Chemical peel is a skin peel of fairly high safety. It implies application of acid solution to eliminate dead and damaged epithelium cells on skin. This is claimed to improve complexion and promote even healthy skin. Chemical peel procedure performed by an experienced professional safely removes wrinkles and improves skin tone. To provide safety your dermatologist will question you on your expectations before the peel procedure. Then you’ll be told about possible consequences.
Merits of chemical skin peels
Chemical peel is known as an effective treatment for wrinkled, sun-damaged, blemished skin. It restores youthful radiant looks.
Three types of chemical skin peels can be differed. Each has its own benefits.
Mild chemical peel improves skin texture, reduces acne scars and sun damage.
Medium chemical peel has the power to treat acne as well. Moreover, it levels complexion, eliminates wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and age spots.
Deep chemical peel recovers sun-damaged epidermis, reduces deep, rough wrinkles, and even removes precancerous tumours.
Consult your cosmetologist on safe skin peel choice.
How safe chemical peels are?
Commonly there are no side-effects. Chemical peels are considered safe. However, in rare cases scarring, numbness and infection are possible. Sometimes mild and medium chemical peels are followed by mild irritations, reddening and skin flaking. This won’t last longer than a few days. Deeper skin peel is likely to require more time for recovery. It may cause plentiful flaking. Follow recommendations of your cosmetologist on pre- and post-procedure care to avoid possible side effects and ensure safety.
As usual, chemical peel is safe and has no serious consequences. Most patients who have made skin peel are eager to repeat the treatment, even though it may result in lasting scarring, pigment alterations and chemical burns in rare cases. Therefore, you should take measures to ensure safety of chemical peel procedure. Provide your cosmetologist with substantial medical history. Your doctor has to know if you have one of the following:
- heart disease;
- repeated fever blisters or cold sores;
- susceptibility to scaring.
How safe deep chemical peel is?
Deep chemical peels especially phenol skin peels may have some particular side-effects and precautions. Deep chemical peel is not so safe. It may result in lasting skin darkening (hyperpigmentation) or enduring lightening (hypopigmentation). Those who have dark complexion are more likely to suffer from pigmentation alterations. Phenol peels are not safe for those who have a family history of heart disease. Tell your doctor about any family heart problems before taking chemical peel to provide safety. You should be aware that deep chemical peels are performed under anesthesia, which implies that special safety measures should be taken to minimize the risk of anesthesia-related complications and make skin peel procedure as safe as possible.