Chemical Peels are used to improve the skin’s appearance. When you request a chemical peel, a solution of different chemicals is spread over your skin which makes it blister and peel off. The new skin is much less damaged and wrinkled and smoother than the old skin. Skin care experts use chemical peels also to help treat skin conditions like acne scars and lesions and problems that discolor the skin.
Chemical peels are usually used on the face to improve the texture and tone of the skin by eliminating the damaged portions of your skin. Some chemical peels can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands to take away the damage of acne, sun exposure, acne, or aging that leaves your skin tone wrinkled, uneven, scarred or spotted.
Using a chemical peel is cost-effective and is used to improve the appearance of your skin. However, the possible results of a chemical peel are dependent on the techniques and chemicals used. Do note that a chemical peel cannot totally remove deep facial wrinkles or lines nor can it tighten sagging or crepey skin, or remove deep scars.
There are different levels of chemical peels. Light chemical peels remove the outer layer of skin in gentle exfoliation. Medium chemical peels can treat acne scars, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin color. The chemical used in a medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and the upper portions of your middle layer of skin or the dermis.
A deep chemical peel is used if you have deeper facial wrinkles and skin that’s damaged by the sun, scars, or areas that are blotchy or have pre-cancerous growths. Deep chemical peels penetrate down to the lower dermal layer of your skin. You will need a local anesthetic and sedative to manage the discomfort of a deep chemical peel.