The skin is the largest organ in the body. It protects man (and other animals) from the outside environment. Aside from being the largest part of the body, the skin is also considered to be among the many measures of beauty, health, and wellness. This is the reason why many people are conscious about their skin.
There are already many products and procedures that can help smoothen and clear out the skin in order to have a younger-looking one. But you have to be aware that the environment and diet can also affect the skin’s overall condition. This causes the skin to look dull and feel rough. Nobody wants to look old because of the skin’s texture.
Among the many procedures that people go for in order to have a smoother skin is the chemical peel. This is usually a chemical solution that is directly applied to the skin and removes the the dead skin layer and show the younger layer underneath.
There are different kinds of chemical peels out there and they vary on strength and type. There are peels that can immediately peel off the skin after the procedure, while there are some that peels with a short downtime. Patients can consult with their dermatologists and discuss which kind of peel they want. The doctor can also suggest the best kind of peel that will suit the patient’s needs.
The good thing about chemical peel is that it can reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It can also even out hyperpigmentation, scarring, acne marks, and dark spots on the skin. One can also have a smoother and softer skin through such peeling. In order to achieve an ideal result, the patient has to repeat the peeling procedure a couple of times. Each procedure will also need a few weeks apart in order to fully heal the skin before the next session.
The peeling process only takes an hour or less to finish when done in the dermatologist’s office. The length will depend on the kind of treatment. The procedure starts with the doctor cleaning the skin and applying the solution afterwards. The patient will have to wait and let the solution sit in the skin for a few minutes. Then the doctor will apply a neutralizer and a moisturizer. Wearing sunscreen at all times is required for those who got their peels. If possible, try to avoid being under the sun as well. Patients may experience redness of the skin and a stinging sensation after the procedure. However, these effects will disappear after a few days.
Consulting with the doctor is a must before getting any chemical peel. This is to ensure that the patient’s skin is suitable for such a treatment. People with sensitive or dark skin might not be suitable for a chemical peel so getting the doctor’s opinion should be done first.