Top 5 Chemical Peels and Treatments for your Face
There is absolutely no reason why
anybody should go around with skin that looks worn or has acne marks
or discoloration. Chemical peels are safer than ever and even more
affordable. A facial peel employs the use of chemicals to remove the
top layer of damaged skin to reveal the glowing skin underneath.
Our skin consists of many different layers and we shed layers of skin
all the time. Unfortunately, we do not shed our skin evenly. By opting
for a facial peel you can be assured of an even skin tone that is
free from the damage of sun, acne scars and other imperfections.
Facial peels must be performed by an experienced dermatologist or
There are also chemical peels that
can be used in the privacy of your own home that can work well to
remove dead skin and wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin. Because the
process consists of essentially using a chemical to cause a layer
of skin to blister and fall off so the skin underneath can flourish,
people are advised to seek the advice of medical professionals instead
of attempting to do this at home.
Here then are the top five facial peels used in the cosmetic industry
1) Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peel
This is a light peel formula and is one of the easiest and safest
to use. In some products, AHA is used as part of a daily skin care
routine because it slowly removes the damaged skin and is very mild.
An Alpha Hydroxy facial peel will reduce the appearance of fine
wrinkles, reduce uneven skin tones, smooth rough skin, treat dryness
and improve areas of the skin that have been sun damaged.
Though generally safe, it is recommended that Alpha Hydroxy Acid
peels should be tested on a small area of skin first, as they may
cause redness and irritation. It also takes many treatments of this
product to achieve results.
Chemical facial peels can be dangerous but they are an effective
way to treat wrinkles.
2) Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel
This type of chemical facial peel is stronger than an alpha peel
and works quicker. This is not something that a person applies themselves
but is a mild chemical peel that is performed in the office of a
dermatologist. It will remove dead skin cells easier as it gets
deeper into the pores of the skin. Studies indicate that these types
of peels also control acne, which makes them great for dealing with
two problems at once.
Getting a Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel in the office of a dermatologist
does not require anesthesia. Your skin may feel tingly and look
red but it will hardly hurt at all. Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel has proven
to be an effective way to treat uneven skin tones, acne scars and
even oily skin.
3) Retinoic Acid Peel
This type of facial peel is also performed in the office of a plastic
surgeon or a dermatologist. This is a deeper peel than the Beta
Acid peel and is used to remove scars as well as wrinkles and pigmentation
problems. This type of facial peel often requires the use of a mild
anesthesia, although the doctor is not likely to put you totally
Although a Retinoic Acid peels works very well, it will take a few
days to heal from this procedure, so you may want to schedule some
time off work before you have this done. However, if you are troubled
by deep acne scars or have problems with pigmentation on your face,
this is an excellent facial peel.
4) Trichloroacetic Acid Peels
This is a deep peeling agent that penetrates deep beneath the skin
layers. This is used mostly on darker skin patients and can smooth
out wrinkles, relieve the skin of blemishes and correct any pigmentation
This type of peel can take several days to heal so again, and some
time off from work may be necessary in order to allow your skin
to heal. You will need to use sunblock or stay out of the sun for
several months after this procedure as well.
5) Phenol Peels
This is the strongest of the deep skin peels and is the most effective.
It is often used to remove precancerous growths but can also be
used to eliminate sun spots, smooth out deep wrinkles and remove
freckles. It can correct blotches and deep acne scars.
Phenol peels require twilight anesthesia and pain pills for after
the procedure as the pain can take at least a month to fully subside.
There is a risk that this procedure can permanently lighten the
skin as it can reduce the skin’s ability to produce pigment.
A person who undergoes a Phenol Peel must also protect themselves
from the sun for the rest of their life.
Facial peels are a great way to cosmetically refine your face. If
you are troubled by deep acne scars, pigmentation problems or wrinkles,
these peels will work wonders to smooth out your skin. While a deep
chemical peel may not be for everyone, it can raise the self esteem
of someone suffering from deep scars on their face.
You do not have to live with fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation
problems or blemishes. Facial peels can treat these conditions for
you safely and effectively and in most cases, you will not even
miss a day from work. Light chemical peels can be done quickly and
easily and generally cause no discomfort.
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