You could be suffering from an uneven skin tone, spotted or wrinkled skin due to aging, smoking or continued exposure to the sun. Added to this, acne could give you scars on the face as well. If the skin on your neck, face and hands seems like this, you could opt for a chemical peel.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical solution is used in the process of chemical peel which removes the damaged outer layer of your skin leaving a smooth textured skin. Several different formulas are used during a chemical peel and are adjusted as per individual needs.
The three types of peels used are:
- Any dry skin, acne, uneven pigmentation and fine wrinkles can be cured by a light chemical peel.
- A medium peel is used for the treatment of scars resultant from acne, uneven skin tone and wrinkles that run deep.
- A deeper chemical peel is required for deep wrinkles, blotches, damage due to excessive sun exposure and even pre-cancerous growths.
What can I expect from a Chemical Peel?
The results of a chemical peel treatment vary depending on the type of peel used. We use a medium 35% TCA peel.
- The Light Chemical Peel – with the initial treatment, there is a subtle change but this glow improves with subsequent treatments.
- The Medium Chemical Peel – the skin looks fresh and smooth instantly
- The Deep Chemical Peel – even though the results with this are dramatic, the recovery period is the longest too.
How long is recovery from a Chemical Peel?
The recovery period also depends upon the type of peel being used. With the light peel, you may experience some stinging, redness, irritation and flaking of the skin. A deep peel will require that you are sedated and activities are restricted for a period of about 2 weeks. You can discuss the type of peel and the recovery time with Dr. Soler.