Homemade masks and lotions improve the condition of the skin, but only for a short period of time and require repeated and regular use. They will not be able to cope with serious skin problems. And if any, you need to contact a professional cosmetologist in a salon. Chemical peel is very popular today: the difference before and after the procedure is significant. It is a very efficient and effective way to solve many skin problems and shine with beauty.
Chemical face peel: the essence of the procedure
Chemical peel involves the injection of a special chemical agent (acid) under the skin; it is embedded in the structure of the cell and causes its regeneration. Each medication operates in a different way. There are several types of chemical peels.
It involves the destruction of the top layer of skin, resulting in the active cell growth next to the destroyed layer; under stress, the cells divide and produce elastin and collagen. Salicylic acid is most commonly used as a drug. As a rule, from 5 to 10 treatment sessions are held. The recovery period (reddening of the skin) lasts for only one day.
Cell destruction occurs at a deeper level. Trichloroacetic or salicylic acid and phenol are used as a drug. The recovery period (marked reddening of the skin, itching, peeling and swelling) lasts for a week. The repeated course can be carried out within six months.
The most effective and the most painful procedure is deep peel; its effect lasts for a very long time, and the results are much more obvious than in the case of surface or medium peel. Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is used as a drug. Such cleaning is carried out exclusively in stationary conditions, as it implies a recovery period of almost a month and requires professional care. In case of deep peel, repeated procedures are no longer necessary. Besides, the effect may persist for up to 10 years.
Chemical face peel is a burn
Despite the fact that a chemical peel is inherently a skin burn with acid, one should not be afraid of unexpected results. The whole procedure is under full control of the professionals who are responsible for it. Do not be afraid of pain: modern methods of anesthesia turn chemical peel into a painless procedure.
Chemical peel at home
The results of chemical peel have won the hearts of modern women, and one can buy chemical peel in professional stores and pharmacies and carry out the whole procedure at home. However, doing so is not recommended without special knowledge: it can cause severe burns.
Chemical peel indications
Who is recommended chemical face peel and what problems can be solved with it? The indications for this procedure include:
- aging, fading and wrinkled skin, of yellowish color and with drooping folds;
- scars after injuries or surgeries;
- acne (blackheads) and post-acne (scars after squeezing acne);
- rosacea (pink acne);
- dyschromia (abnormal skin color – too yellow, gray, earthy, very red, etc.);
- pigmentation (freckles);
- horny or scaly skin on the face;
- ingrown hairs on the face.
Chemical peel contraindications
If you do not consider all contraindications for the procedure, the reviews of chemical face peel are always the most positive. However, it is not recommended to do chemical face cleaning in the following cases:
- cutaneous viral infections (e.g., viral warts or herpes);
- launched acne;
- somatic diseases;
- thyroid disease;
- open or fresh wounds on the face;
- spider veins on the face;
- sensitive, thin skin.
When is it best to do a chemical peel?
In addition to the above mentioned information, it is not recommended to do a chemical peel in spring or summer, since UV negatively affects the outcome of the procedure; it can cause side effects and prolong the healing of tissues.
Compliance with all contraindications guarantees an excellent result after the procedure. You cannot guarantee anything, if you have decided to do a chemical peel at home: nobody will be responsible for the effect in this case.
Chemical peel: before and after – the results
The skin condition before and after the chemical peel differs greatly. When redness and swelling caused by the burn disappear (2-3 weeks after the peel), you will appreciate the results of this miraculous procedure. The effect will depend on the type of peel which you have selected.
1. Superficial chemical peel
- complexion improves: the skin is lightened;
- the lumpy and uneven skin texture is smoothed;
- it prevents the appearance of new acne;
- the skin pores become narrower.
2. Medium chemical peel
- the skin becomes elastic and resilient;
- scars and striae are smoothed;
- surface dark spots are visibly lightened;
- fine wrinkles disappear;
- warts and keratoses (skin thickening) disappear.
3. Deep chemical peel
- Deeper wrinkles are smoothed;
- scars are aligned;
- even deep dark spots disappear;
- the contour of the face are tightened, the skin is surprisingly elastic, as if it were 20 years old.
If you have more serious problems with the skin, which do not allow you to live in peace, give rise to many complexes and prevent you from enjoying your own reflection in the mirror, chemical face peel is your salvation.