<h1>Would you look younger with a chemical peel
One of the techniques used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face,neck or hands caused by ageing,smoking,sun damage etc is a chemical peel.The treatment is done by applying a chemical solution to the skin that causes it to “blister” and eventually peel off, leaving the skin looking fresh,regenerated, with less signs of wrinkles and a smoother feel.
A chemical peel can also be used to correct skin pigmentation,treat acne and help to soften the scars left on the skin by acne. The final results and permenancy gained by a peel will depend on the depth treatment and the natural ageing process.
How is a Chemical Peel Performed?
A chemical peel can be undertaken as an outpatient case and normally takes between 30 minutes to a couple of hours depending on the type of treatment being administered (Deep or mild peel). After being thoroughly cleaned with an agent which removes any oil or grease from the skin the peeling solution is then applied,it is then left for the desired period of time, during which some discomfort may be experienced before finally,being neutralised.
The overall results of the chemical peel will really depend on the depth of the peel, with a deeper peel giving a more noticeable and longer lasting result,whereas, the overall effect of the mild peel will be that it will last for a lot shorter time and be far less noticeable.
Some redness and swelling may be experienced after treatment and it will normally take anything up to a couple of weeks to settle down,once again depending on the depth of the peel.Initially, periods of exposure to the sun should be avoided following treatment untill the skin heals properly.
As with a lot of things,there are one or two risks involved with having a chemical peel such as a risk of scarring along with uneven skin pigmentation and possibly a lower resistance to uv rays.