Chemical peels are medical treatments that can enhance the appearance of the skin. During this treatment, a chemical solution is used on the skin that makes the skin sore and the top layer peels off. The new skin that is developed after the treatment is smoother and less wrinkled as compared to the old skin. Chemical peels can be applied on face, hands and neck. They can be used for many purposes, like:
- They can reduce the wrinkles that are present under the eyes and around the mouth. It treats wrinkles that are caused by sun damage as well as reduce the effects of aging.
- It softens the appearance of mild scars and also treats different types of acne like age spots, freckles and dark patches (melisma) that can be caused because of pregnancy or taking birth control pills.
- It can improve your overall look with rejuvenated skin.
After the cosmetic skin peel treatment is done, skin becomes more sensitive to the sun and you need to wear sunscreen every day. The SPF of the sunscreen should be above 30. You will need to limit your time that you spend in the sunlight, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun emits scorching heat at the maximum temperature.
Who should go for cosmetic peel treatment?
People having fair skin and who are generally light haired are considered the ideal candidates for getting the cosmetic peel treatment. If you have darker skin, you can also have better results but it depends on the type of problem that the skin peel is being done for. There is a chance that you may have an uneven skin tone after the procedure is conducted.
Sagging in skin, bulges, etc. have no reaction to the cosmetic peel treatment. For these other treatments are also required like those of laser resurfacing, face lift, brow lift, soft tissue filler etc. A surgeon having experience in cosmetic treatments can best determine the combination of solutions to get the most effective treatment for you.
Glycolic acid peel features the use of glycolic acid to effectively diminish wrinkles and acne. These offer amazing results, visibly reduce fine lines too, and give you a younger looking skin. TCA peel uses trichloroacetic acid as the base content for the same purpose. These, though, don’t actually reduce appearance, but dry out a very thin outer layer which sheds away with time. Blue peel is however, quick as compared to TCA peel. It uses a blend of TCA acid and blue solution and effectively removes thin layers of damaged or affected skin.
The best way of getting the best cosmetic skin treatment for your skin is obviously getting the best consultation for your skin. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is one such name in the field of dermatology, who is based in Mumbai,India and tops for the best in the world. She is among the best dermatologists you can consult and has performed the cosmetic peel treatment in the most effective way possible.