Chemical facial peels are very effective at decreasing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, fading age spots and evening out the skin tone. Facial peels remove the outer layer of skin that is damaged, dead or wrinkled and have become popular as a means of rejuvenating the skin in the face.
Chemical Facial Peels - What To Expect
Chemical facial peels have become increasingly popular over the years in order to rejuvenate the skin in the face. The process can be very effective for every different skin type, depending on the type of skin peel you get. The treatment is designed to remove the outer layer of skin that is damaged, dead or wrinkled. Many people want to know what kind of result they can expect from a facial peel treatment, and this depends on your skin type and the treatment you choose. There are different degrees of peels, from light peels that can be applied at home, to deep facial peels that are only available under professional care. Certain skin types and problems react better to peels than others, so the results can be anything from non-visible to quite dramatic.
What kind of positive differences are visible after the facial peel?
Peels are very effective at decreasing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
Peels can also help get rid of acne blemishes and scarring from stretch marks and acne.
Some people experience the elimination of age spots.
The general tone of the skin evens out.
Some of the risks associated with facial peels
The risks are more sever with deep chemical facial peels.
Many women experience swelling or redness in the treated area and there may be some sensation of stinging or burning.
It should be noted that these effects are usually mild, and should be expected. Some of the more serious side effects include infection and allergic reactions. There are some really nasty pictures on the internet of people that have had these reactions to chemical facial peels, so it is important to consult your dermatologist or doctor to ensure you don't have any skin allergies that might prevent you from undergoing this treatment.
Watch this video to see steps on how to apply a facial chemical peel.
How to get the best results from a home Facial Peel
Know Your Skin Type: Oily, Dry or Combination. Get the skin peel product that suits your skin type and be sure to follow the instructions for the best results. There are many different types of facial peels. A basic guide is that a light peel is used for wrinkles, sun damage and skin breakouts. Medium peels are predominantly used by people who have more skin imperfections as a result of sun damage and aging, and deeper peels are used when the skin is severely wrinkled or sun damaged. Follow up treatments after using a skin peel is vitally important. An on-going routine of staying out of the sunlight and applying moisturizers needs to take place to maintain a smooth and soft face.
The Dangers of Fruit Acid Facial Peels
The first step is finding out if you are a candidate for a chemical peel. Fair skinned people with light hair are consider the best candidates for an acid facial peel, simply because the more pigment there is in the skin the higher the chance of visible scarring occurring. When you get a fruit acid or chemical facial peel from a doctor, you are required to sign a consent form stating clearly that you understand the risks associated with this procedure and cannot hold the persons administering the acid responsible or accountable for damage done to your face. The fact that you have to do this should make you aware that visible scarring and perhaps irreversible damage can occur to your face! When the chemical peel is applied, it literally burns the surface skin cells- dead or alive, and cannot differentiate, they just burn. This is why the skin stings. The deeper the peel the stronger the solution of chemicals are used and are more risky. If the basal cell layer of the dermis is penetrated and these cells are burned then scar tissue will develop. Even if the scarring is not visible, the damage at the cellular level has been done. Before embarking on a chemical facial peel, consider the safer, more natural alternatives.