In a chemical peel, the top layers of skin are removed by applying a chemical solution to the skin. The skin that regenerates is softer. You might need to have a light or medium peel multiple times to obtain the desired results.
Scars, discolored skin, and wrinkles are all commonly treated with chemical peels on the face. They can be carried out independently or alongside other cosmetic operations. They can also be carried out at various depths, ranging from light to deep. Deeper chemical peels produce more dramatic effects, but they also require more time to heal.
You might also need to before your peel
- Use an antiviral drug. To help avoid a viral infection, your doctor may advise taking an antiviral medicine both before and after treatment.
- Apply retinol cream. To aid in healing, your doctor may advise using a retinoid cream for a few weeks prior to treatment, such as tretinoin (Renova, Retin-A).
- Use a bleaching substance. To lessen the possibility of side effects, your doctor can advise applying a retinoid cream, a bleaching agent (hydroquinone), or both before or after the surgery.
- Steer clear of direct sun exposure. Prior to the surgery, excessive sun exposure can result in permanently uneven pigmentation in the treated areas. With your doctor, go over sun protection measures and safe sun exposure levels.
- Avoid certain cosmetic procedures and hair removal methods. Stop using hair removal methods like electrolysis or depilatory about a week before the peel. Additionally, avoid using facial washes, facial masks, permanent waves, or hair straightening treatments in the week leading up to your peel. Start refraining from shaving the treatment areas 24 hours before your peel.
- Schedule a ride home. Plan a ride home if you will be sedated throughout the surgery.
Result of Chemical Peel
A gentle chemical peel reduces the visibility of fine wrinkles while enhancing skin tone and texture. Though slight, the effects are stronger with each session. Your skin will be considerably smoother after a medium chemical peel. You’ll notice a significant improvement in the appearance and texture of the treated regions following a thorough chemical peel. Results might not be long-lasting. New wrinkles and variations in skin tone might develop over time as a result of ageing and new sun damage.