What Are Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution, such as alpha hydroxyl acid, is applied to the skin to remove the top layers of dead skin cells and allow smoother, younger-looking skin to grow back in its place. You may have used an exfoliator with a topical scrub at home. These home scrubs contain slightly abrasive particles that gently scrub over the surface of your skin to remove dead skin cells. Chemical peels, however, work on a deeper level than these topical exfoliators, giving your skin many more benefits.
Chemical peels vary in strength from light to medium, and deep. Light chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and can be repeated every 2 to 5 weeks. Medium chemical peels remove skin cells from the epidermis and from the upper portion of the dermis (middle layer of skin). This medium peel can be repeated every 3 to 9 months. Deep chemical peels remove skin cells from the epidermis and from the mid to lower layers of your dermis. This is used for deeper wrinkles, scars, or even precancerous growths. This type of peel can only be performed once.
What Can Chemical Peels Treat?
Chemical Peels are safe for all skin types and colors, making them one of the best choices for anyone seeking to improve their skin. Here are some of the things that they can treat.
Fine Lines And Wrinkles
These treatments help to strengthen deep layers of the skin which will soften the lines on your face and give a tighter/firmer appearance. Reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging is definitely one of the most sought after benefits of chemical peels.
Pores get enlarged when clogged with dirt and bacteria. This creates blackheads. Chemical peels are able to seep into the epidermis to remove the dirt and bacteria. Once the dirt is removed, the pores shrink back to the normal size.