A chemical Peel is usually part of the cosmetic regimen for most people serious about maintaining the quality and youthful appearance of their skin. Chemical peeling is quite common in many standard spa facilities.
During the chemical peel procedure, a chemical agent is applied to the skin surface. The chemical agent causes the top layer of the skin to dry up; much like sunburn and over a period of time the affected skin will peel off. The new skin that is produced by the body to replace the dead skin is usually smoother and more youthful.
There are different kinds of chemical products that are used for the process. Most are acids such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol)
Chemical peels can be used to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging, improve the appearance of scars, treat acne and pimples, reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches and treat other types of hyper pigmentation.
Chemical peels can be performed on any area of the body but is usually done on the face, neck and back of the hands and feet.
Light skinned people have better results with chemical peels and darker skinned people are more likely to have uneven skin tone after the procedure. Overall, the procedure is safe and effective when performed by a trained professional.
Speak to a professional today and see if a chemical peel is right for you.