Chemical skin peel treatment has become one of the most popular procedures among the people who want to regain refreshed and rejuvenated appearance with a healthy and radiant skin.
The outer layer of our skin is composed of multiple epidermal cells layers. These cells act as a barrier against the effects of the environment providing protection to the deeper and more delicate skin tissues. It also maintains the temperature of the internal layers while preventing dehydration of the skin.
When we are young, our skin’s outer layer of dead cells sheds off naturally on a regular basis and is replaced by new skin cells. With the passage of time, the production of new skin cells slows down and the dead skin cells accumulate over the surface of the skin giving it a dull, uneven, flaky and dry appearance with more pronounced wrinkles and lines. The process of natural exfoliation of dead skin cells is stimulated through the chemical skin peel treatment which instantly reinstates the youthful appearance and also addresses multiple skin issues.
What to expect from chemical skin peel treatment?
The chemical skin peel can improve multiple skin conditions which include the following;
- It can significantly improve the sun damaged skin.
- It can reduce mild to moderate scarring.
- It can bring about improvements in hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone (especially in light-skinned patients).
- The treatment can remove the white and blackheads.
- It deals with acne and acne scarring.
- The skin peel can also temporarily reduce the excess production of skin oils.
- Some peels can improve lines and wrinkles.
There are many types of chemical peels that are available for skin rejuvenation. These peels have an active acid as the major ingredient which exfoliates the skin. The active agent is chosen on the basis of the desired peel depth. If the skin issue is primarily superficial then a mild and less caustic acid is used in a chemical peel. If the skin condition exists deep into the skin layers, then a stronger acid is chosen as an active ingredient in the skin peel.
The milder chemical peeling agents offer a relatively safer peel with fewer long-term side effects. These peels usually work at the level of the epidermis and may reach the superficial layer of the dermis (called papillary dermis).
Deep chemical peels reach to the middle layer of the dermis (reticular dermis) giving a permanently lighter skin tone, in most cases. These peels are aggressive peels and should not be considered lightly. They help in improving multiple skin conditions including acne scarring, deep lines and wrinkles, melasma, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture.
The chemical skin peel treatment is performed according to the skin type and the skin concerns which require treatment. Generally, moderate and deep chemical peel treatment is not recommended for dark-skinned people because it can trigger hyperpigmentation due to skin inflammation is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
It is better to get the skin peel treatment from a professional dermatologist or cosmetic doctor who will administer a treatment according to your skin type and concern.