By Dr. Rashmi Shinde, Dermatology,
The human skin is sensitive, and in specific regions such as the face and neck, it exhibits even more sensitivity. These are also the most exposed parts of the body and have an aesthetic role as well. It is also relevant to note that the health of the skin is directly linked to the cells and tissues running just below the skin’s surface. They have to constantly regenerate for the skin to remain smooth and radiant. Theregeneration process slows down as a person ages and the more the skin is exposed to the sun and other vagaries of weather, the more the skin cells tend to be affected. The use of chemical peel facelifts are a very effective way of rejuvenating the skin. It can also be used as remedies for acne and as a cure for pigmented skin.
Simple Procedure to Apply the Peels
Chemical peels are made from mild chemicals that are in the form of a paste. These are applied over the skin carefully, avoiding the eyes, and then left to dry. The way the chemicals work is that they destroy the old skin and allow a new and fresh layer to replace it. During the process, the chemical peel can cause the skin to produce a burning sensation, but it can usually be taken care of by using a cold press. The duration of retaining the peel on the skin surface will depend on the time taken for it to dry completely, but the average span is about 10-12 minutes. It is advisable to get the treatment done through an expert in a clinic. The expert would know how to prepare the skin for the peel by first cleaning it thoroughly and after the peel is removed, how to care for the skin to ensure a quick recovery.
Acids Used in the Preparation of the Peels
Some of the chemicals used in the preparation of the chemical peels are salicylic acid, carbolic acid and lactic acid. These can be used separately or as a mixture to suit the skin condition. There are also different types of peel options such as, just for the surface, for medium as well as deeper impact. All these treatments are carried out keeping the safety of the skin in view.
Chemical Peels Focused on Specific Conditions
Apart from the benefits chemical peels can provide, such asrejuvenate ageing skin, there are specific conditions such as pigmentation, acne and scarred skin which can also be treated through this process. Consult a good dermatologist to discuss your condition. They would perform a thorough examination and then suggest the remedy based on the condition of your skin. Many such specialists may have their own proprietary formulations for the preparation of chemical peels as a treatment option for a specific condition.