Acne is a skin condition, when there are plugged pores (comedosand whiteheads), and deeper lumps (nodules), inflamed pimples (pustules). Possible for acne to occur on the neck, chest, back, shoulders, scalp, and upper arms and legs but usually acne are most common on the face. Most people are able to cope with it with over-the-counter treatments. However acne can be more serious for some people. Because of more and more people demand efficient treatment, the beauty industry has been greatly improving different ways to fight with acne. A chemical peel is considered to be one of the most effective (if not the most).
Acne can be a socially exhausting disorder at any time, but it’s more expressed during time of adolescence. Individuals with severe acne suffer from being isolated by their peers, which leads to a low self-esteem and no confidence.
However, number of people suffering with acne increases. About 100% of women and men between 12-17 years have at least experienced an occasional whiteheads, comedos, or pimples, irrespective of ethnicity. In fact, in the United States, 40% of adolescents by their mid-teens, have acne severe enough to be treated by a physician.
Types of chemical peels used in acne treatment
Chemical peels for acne treatment are applied on the stricken area. The underlying, newer, unaffected skin is to revealed by the effect of the solution which acts on the farthest skin layers and cause them to disintegrate and be ‘peeled’ away.
Types of chemical peels are ranging from mild to deep penetration to cope with the severity of the acne or its scars. Mild skin peels include alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA’s) or beta hydroxy acids (BHA’s), medium skin peels usually consist of tricholoracetic acid (TCA), and deeper skin peels are made from carbolic acids, for instance, phenol.
It is essential to consult with the doctor or dermatologist to determine the best treatment, and to see if there is necessity to apply for chemical peel treatment. Sometimes, if your acne is too severe and still active, then chemical peel treatment may not help. The best candidates for these procedures are those who have feature of superficial acne, or people suffering from acne scars only.
Sometimes acne can be overcome in the youth well into young adulthood. When one has clear skin, but it is covered with scars, it’s time to make up one’s mind to get a chemical peel. During the chemical peel treatment skin becomes beautifully fresh and new. The process is not expensive and easy, and the results are astounding.
Light chemical peels are quite well-known treatments offered at day spas, salons and dermatology cabinets. They are the most gentle of all chemical skin peels, so there is no standstill. At the matter fact, you can get one done quickly over a lunch hour and return to work directly afterwards, that is why these peels are often called “lunchtime peels”. Having a light chemical peel treatment, the skin is flaked using an alpha or beta hydroxy acid. These peels can cope with both mild and moderately severe cases of acne, and can be applied over the face or other body area where pimples are, because there are series of procedures to be done. Light chemical peels are also used to change the look of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin texture and fade discolourments.