You know that for your skin to be beautiful and healthy, you need to protect it from the harmful effects of the environment. But sometimes external factors prevail.
Dirty air, heat that leads to sweating, and sunburn. All these things can cause the appearance of pigment spots, uneven complexion, or freckles. When this happens, you need more serious care to restore the radiance and beauty of your skin.
Chemical peeling comes to the rescue here – one of the most famous and discussed facial procedures, designed to restore the radiance and beauty of the skin. Here’s what you need to know if you want to undergo a chemical peel.
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peeling is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin. It aims to treat and remove the surface layer of the skin. Chemical peels are used to remove damaged skin cells, revealing healthier and softer skin underneath. It comes in several variants: gentle, medium-deep, and peeling to remove pigment spots.
What is a medium-deep chemical peel?
Unlike gentle chemical peels, this type of peel is used for more serious imperfections, pigment spots, skin irregularities, or acne scars. In this procedure, a mixture of organic acids is applied to the face, which gently renews the skin without causing irritation or injury.
The result is:
- Radiant and renewed skin;
- Even complexion with fewer imperfections and pigmentation;
- Smooth skin with little or no bumps and scars.
Is the procedure safe?
A chemical peel is a completely safe procedure when performed by a licensed professional. Do not trust people who cannot prove where their knowledge comes from and do not try to do it yourself at home.
Does it hurt?
During chemical peels, most people experience a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a tingling or stinging sensation. Applying cool compresses on the skin can ease this stinging. These sensations usually occur with a deeper peel.
How does the procedure go?
The professional who does the peeling will first clean your skin well. They will then apply one or more chemical solutions – such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol) – to small areas of your skin. This creates a controlled wound, allowing the new skin to reveal itself. Depending on the type of chemical peel, a sunburn-like reaction occurs after the procedure. When peeling, the skin often becomes red and scaly and this ends in 3 to 7 days.
– After chemical peels, the skin becomes very photosensitive. For this, it is mandatory to use sunscreen with a high factor.