Chemical Peels To Get Rid Of Acne

Acne is one of the most common problems most people face. One of the most used and efficient solutions for acne is chemical peeling. It is a quick and non surgical treatment. In fact they are called lunchtime peels because they can be done in lunchtime breaks!

 

In chemical peel treatments, a chemical mixture is applied on the skin. The mixture causes the old skin to blister for a few days. Slowly the old skin peels off, giving way to new clear skin. With the old skin, the acne scars also disappear, leaving behind smoother new skin.

 

There are three different types of chemical mixtures usually used for chemical peels: Phenyl peel, Alpha hydroxy acid or Glycolic acid (AHA) and Trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Glycolic acid is the lightest chemical. Peels are also divided as – light peels (also called superficial peels), medium peels, and deep peels, which permeate through the skin at different levels. 


Chemical Peels Have a Lot of Benefits Like

 

1. treats acne and helps improve skin pigmentation

 

2. makes the skin smoother and gives it a glow

 

3. the problem is treated completely through this process

 

4. treats dark spots, freckles and all types of skin scarring


If Chemical Peels Have Its Set of Pros then it Also has Its Set of Cons

 

1. Light peels have to be regularly repeated

 

2. Can be uneasy and sore, can cause redness, irritation, swelling, burning and flaking of skin.

 

3. New skin is sensitive to sun though temporarily.

 

4. Hypo pigmentation can occur

 

5. Strong peels take more time to get healed 


Treatment of Chemical Peel

 

 

There can be a tingling sensation, prior to the treatment. Your physician may prescribe retinoid, depending on your skin type. The process is usually short, for about 15 to 45 minutes. The skin is first cleansed in order to remove impurities from the skin. The hair and eyes are the protected. The chemical is then applied at all corners of the area for treatment.


After the Treatment of Chemical Peel

 

In medium peels, water blisters may rupture, crust turn brownish in color and eventually peel off. Redness, flaking or dryness will occur, which can be solved by using moisturizers. Make up should be avoided for a few days after the treatment. You should also avoid exposing your skin to sunlight. Sunscreen should be used whenever leaving the house. Go to a reputed health care giver who can offer you sound advice as to which peel to use, according to your skin type and your acne scars.

 

Medium-depth peels can be repeated every 6 to 12 months while mild peels can be repeated between one to four weeks. 

 

Acne scars can cause low self esteem. One very good way for getting rid of them is the chemical peel treatment. In these treatments, a chemical mixture is applied on the skin. The mixture causes the old skin to blister for a few days. Slowly the old skin peels off, giving way to new clear skin. It gives a smoother skin and clears acne. 


 



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