Chemical Peel: Yes Or No?

As we age, our skin changes. Our skin becomes less resilient creating wrinkles; dead skin doesn’t fall off as easily as it used to which makes our skin look dull; We have unwanted scars no matter what we do to make them less visible, for our comfort.

These are some of the reasons to consider a possible chemical peel.

What exactly is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is one thing that can be done to tighten the skin and improve the appearance. A chemical peel is done mostly on the skin on your neck, face, and/or hands. The chemical solution that is applied exfoliates and encourages dead skin to peel off and encourages the new skin that regenerates to be fresh and rejuvenating.

What types of chemical peel are there?

There are three different types of chemical peels:

  • Lunchtime peel or supernatural peel – This peel is done to remove mild skin discoloration and improve rough or extremely dry skin to give you a fresh feeling.The superficial peel only changes the outer most layer of skin.
  • Medium peel–This peel changes the middle and outer layers of skin. If you have skin with age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles and slight skin discolorations, this is the treatment for you.
  • Deep Peel – This peel is utilized to get deep into the middle and deeper skin layers. This treatment tends to remove age spots, lines, freckles and moderate skin discoloration and should only ever happen once.

When should you not consider a chemical peel?

Before you can get a chemical peel done you need to make sure you speak with a dermatologist to make sure you can do the process.  The process requires a lot of chemicals and acids, so make sure this is the best option for you. These are chemicals that will be going into your body, so no one who is pregnant or nursing should consider a chemical peel. Also, do mention to the dermatologist what medications you are taking to make sure there will be no reactions from the chemicals of the peel and your medications.

All this take of chemicals and acids on my skin, will it hurt?

The gentlest of peels, superficial or lunchtime, will leave you with a sting on your skin, where the chemicals were applied. Redness, irritation, andcrusts over the treated area are a few other reactions that could happen after getting a chemical peel. After all, your newsensitive skin replaced the old dead skin!

Before making any decisions for a chemical peel, be sure to conduct more research and speak with a dermatologist about your situation.

Love the skin your in.