What Are Chemical Peels And How Do They Work?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure for removing dead skin from your face by burning layers of skin. In the procedure, the chemical peel is applied on the skin to remove blackened spots and discoloration. Depending upon the intensity of the chemicals applied, there are three types of chemical peels-light, medium and heavy. As the name suggests, the light peel works to remove lesser layers of skin as compared to medium and heavy peels. And your skin requires less time to recover properly after light peels. Each peel consists of the same chemicals in different ratios.

Can Everyone Use It?

There are no long-term side effects of this technique. But this cosmetic procedure is not suitable for every skin type. For example, you cannot go for chemical peels if you have:

  • Been taking medication, for treating acne
  • History of skin diseases/issues
  • Freckled skin
  • Pigmentation on your face
  • Skin scars

What Does It Do?

The standard chemical peel can be best used for treating acne and dark spots. But it’s not just for your face. Chemical peels can be done on the hands and chest area to treat similar skin problems as your those on your face. These peels are famous for treating sun-damaged skin as well. The patients are required to have a realistic expectation from the procedure. It can give a radiant glow and youthful appearance!

After-Effects of the Procedure

Skin can react to light and medium chemical peeling in the form of irritation, flaking and a little burning sensation, plus minor redness, but only for a few days. After full recovery from the procedure, the skin will feel baby-soft and radiant.

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