What A Chemical Peel Is And Its Benefits For Your Skin

Chemical peel application

The skin is our body’s largest organ. It is the first thing we notice when we encounter other people. We make assumption about other people, based on how their skin looks and, if we touch them, how it feels. This may seem basic to most people but to others, first impressions are everlasting ones.

What is A Chemical Peel?

Do not freak out! It is not as scary as it sounds. Your skin will not fall off and your world will not end. It is simply a procedure performed by a licensed physician or dermatologist. First, a chemical compound is applied to the skin to remove wrinkles, acne, rough spots, freckles and fine lines. Next, the chemical works its way into the skin, driving the stubborn packets of bad oil that causes zits, acnes, warts, fine lines and other blemishes. Finally, these packets of dead oil are loosened and extracted from the pores. This allows healthy skin cells to grow, which equals cleaner and flowing skin.

Who Would Benefit the Most from Chemical Peel?

Generally, people with lighter skin and hair are better candidates for this procedure than those who are of a darker hue. The reason for this is due to the nature of the ingredients in the peeling process, blotches of uneven skin (blotches of skin being lighter than other parts of the body.) Furthermore, peels don’t respond well to acne, skin sags, freckles and bulges. Laser surgery would be best way to remove or reduce these blemishes and for age spots and fine lines.

What Should I Know Before I Get Peel?

For my readers, I have a stern word of caution. Prior to the procedure, your doctor will ask you about your medical history, including any recent rashes and breakdowns. Depending on the doctor’s recommendation, you might need to stop taking certain medications and/or have your skin prepared by taking antibiotics. The most common one is Retinol-A. These are taken in advance of the procedure. Drink alcohol on a regular basis? You should stop use until after the procedure, but a doctor would advise of you the proper way to do this.

What If You Have Large Pores?

Chemical skin peels can only reduce pores that is enlarged, due to clogs in the skin or even sunburns. However, it will not reduce pores any smaller than what our genes allow. Our genes decide how big or small our pores are. Wrinkles, acne, deep lines, freckles and age spots are results of moderate to heavy clogs, or buildup of oils. Once these issues are resolved, smooth skin can be achieved.

Safety Information

Peels are known to be safe. Just like with any invasive procedure, there are risks and side effects. Other than the ones mentioned above, you could experience some itching at the treatment areas and it will take a while for acne, deep lines and wrinkles to go away.

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