Chemical Peel harnesses the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate and brighten the skin. This treatment stimulates new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal fresher, clearer & brighter skin.
It can be used to teat:
- Age Spots
- Sun Damage
- Dark Spots
What is Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peel is the aesthetic treatment where a chemical solution is applied to your face, neck or hands. This solution will exfoliate and then gently peeled off once the chemical dries. This treatment helps to rejuvenate your skin, giving you smooth and wrinkle-free skin. The new skin is however sensitive to the sun for some time.
3 Types of Chemical Peel:
Superficial chemical peel or lunchtime peel is a form of chemical peeling. Here the mild acid composing of Alpha-hydroxy is used to gently exfoliate the skin by penetrating the outer layer. Used mostly for face, neck, chest or hands this treatment is used to enhance the appearance of rough skin and treat discoloration.
Medium chemical peel is applied for the penetration of the outer and middle layers especially. Here the glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to the skin which helps to remove damaged skin cells. Skin problems including moderate skin discoloration, age spots, freckles, etc. can be treated with this peel.
Deep Peel :
Deep chemical peel is used to penetrate the deeper into the skin. Here the trichloroacetic acid or phenol is used to treat or remove moderate lines, freckles, shallow scars, etc. This treatment can only be performed on the face and only once and sometimes show dramatic improvement in your skin’s appearance.
At VCare, your dematologist will first conduct a thorough evaluation before starting the chemical peel treatment. Also, your face will be cleaned, and eye protection like goggles or gauze may be applied.
Your doctor will apply one or more of the chemical solutions such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, carbolic acid, etc. to small areas of your skin.
The doctor may numb the target area of the skin with a topical anesthetic, especially if you’re receiving a deep peel, especially if you are having deep peel treatment.
You’ll also be given an IV, and your heart rate will be closely monitored.
This chemical solutions causes the skin to blister, causing it to eventually peel off.
Most patients experience a burning sensation during the treatment which lasts for about 5-10 minutes.
To ease the pain the dermatologist will advise a cold compress on the treated area.
The new skin after the treatment is usually smoother and less wrinkled.
Want to know more? Contact a VCare specialist!