The Power of Chemical Peels
Chemical peeling is the process of exfoliating the dead layer of pigmented skin and regenerating new healthy skin without making it obvious in any way
If you are wondering whether chemical peels are safe for your skin or not, the truth is that they are completely safe when administered by your dermatologist or aesthetician. One of the biggest misconceptions about chemical peels is that they destroy skin and leave you looking like a tomato. While it is normal to experience redness and a little bit of irritation after a chemical peel, the assumption that you will be unbearably red is mostly a hype. In some cases, a chemical peel might not be right for you.
Are you looking for a treatment for melasma, acne, and wrinkles? Want to regain your once-youthful glow in a secure and efficient manner?
The newest cosmetic treatment with promising results is chemical peels. You must be concerned about what a chemical peel may accomplish and its safety.
At Rejuve Aesthetics in Guwahati, Dispur, we understand your desire to know what we are putting on your skin and feel that only the best products should be used for treatment.
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peeling is the process of exfoliating the dead layer of pigmented skin and regenerating new healthy skin without making it obvious in any way. It hydrates the skin and gives it a better sheen. It reduces sunburn, pigmentation, skin oiliness, pimples and even fine lines and wrinkles.
They help you improve your skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it 'blister' and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
How are chemical peels done?
You can get a chemical peel in a doctor's office or in a surgery center. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight stay.
The professional who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then they will apply one or more chemical solutions -- such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol) -- to small areas of your skin. That creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place.
During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging. You may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.
Are chemical peels safe?
If you are wondering whether chemical peels are safe for your skin or not, the truth is that they are completely safe when administered by your dermatologist or aesthetician. One of the biggest misconceptions about chemical peels is that they destroy skin and leave you looking like a tomato. While it is normal to experience redness and a little bit of irritation after a chemical peel, the assumption that you will be unbearably red is mostly a hype. In some cases, a chemical peel might not be right for you. Although those situations are rare, this is why it's important to trust only your dermatologist or aesthetician with your chemical peel treatments.
What problems does a chemical peel treat?
Chemical peels can treat a wide variety of skin issues. First and foremost, they can work wonders for skin brightness. If you are suffering from dull skin, a chemical peel is exactly what you need to get everything looking luminous again. A chemical peel will remove the outermost layers of your skin to reveal brighter, suppler skin underneath. In addition, chemical peels are excellent at reducing the appearance of facial flaws like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even acne scarring. These cosmetic dermatology services aren't limited to the skin on your face, either. It might come as a surprise, but chemical peels can be used to treat skin issues on almost any other part of your body. If you're struggling with wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or acne scarring on another part of your body, it's worth asking your dermatologist whether a chemical peel is a viable treatment.
They treat the following -
● Stimulates formation of new collagen and healthy skin cell development, resulting in a glowing complexion.
● Reduces dark patches (melasma)
● Increases skin moisture.
● Reduces sun-induced discoloration
● Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
● Treat obvious skin flaws and superficial scars.
This is where the power of chemical peels comes. At Rejuve Aesthetics, we take your skin concerns seriously and provide safe, effective chemical peel treatments. A dermatologic surgeon can help determine the best treatment for your concerns.
Chemical peels after-care
Follow these to achieve the best results:
● For the first 48 hours, avoid aerobic exercise, rigorous physical activity, and water sports.
● Direct sunlight should be avoided immediately after treatment, especially between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., as should any other sources of high UV radiation exposure, including tanning beds.
● Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
● Wash your face with water or a gentle cleanser.
● Moisturize your face with a moisturizer at least 2-3 times each day.
● DO NOT peel, rub, or scrape your skin at any time.
Call your doctor if your skin itches, swells, or burns. Scratching your skin might cause infections.
By Sharadi Shreemoyee
Founder, Rejuve Aesthetics
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