Chemical Peel is a cosmetic treatment that helps improve the condition of the skin and smoothen the texture. This procedure helps remove dead and damaged skin cell and reveals healthy looking skin. There are three types of peels—light, medium and deep. Chemical solutions are applied to the face that causes it to blister and then peel off gradually, in the process of healing. New skin that forms is actually much smoother, tighter and wrinkles are visibly reduced.
Unlike microdermabrasion, which is also a cosmetic procedure to exfoliate the skin, Chemical Peel is much more effective on deeper skin problems like removing acne scars, crow’s feet and deep wrinkles, darkened patches and more. Compared to Chemical Peel treatment, microdermabrasion is a more superficial exfoliation procedure. A Chemical Peel will give you deeper cleansing and an impressive change.
Types of Chemical Peels:
Chemical Peels offer a variety of options. Namely,
- Glycolic Peel—This peel uses glycolic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid) for the procedure. Glycolic acid is one of the best exfoliating agents for removing the top layer of skin. It nurtures collagen production that fights signs of aging and promotes uniform skin tone.
- Lactic Peel—This procedure uses lactic acid which is derived from milk. It is a potent anti-wrinkle and anti-pigmentation agent. Just like glycolic acid, it belongs to the class of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).
- Beta Peel—The Beta Hydroxyl Peel or Beta Peel uses 30% salicylic acid that removes the superficial dead cells. This peel works great for oily, acne-prone and uneven skin.
- Vitalize Peel—This peel is great for treating minor skin imperfections caused by sun damage, age, uneven pigmentation, mild scarring and fine wrinkles. Vitalize Peel is a great choice for managing acne and uses salicylic acid for the procedure.
- Pigment Balancing Peel—One of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation is the Pigment Balancing Peel. For serious conditions like, Melasma or pigmentation caused due to hormonal imbalances or exposure to sun, this peel method is very effective.
- TCA Peel—TCA Peel has been around for over two decades. The solution mainly comprises of trichloracetic acid, closely related to the class of acetic acids. It takes about a week for the old skin to peel off. This is also a preferred procedure for treating melasma, sun damage and uneven skin tone.
Which Chemical Peel is the best for you?
The Chemical Peel procedure is a perfect choice for rejuvenating the skin but because it involves using serious chemicals, it is important to determine the right treatment for the affected skin. A Dermatologist, who is well-versed with the nuances of skin conditions, effects of the treatments and how to go about it, is the best person to guide you.
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