How to Use Chemical Peels to Rejuvenate Skin

Everyday skin is faced with a variety of challenges that are caused from environmental factors or just part of the natural aging process. The sun is one of the biggest offenders but there are many other enemies that create havoc on the condition of the skin. Chemical peels are designed to improve skin on the hands, neck, and face. These areas are more susceptible to damage on a daily basis and therefore need the extra care that only a chemical peel will provide. Keeping the skin bright and fresh looking is easy to do by following a few tips before, during, and after a peel.

 

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chemical_peel1. Types of Peels

Choose a chemical peel that is based on the condition of the skin. People with fair skin and light hair are good candidates for a peel. Superficial peels are the mildest and can be used on many different types of skin. Medium peels are made to penetrate using Trichloroacetic Acid as the main agent and can be done in several steps. Deep peels are usually used on the face and penetrate several layers. This method can only be used a few times because of the harshness of the peel.

 

2. Prepare for the Peel

Prepping the skin is done two or three weeks before the peel. This consists of cleansing twice a day, using sunscreen, and applying a special cream or moisturizer. Retin-A is often recommended before the procedure to speed up the healing process. These steps help develop an even peel while lessening the chance of infection.

 

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3. Pain Relief

Superficial peels are relatively simple because the chemical is left on for only a few minutes. The skin may feel warm during the process and using a handheld fan helps cool the area. The chemicals are left on the skin longer during a medium peel. Pain relievers or oral sedatives are often prescribed to help with any anxiety or discomfort during the procedure. Deep peels are more problematic because of the intense treatment that is performed on the skin. Pain relievers are used and breaks are taken in between treatments. Ointment is often used to help alleviate pain.

 

skin_moisturizer4. Caring for Skin After Surgery

Properly caring for a peel during the recovery period is very important for success. Keeping it clean and applying ointment as instructed allows the new skin to heal properly. The treated area needs to be kept moisturized, and when the skin peeling stops, sunscreen must be worn as protection from the sun. The sunscreen needs to be labeled as broad spectrum and protect against UVA and UVB rays with a SPF of at least 30.

 

Chemical peels provide clients with rejuvenated younger looking skin by diminishing fine lines, large pores, scarring, and skin discoloration. Aesthetics can significantly raise the level of self confidence inpeople who have a lower level of esteem based on the condition of their skin. Following directions before and after the procedure ensures that everything will go smoothly and the end results will be amazing.