CHEMICAL PEELS Chemical peel. Definition. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to gradually remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking.
Some chemical peels require downtime.
Uses: Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat:
Acne (some types)
Discoloration (blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone).
Fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth).
Rough-feeling skin.Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
Improve the appearance of mild scars
Treat certain types of acne
Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
Improve the look and feel of skin
Whether you receive a chemical peel to diminish signs of aging or treat a skin condition, you can see:
Fewer lines and wrinkles
More even skin color
Areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling
After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Chemical peel is a very simple lunch hour procedure, most peels don’t have downtime n whichever few peels have downtime , u will be informed n guided accordingly by your dermatologist.