How Can Chemical Peels Help Restore My Skin?
posted by The Live Better Team | September 19, 2017
Commonly used to improve the skin’s appearance on the face, neck or hands, chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin. This solution causes your skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing new, smoother skin.
There are a few different types of chemical peels, and a few different reasons why you might (or might not) be a good candidate. Here’s everything you need to know.
Why It’s Done
Chemical peels can be done for a variety of reasons, including:
There are three primary types of chemical peels:
Good and Bad Candidates
You might be a good candidate for a chemical peel if you’re fair-skinned or light-haired. People with darker skin can have good results as well, but are more likely to have uneven skin tone afterward. The procedure is not recommended or may have significantly lessened effects for people with any of the following conditions or circumstances:
Before, During and After Treatment
Before your chemical peel, pay attention to the following areas:
A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure, meaning there’s no overnight stay. During your peel, the steps of the process will go as follows:
After a chemical peel, you may notice the following:
There are a few risks possible with chemical peels:
If you’re interested in a chemical peel, your aesthetician or plastic surgeon can offer recommendations.
Our physicians are board-certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. We work with you toward your goals and make sure you feel comfortable throughout your cosmetic or reconstructive treatment.
“Chemical Peels.” American Society for Dermatologic Study. https://www.asds.net/ChemicalPeelsInformation.aspx
“Chemical Peels and Your Skin.” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-chemical-peel-treatments#1
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.