The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. Originally, it was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. Today, chemical facial peels are popular, because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution such as alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.
A chemical peel is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation by exfoliating the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture and color. In addition to full facial rejuvenation, certain types of skin peels can also be used for spot treatments and as a way to remove stretch marks or rejuvenate skin elsewhere on the body.
Chemical peels can alleviate acne, smooth wrinkles, improve skin texture, eliminate age spots or reduce the effects of sun damage. The different types of chemical peels come in varying strengths and provide different levels of treatment.
Deep chemical peels involve a longer procedure and recovery time that can last up to several months in some cases. Patients who want to correct blotches caused by sun exposure or age, minimize coarse wrinkles, or remove a pre-cancerous growth may benefit from a deep peel. Potential deep chemical peel candidates should be aware that the treatment may take up to an hour to complete. Following this treatment, you will be required to wear sunscreen whenever exposed to sunlight to aid in the healing process.
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