Chemical Peel Risks and Benefits

September 14, 2018
Chemical Peel Risks and Benefits

Chemical Peel Risks and Benefits

Chemical Peels are one form of skin therapy used to make the skin smoother and more radiant. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking. Chemical peels are applied mainly on the face but they are also applied on the hands or neck. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars — typically on the face. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures.

The main purpose of a chemical peels is to:

  • Decrease the fine lines present under the eyes or around the corners of the mouth.
  • Make the skin look finer than before.
  • Reduce scar marks, to some extent.
  • Treat some sorts of acne.
  • Reduce melasma, freckles and age spots that may arise as a result of pregnancy or using birth control pills.

Who Can Undergo a Chemical Peel Procedure?

The better candidates to receive this procedure are light-haired and fair-skinned, but the chemical peel also shows good results on darker skin as well.

The skin problems such as bulges, severe wrinkles and skin sags usually do not respond well to chemical peels.

How many chemical peel treatments should I have?

The treatment is usually repeated within 4 to 6 weeks. Repetition of the treatment is recommended until the desire effect is achieved.

Is Chemicals are bad for you ?

Not all chemicals are bad. The word chemical often scares individuals from receiving these beneficial treatments. Yes, it a chemical, but so is anything formulated from a chemist, including the ibuprofen you take for a headache or the hydrogen peroxide you put on a cut. Actually the active acids in most chemical peels are natural. Glycolic acid comes from sugar cane, lactic acid from sour milk and salicylic acid from wintergreen. These products are safe to use as long as all risks and possible contraindications are assessed before the treatment. Also the word “acid” can have negative connotations. People are often taught that acids are dangerous because there are some that can severely burn the skin, such as battery acid. The fact is that some of the most beneficial non-irritating ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, actually help to heal the skin and cause no exfoliation at all.

Dr Chetna Ghura (Dermatologist, Skin image Clinic, Faridabad) says that ,It is advisable that you first consults your dermatologist and have proper skin test before chemical peel