Acne – As the chemical solution is applied to the skin, it exfoliates the outer layer of the skin, which allows dead skin cells to shed more effectively. This process curbs the pimples and acne by keeping dead skin cells and excess oil from clogging the hair follicle. It reduces the appearance of acne marks and scars, giving you smoother and vibrant skin.
Hyperpigmentation – Hyperpigmentation occurs due to an increase in melanin, the pigment responsible for giving color and pigment to the skin. It appears in different forms such as melasma, sun spots or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. An acid solution used in chemical peeling peels the outer layer of the skin, leading to the removal of any sun spots or freckles. It will take around 6-7 peels to get the best results.
Enlarged pores – A chemical peeling for the face is used to remove the outer damaged layers of the epidermis with the help of an acidic solution. Soon, a new epidermis will form with smaller pores. It improves the appearance and texture of the skin. However, a chemical peeling cannot change the size of the pores, but it can make your pores look less noticeable.
Wrinkles/fine lines – When the skin cell production slows down and the top layer turns flaky, it makes wrinkles deeper and more noticeable, particularly on the face and neck. Chemical peel before the wedding can help makes wrinkles and fine lines look less visible.
Minimal pain – Chemical peel is typically an outpatient surgical facility or office-based procedure. You may experience a little tightness or tingling during a procedure. Pain relief is generally not required for a light chemical peel, your doctor might give you a painkiller or sedative for a medium chemical peel and if you are undergoing a deep chemical peel, your doctor will numb your skin with a local anesthesia.
No recovery time – You will be able to see results in just a few days with little to no recovery time. However, the recovery time depends on the type of peel directed as each type of peel affects the skin to a different extent. A light chemical peel requires virtually no recovery time, a medium chemical peel requires 3 to 5 days of recovery time and a deep chemical peel require 7 to 10 days for complete healing.
The advantages of chemical peels are many and all the three types of peels help deal with different issues of the skin. The deep chemical peels are kept for the worst type of skin problems including serious acne, scarring and birthmarks.