Rama: Hi! Sunita
Rama: What happened to you? Your skin is looking dull.
Sunita: Weather change, sun harmful rays, aging, pollution has damages my skin to a great extent
Rama: Why don`t you do anything?
Sunita: I go for skin facials at the beauty parlor.
Rama: I suggest you to go for chemical peel.
Sunita: What is a chemical peel?
Rama: Chemical peel is a facial peel. It is designed to reduce the appearance of adult acne blemishes, wrinkles, sun damaged skin, and facial scars. Chemical peel treatment improves and smooths the texture of the skin using a chemical solution. The chemical solution removes the dead skin and peel off. The regenerated skin is smoother, younger and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Rama: Should I go for chemical peel?
Sunita: I`ll advice you to seek professional help from a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or maxillofacial surgeon before going for a specific type of chemical peel.
Rama: Ok. Please give me a little more information about chemical peel.
Sunita: In a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin. In the next one or two weeks, depending on how deeply the chemical solution penetrated, the skin peels off.
The chemicals used are exfoliating or wounding agents. These chemicals peel the skin in a controlled way and new skin grows in its place.
The types of chemical peels differ based on how deeply the chemical penetrates. Factors affecting the depth of a peel include the acid concentration in the peeling agent. Avoid deeper peels as it results in higher risks, dramatic effect, increased pain, and longer healing time.
Superficial peels are the safest and the mildest type of chemical peel. It can be used on all skin types.