We use chemical peels to treat a variety of skin issues like hyperpigmentation, seborrheic keratoses, breakout, fine lines, rosacea, actinic keratoses, scarring, and much more.
A typical chemical peels treatment involves careful exfoliation of the outer skin layer with the help of an acid. The skin will then be allowed to heal.
The top two layers of skin are usually exfoliated using chemical peels. Those are the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin, while the dermis is the one just below the epidermis layer. A simple chemical peel would only remove the damaged skin cells of the epidermis layer. Sometimes based on the desired results, we will also suggest a deeper peel where a small amount of the dermis layer would also be removed.
With that basic knowledge about Chemical Peels, let’s take a look at why people opt for the chemical peels treatment.
7 Reasons to Embrace Chemical Peels for your Skin
When you opt for chemical peels treatments, you get the option of being treated with different types of peels, which vary based on the strength of the acid, the level of skin damage, and the desired results. Based on these factors, we will choose the right peel for you.
There are many types of peels that are very effective – alpha hydroxy acid peel like glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels, phenol peel, retinoic acid peel, TCA Peel, etc. Out of them, the glycolic acid peel is used to treat pigmentation that is rooted beneath the skin by targeting different layers of the skin.
The after-effects are pretty mild
The result of chemical peel treatment depends on the chemical composition, strength, and type of chemical peel that is being used. Irrespective of the type of chemical peel used, the treatment has minimal to no side effects. Patients experience slight redness in the treated area – this is temporary and can be easily hidden by makeup. Patients can also sometimes experience minor flaking or skin shredding occasionally; again, this is barely noticeable. In fact, patients can start applying makeup 24-48 hours after the treatment. In other words, there is hardly any downtime after this treatment.
It improves cell turnover
Chemical peels help by stimulating the production of new cells and exfoliating the dead cells. This directly leads to increased cell turnover. The new skin formed is less wrinkled and has a youthful appearance when compared to the old skin. To achieve the desired result, we suggest repeating the chemical peel procedure after 2-3 weeks. People with sensitive skin can also benefit from this procedure.
It treats a wide variety of skin issues
Medical practitioners across the globe have found that chemical peels help treat a myriad of skin-related conditions. For example, it is used to treat fine lines formed around the mouth, wrinkles that are caused due to sun damage or age factors, acne (select types), freckles, uneven skin color, age spots, sunspots, liver spots, actinic keratosis (precancerous scaly spots), dull complexion, rough skin, scaly patches, and melasma (dark patches) caused due to pregnancy.
Though not exactly a reason to embrace chemical peeling, it shows that thousands of people trust this treatment and undergo them regularly. In other words, you get your social proof. The chemical peel market is also on a steep rise as the number of people choosing to get a chemical peel treatment is increasing year by year. According to a study, the chemical peel market revenue was around $2 billion in 2016, and it is expected to reach $3.1billion.
Can be combined with other cosmetic procedures
We always suggest our patients who have undergone skin rejuvenation treatments like fillers, botox injections, skin resurfacing get a chemical peel treatment in addition to it. A chemical peel treatment does not interfere with the results of other treatments. In fact, it enhances the appearance of the person even further and leads to a holistic improvement in skin health.
The treatment is cost-effective
The logic is pretty simple – There are no complex equipment or instruments required to perform a chemical peel treatment. As a result, the costs associated with chemical peel are pretty nominal making it a very affordable treatment. Due to its affordability, many patients use chemical peel treatment as an introductory procedure before moving on to other skin rejuvenation treatments.
A large volume of people has benefited from chemical peel treatments. Every individual who wants to have healthier skin should opt for this treatment as it produces excellent results and there is no downtime after the procedure. The treatment also works best for the majority of people, irrespective of their skin type. Now if you are unsure of where to begin with this treatment and you are in the vicinity of Bengaluru, then you should definitely visit our clinic.
Dr. Renu offers the best Chemical Peel treatment in Bengaluru and has over ten years of experience in it.
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