Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. This technique is poplar these days in brides who wish to radiate their flawless skin on their big day. With this deep exfoliation treatment, the dead skin is removed and the new skin gets improved in its texture, tone and color. This therapy makes your skin soft, rejuvenated and young. Reduction of fine lines leaves a smooth and revitalized skin.
Types of chemical peels:
- Superficial peel: This is used for mild exfoliation of the outer layer of skin. Example: Alpha-hydroxy acid peels.
- Medium peel: In this therapy of chemical peeling, the solution penetrate into the middle layers of skin. It helps to remove damaged skin cells and improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. Example: glycolic acid peels.
- Deep peel: In this treatment, the chemical deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin and remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is carried out on face. It is an aggressive type of peel and removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Example: Phenol peels.
Chemical peels treatment generally employs the use of gentlest peels like alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, lactic acids. These peels sting but do not cause a great deal of pain. This gentle therapy is good for fine lines & surface scars and is used with facials as well. It is a popular treatment for winkles and acne. Glycolic acid chemical peels are widely used. They are capable of removing sun tan as well.
With glycolic acid chemical peeling, the healing time is seven to 14 days, till then, sun exposure should be avoided and use of a high SPF sunscreen is recommended. This treatment of glycolic acid peel may be repeated in one to four-week intervals.
Burning sensation and redness is experienced, but it often vanishes quickly.