, pigmentation or any dryness. You can have a light chemical peel as often as every two to five weeks depending on your skin condition and desired results.

Medium Chemical Peel: A medium chemical peel treatment is slightly intensive as compared to the light chemical peel which affects only the epidermis layer of the skin. Rather than just removing the topmost layer of the skin, a medium chemical peel also removes portions from the middle layer of the skin which is known as dermis. A medium chemical peel treatment can help reduce wrinkles, acne scars and uneven tone in a much effective and deeper level than a light chemical peel. For constant results, you can repeat a medium chemical peel after three to nine months.

Deep Chemical Peel: A deep chemical peel treatment is used to remove skin cells from the epidermis layer and from portions of the mid to the lower layer of your dermis. dermatologist in Abu Dhabi might recommend you a deep chemical peel if you suffer from heavy acne scars, damaged tissues, deep lines and wrinkles. A deep chemical peel can be performed only once, given its high effectiveness and potency.

What Happens During the Procedure?

A chemical peel treatment is a simple procedure wherein a chemical solution is applied on the area to be treated in a controlled and effective manner. Your doctor will first clean your face to remove any dust particles or bacteria that might be present on your face and body peeling. Then they will use a brush, cotton ball or gauze to apply the chemical solution which typically contains glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

The treated skin will begin to brighten as the topmost layer will be removed by the applied chemical solution. You might feel a tingling sensation during or post the treatment which is quite normal. Your doctor will finally apply a neutralizing solution or wash to remove the chemical solution from the treated skin.

In medium chemical peels, your doctor will apply cool compresses to soothe the treated skin as the chemical solution acts slightly more than the normal light chemical peel solution. It will affect your upper and middle layer of the skin peeling treatment and thus help treat deeper scar tissues, discoloration and fine lines.

The most complex of all chemical peel treatments is the deep chemical peel in which intravenous fluids (IV) are given to the patient and the heart rate is closely monitored. The doctor will apply carbolic acid (phenol) using a cotton-tipped applicator and the skin will begin to turn grey white. In order to control your skin exposure to phenol, your doctor will do the procedure in portions at about 15-minute intervals. A full-facial deep chemical peel treatment might take up to 90 minutes.

Are you a good candidate for chemical peeling?

Review your medical history: Consult a physician or a medical examiner before going for a chemical skin peeling treatment for a thorough skin evaluation and check up. Be prepared to answer all questions about your current and previous medications, any specific medical condition especially related to the heart, liver or kidney. These might not be relevant to light or medium chemical peels, but must be considered when opting for a deep chemical peel treatment. Tell your doctor about any medication that you have taken or are currently taking which might affect your skin or make it sensitive to the sun. Don’t forget to mention about any previous cosmetic procedures that you might have taken in the past. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have been using a retinoid cream such as tretinoin (Renova, Retin-A, others) which tend to enhance the penetration of some chemical peels.

Go for a physical exam: Your dermatologist or medical examiner will evaluate your skin and the area to be treated. The test will reveal your skin type, its sensitivity, any specific condition that you might suffer from and will help the doctor understand whether a chemical peel is safe for you or not. It will also help the doctor determine the type of chemical peel you should go for. Factors like skin tone, thickness, damage, etc might affect results of a chemical peel which is why it is to consult a doctor beforehand the procedure.

Desired Results: Be honest about your expectations from a chemical peel treatment with your doctor and tell them about your skin issues without hesitation. Ask them about the risks involved, if this is the right kind of treatment for you or if it will be able to generate the desired result or not. Make sure you understand how many treatments are required for your skin type, how long it will take to recover and what your final results might look like.