For centuries, members of ancient civilizations have used chemical peels to rejuvenate their skin. Cleopatra practiced the art of chemical peeling by regularly bathing in sour goat’s milk. The lactic acid contained within the sour milk acted as the active ingredient to leave her skin feeling rejuvenated.
A chemical peel may be just what you need to reveal a radiant, younger looking you. Chemical peels offer a way to address ageing skin, sun damage, acne, and skin discoloration effectively. The procedure helps your skin to appear smoother, healthier, plumper, and tighter.
The process involves the controlled application of a chemical solution onto the skin. The procedure eliminates layers of damaged skin cells and promotes new, healthy skin cell growth. The treatment is used to resurface the skin to improve imperfections in skin tone/color and diminish lines & wrinkles. There is a variety of chemical peel choices depending on your aesthetic goals. Chemical peels are divided into superficial (light), medium, and deep.
Superficial (light) chemical peels are gentle and are used for more subtle rejuvenation and milder skin conditions. The chemical used in this peel stays on the skin for a shorter period of time than deeper chemical peels and recovery time is shorter. Light chemical peels require several treatment sessions for more effective results compared to stronger chemical peels.
Medium chemical peels have effects and recovery time that exist somewhere between superficial and deep chemical peels. They affect deeper skin layers than the light chemical peels do. This is a good option for those who have more pronounced skin damage. Medium chemical peels do not require as much recovery time as deep chemical peels.
Deep chemical peels produce the most dramatic results after only one treatment. However, deep chemical peels have long recovery times and clients should fully understand that deep chemical might render the new skin layers unable to tan. Deep chemical peels are designed to treat heavy skin damage.
After a light to medium chemical peel, you can expect some redness and swelling in the area that was treated. It can be covered with makeup and you can typically go back to your normal daily activities immediately. The skin will shed over the course of about one week, depending on the extent of the chemical peel. During this period, the skin will be renewing itself. Deep chemical peels have a longer recovery period. You may need to take a few days to rest and recover before resuming normal daily activities.
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