A cosmetic peel is a solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and thus stimulate the production of new skin cells. Peels are of many types and have variable effects, such as to reduce wrinkling, even out any pigmentation, reduce acne, post-acne red marks and dark stains and also to restore a youthful appearance.
It need not be only the face, for, chemical peels can be used even on the arms, legs, back and neck just to name a few.
Depending on your skin type, tone and texture after a thorough clinical examination, the treating physician applies the peel in a specified manner. Multiple sessions are usually required for a desirable outcome.
The procedure is quick and there is no down time- so one can go back to work in a jiffy!
Cosmetic Peel Benefits
Cosmetic peels can effectively improve some skin conditions including:
Q.What do Cosmetic peels do?
Cosmetic peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and thus removing superficial layers of the skin. As a result, Cosmetic peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and improve skin problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and skin impurities.
Q. What should I expect during treatment?
Procedures may vary dependent on the type of Cosmetic peel chosen. Skin is prepped using a medical degreaser to ensure the treated area is free of any oils left on the skin. The Cosmetic agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. Most patients feel a mild stinging which is temporary and usually subsides after a few minutes. Some peels are
Q.Why did I not have any visible peeling after my peel?
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel. Regardless of the degree of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation
Q. How do I care for my skin after the peel?
Use of a soap free gentle cleanser shall be used to wash your face, scrubs and wash cloths should be avoided while skin is peeling. Application of a hydrating moisturizer twice a day or as often as necessary is recommended to relieve dryness and control peeling. TNS ceramide cream, Elta intense moisturizer or Neocutis bio cream are all highly suggested. A physical Sunblock must be worn daily. Its best to avoid prolonged sun exposure for 1-week post peel.
Q. How long do the results last?
With good sun protection, results can last months or years, depending on the depth of the peel. Generally, the deeper peels have a more long lasting effect.