A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve the appearance and smooth the texture of your skin (often facial, neck, hand skin) using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to exfoliate and then peel off, and remove the upper layers of your skin. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
When is a chemical peel recommended
Usually every body can do chemical peeling, but the fair skined people can get bettrer resultes.Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. peeling can be used to treat a number of conditions :
- Reduce thin lines under the eyes and around the lips
- Treat wrinkles caused by sun harm and aging
- Improve the appearance of mild scars
- Cure specific types of acne
- Decrease age spots, freckles, and swarthy patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
- Recover or improve the look and feel of skin
Who is not a candidate for a chemical peel?
Chemical peeling treatment is not recommended for persons with active disease, infections, wound or broken skin, sunburns or sores. Other contraindications include peoples who are:
- Nursing or pregnant.
- Have taken Accutane (treatment for acne) in last four months.
- Have used skin lightening lotion, cream ,or other acid-based products in the last two days.
What should I do after having a chemical peel?
Treat your skin gently like useing a baby washcloth on your face,use a sunscreen, and its recommended to avoid sun exposure and smoking after the treatment for a couple of days because they may cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.
The most common side effects of peels for few days include:
redness, dryness, flakiness, hypersensitivity, itchiness