If you’ve been wondering what chemical peels are, how they work and whether you should get one done, we’ve summed up a short guide through this treatment technique to help you stay informed and make up your mind!
- Chemical peels are used to improve the texture of the skin, especially on your face but can also be done on the body. They are different than mechanical peels because they use chemical solutions that cause dead skin to slough and peel off.
- Some chemical peels can be administered without medical license, but it’s recommended to seek a professional to do the treatment.
- Chemical peels help not only with improving skin texture, but also with acne, scarring and pigmentation. With deep peels, wrinkles are addressed as well!
- These treatments usually require no sedation or anesthesia
- If you have allergies or cold sores, chemical peels may worsen them so keep in mind to tell all the small things to the esthetician, dermatologist or plastic surgeon performing the treatment!
- The most common types of chemical peels are AHA and BHA
- After a chemical peel, your skin may be particularly sensitive for a couple of days. Also, sun exposure is not a good idea after a chemical peel, so consider doing it in autumn or winter.
These are the most basic important facts one needs to know about chemical peels. If you think this procedure is exactly what you need, find out more about it to make a completely informed decision.
If your skin is in need of some freshening and you have a professional you trust with your skin, chemical peel might be just what you’re looking for!
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