Chemical Peels can improve the overall tone and texture of the skin, and reverse signs of aging. Peels are done by applying a chemical solution to the skin, which removes the unwanted outer layer, allowing new skin that is younger and fresher to develop. Chemical peels can be carried out on both the face and body.
There are different types of chemical peels – superficial, medium, or deep. The choice depends on the extent of the skin damage, as well as the desired results. Acids commonly used for the procedure include glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, and trichloroacetic acid.
Chemical peels can be used to:
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of mild scars
- Reduce age spots, melasma, and freckles
- Treat certain types of acne
- Smooth rough textured skin
What to expect during a chemical peel
First, your face is thoroughly cleansed in preparation for the application of the peel. The peel is then evenly applied to the skin, and left in place for 10-20 minutes. Recovery time varies from 7-14 days, but this depends on the type of peel administered.
How chemical peels rejuvenate the skin
Chemical peels cause the outer skin layer to exfoliate, and the skin starts to peel away within a day or two. The wound healing process stimulates the connective tissue and new collagen. As the collagen remodels over the following weeks, the skin develops a more even color, and smoother texture.
The skin is very susceptible to damage after treatment, so it is important to wear sunscreen when you go outside.
Our experienced team at Wellcare Medical has in-depth knowledge of the skin, along with years of skill and expertise performing chemical peels, so you are sure to get the maximum benefits you desire.
Call Dr. Mohsen today at (07) 3133 483 to learn more about how chemical peels can help your skin.