Its very popular skin treatment used to lighten skin tone and reduce pigmentation. Variety of Peeling solutions are available for Dermatologist to choose for different skin problems.
Chemical peels usually take only 15-20 minutes to do on face and neck. Depending Upon the strength and depth of peel skin usually recovers in 2-5 days. As the name states, It peels off dead skin layers from surface to reveal newer and fresher skin from beneath.
Depending on the depth of penetration and Number of layers peeled , Peels can be Superficial, medium depth or deep peels. In Indian population, we prefer superficial and medium depth peels only as deep peels can cause Depigmentation i.e. white patches.
Depending on their properties, peels can be Alpha hydroxy or Beta hydroxy peels. Glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, Modified Jesserner’s solution, Lactic acid, Trichloroacetic acid peels are amongst the popular ones.
Chemical peels are commonly used
- To reduce Tanning of any body part
- To Treat Pimples and dark spots
- To reduce pigmentation on face and neck
- To lighten Freckels and Melasma
But Chemical peels can hydrate and moisturize the skin to give Instant glow when coupled with Skin polishing or Carbon peeling. Glycolic peels can improve the thickness of skin and stimulate new collagen formation. They are very good anti ageing Treatment done every month.
Few Myths about peels
- It makes skin thin and sensitive
- Skin gets red after peeling
- You have to stay indoors
These are wrong facts. Skin needs to be moisturized and sun protected after any skin treatment, even Parlor Facials. If a good sunscreen and moisturizer is used after skin treatments, only good results are achieved.
Also , I strongly recommend not to do Chemical peels or Facials containing fruit peels/ AHA in parlors as there can be untoward effects due to lack of complete knowledge about it.
Happy glowing skin to all!!!