WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

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A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Facial skin is mostly treated, and scarring can be improved. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. Resulting wound healing processes begin to regenerate new tissues. The dead skin eventually peels off.

The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Some types of chemical peels can be purchased and administered without a medical license.

Different types of chemical peels

Superficial peels
⦁ skin cells are removed from the top layer of skin (epidermis)
⦁ the solution is applied to the skin and left on for a few minutes
⦁ your skin may feel tight for a couple of hours afterwards
⦁ regular treatment is needed to maintain the effects

Medium peels
⦁ skin cells are removed from the top and middle layers of skin
⦁ the solution is applied and left on for a few minutes
⦁ you may feel burning or stinging when it’s on your face
⦁ your skin may go brown or red for a few days afterwards
⦁ it can take up to 6 weeks for your skin to return to normal
⦁ treatment is needed every 6 to 12 months to maintain the effects

Deep peels
⦁ affect the deeper layers of skin
⦁ a local anaesthetic and sedative may be needed to numb any pain
⦁ the solution is applied to the face and can be left on for 30 minutes or more
⦁ you will have some peeling, redness, and discomfort for a few days
⦁ swelling can last up to 2 weeks, and redness can last up to 3 months
⦁ often lightens the skin so it is not suitable for darker skin
⦁ it has long-lasting effects so does not usually need to be repeated

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