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Chemical Peels: Conditions They Treat

What Does a Chemical Peel Do?

Chemical peels are used to address a wide range of skin conditions and concerns. This skin resurfacing procedure ensures the skin that grows back after the peel is smoother and younger looking. Take a look at the following article to see if a chemical peel is right for you…

Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment that applies a chemical to the skin that’s absorbed and allowed to soak in. Over the next one to 14 days the skin peels off, depending on the depth of the chemical soak. This process destroys the targeted parts, so that new skin can grow in its place. The procedures are actually designed to remove the upper layers of the skin to let the new skin re-grow.

What does a chemical peel do?

Chemical peels really work and the conditions they treat include healing acne scars, evening skin tone, treating wrinkles and fine lines. Age spots, freckles, sun damage and many more problems can be corrected with different formulations ranging from home treatments to those that require a general anaesthetic.

Types of peels

Mild peels are often described as superficial peels. They can be used on all skin types and often contain just a dilute acid called glycolic acid. Depending on your desired results you can have a light chemical peel as often as once a week up to six weeks. Mild peels will be used to improve the look of pigment changes, sun damage, and fine wrinkles in all skin types

Medium peels soak deeper into the skin, removing skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of the middle skin layer. Trichloroacetic acid is the main peeling agent, and the treatment may be performed in several steps using a different chemical liquid. To maintain results you can have another peel after 12 months. Medium peels can be used to treat moderate wrinkles, long term sun damage, and lesions of the skin.

Deep peels soak into several layers of skin, and removes skin cells from portions of the mid to lower layer of the dermis. As they tend to bleach the skin, dark skins are unsuitable for this process. The chemical normally used here is phenol. Deep peels will treat severe wrinkles, lesions, growths, and pronounced pigment changes on the face. In general this procedure cannot be repeated.

Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel?

chemical peel before and afterDecisions for the type of deep peel appropriate for your skin type will be made by your doctor. People with lighter skin who limit sun exposure tend to have better results that people with darker skin. You’ll also be cautioned if you have red hair, abnormal skin pigmentation, or have facial warts and a history of cold sore outbreaks. If you have an impaired immune system or known allergies, these will all affect your candidacy. The choice of technique will be based on the area you want to treat, your skin type and condition, your preferences, and the experience of your professional. Check out Chemical Peels Glasgow for in depth information from an expert!

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Thanks Dr. Q!

Dr. Q has done my lip fillers and wrinkle reduction. Lots of people tell me I’m looking really well but my look is natural so they don’t always guess I’ve had any work done and that’s exactly what I wanted. Dr. Q listens well and therefore provides the look you want. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the clinic. Treatments are painless (I use anaesthetic cream for lip fillers). The clinic is clean and bright. Love my little visits!

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