Chemical peels differ in strength, recovery time, and the skin concerns they address. Your healthcare provider will evaluate your skin and needs before determining the right treatment for you. You can address a variety of skin concerns using chemical peels Brighton and enjoy smoother and youthful skin.
Who is the right candidate for the treatment?
Your skin condition and desired outcome will determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment. Chemical peels work to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars from the outer layers of your skin. However, they might not address severe wrinkles or saggy skin.
Your specialist will check the current condition of your skin and check for active acne or skin cuts. Once your specialist conducts a skin assessment, they will discuss the suitable strength of the chemical peel suited for your skin issues.
The following are skin concerns that a chemical peel can address:
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Certain types of acne and scars
- Crow’s feet
What does the process entail?
The process of chemical peels involves the application of a special solution on your skin to help it peel off and expose a smoother and brighter skin layer. Your specialist might apply a numbing cream to minimize pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Depending on the treatment, you can have an anesthesiologist check your vital organs. Your specialist will discuss any details before the treatment, so you have ample information about the treatment.
Your specialist might use the following acidic solutions:
- Glycolic acid
- Salicylic acid
- Lactic acid
- Trichloroacetic acid
Types of chemical peels
There are three types of chemical peels, and they vary in strength. They include the following:
Light chemical peel
As the name suggests, a light chemical peel works on fine lines and wrinkles. It is not harsh, and the procedure takes a short time to perform. Your specialist will apply the peeling solution and follow it with a neutralizing solution.
Medium-strength chemical peel
A medium-strength chemical peel will have your specialist apply the peeling solution and give you a hand-held fan to help with the burning sensation as the solution works on your skin.
Deep-strength chemical peel
During a deep-strength chemical peel, your specialist will give you intravenous fluids and monitor your heart rate. Since the procedure is intense, your specialist will work on small patches of your skin, one after the other.
Your skin is very sensitive and delicate after a chemical peel, so you should take care of it as your specialist instructs. One of the significant recovery tips involves protecting your skin from the sun. Use the following tips for better recovery:
- Apply age-appropriate or doctor-recommended sunscreen
- Avoid the sun until your doctor gives the go-ahead
- Use medication and ice packs for the pain
- Avoid peeling off your skin
- Apply a protective moisturizer to soothe and hydrate your skin
If you have skin issues that make you uncomfortable, visit Gago Wellness for a chemical peel treatment. The specialists will offer you suitable treatment after careful and thorough evaluation. Call or book an appointment online and enjoy smoother skin without surgery.