Chemical Peel Before And After

Introduction

Wonderful advancements have been made in the field of beautification, especially for women. On the healthcare front, there is a specialty field for this subject – cosmetology. Several specialists offer treatment for facial and body beautification. A Chemical Peel Before And After is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin. It uses a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. Usually, the regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Hence there is the derived term, ‘chemical peel’.

Chemical peels are hugely popular. Some types of chemical peels can be purchased and administered without a medical license. It is an interesting exercise to learn about the chemical peel (treatment – before & after.

Chemical Peel Before And After

Types of chemical peels

•    Alpha hydroxyl acid peels
•    Beta hydroxyl acid peels
•    Retinoic acid peels
•    Trichloroacetic acid peels
•    Phenol peels

 Benefits of chemical peel treatment

A chemical will help in the following:

•    Decrease hyper pigmentation
•    Give you a “glow”
•    Help your skin produce more collagen
•    Improve minor scarring
•    Improve the texture of your skin
•    Improve your skin’s ability to hold moisture
•    Increase the cell turnover rate of your skin
•    Leave your skin smooth
•    Make your skin look dewy
•    Make your skin look more even-toned
•    Make your skin softer
•    Reduce fine lines
•    Unclog pores and help clear up acne

However, it is important to note that a Chemical Peel Before And After cannot make dramatic improvements to deep wrinkles or very sagging skin.  Conditions like that need to be treated with lasers or cosmetic surgery.

Chemical peel process

How Are Peels Performed? -> Before you get a peel you should exfoliate at home or have a professional microdermabrasion treatment so that your skin in properly prepped for the peel.  Your skin will be cleansed and “degreased” before the peel is actually applied.  This means that all surface oils and debris are removed so that the peel can penetrate properly.

How Does It Feel? -> You will feel warmth over the area being peeled during the procedure.  The esthetician performing the peel will either fan the area being peeled or provide you with a small electric fan to hold over the area.  You may feel stinging, burning, and even itching while the peel in performed.  Those sensations will stop once the peel is over.  Your esthetician will check in with you throughout the peel so if you ever feel any great discomfort she or he will know to stop the peel immediately.

What to Expect After a Peel -> Your skin will be quite sensitive to the sun following a peel so be extra vigilant about sunscreen use following your peel.   Because of this it usually isn’t a good idea to get peels in the summer or right before going on a vacation to a warm climate.Following a peel your skin will feel tight and then a little dry.  You may remain red for an hour or so following the peel.  If you peel after the chemical peel treatment peeling will begin approximately 3 to 5 days following your peel.  The extent of peeling varies according to the person and the depth of the peel.  Not everyone peels following a chemical peel actually.  Some people have some mild itchy following their peels.

Tips for Better Results After a Chemical Peel

•    Do not scratch or rub the treated skin. While the skin may burn, itch, or swell, it is important to resist the urge to scratch or rub. Scratching and rubbing tend to diminish results. To alleviate the discomfort, apply a cold compress.

•    Keep your skin moist and supple. This will give you better results. If the skin dries out and cracks, scarring may occur.

•    Do not pick at scabs. After a deep peel, the face tends to scab, but picking at scabs can increase the risk of an infection, skin discoloration, and scarring.

•    Wear sunscreen daily once your skin heals. Applying sunscreen before your makeup will help maintain the results.

Some visual examples

          Before                              After  
   

Summary

There are some precautions to be take, some tips to be followed and some prior ideas required for chemical peel (treatment) – before and after. .

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