With advancements in medical care, techniques for aesthetic improvements of the skin have also become more effective. Facial peels, also known as chemical peels employs the safe use of mild acidic solutions to exfoliate off the upper layers of dead cells on the skin’s surface, and expose the smoother young skin beneath.
The treatment process can take up to 30 minutes after which the skin starts shedding off the upper layers over a period of one week. For long-term results, your dermatologist will advise you to go for 3 sittings with a gap of 4-6 weeks in-between each session. Here are some of the important benefits of chemical peels:
-It exfoliates the skin, thus improving the skin’s clarity and revealing a brighter, smoother and more even-toned skin texture.
-It stimulates the production of new collagen and healthy skin, revealing a radiant complexion.
-It helps in better absorption of skin care products as it sloughs off the hindering dead skin cells on the surface.
-It minimizes the effects of sun damage by reducing sun spots, blotchiness, discolorations and fine lines caused by frequent exposure to the sun.
-Mild peels can be used to control acne breakouts aside from freckles and pigmentation problems.
-It can even help in reversal of melasma, an unsightly form of chronic hyper pigmentation that can affect people’s self-esteem. Melasma has been linked with hormonal issues, pregnancy as well as the use of birth control pills.
-It also helps in reducing skin imperfections like acne marks, superficial scars and blemishes. Mild salicylic acid or lactic acid may be used to address acne and blackhead issues while trichloroacetic acid is more effective in fading facial scars. Repeat treatments with sufficient time lags are usually required for effective scar removal.
-It helps in control of excessive blackheads by removing upper dead skin cell layers, thereby opening up pores and skimming off blackheads lodged in them.
-It improves the hydration of the skin, giving it a better tone and improved, naturally glowing skin.
-It is one of the best ways to fade away fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. While a medium peel is effective on moderate wrinkle lines, a deep peel might be needed for deeper and more prominent wrinkles.
After undergoing facial peels, it’s important you stay out of the sun for at least a week to prevent further skin damage.
If you are living in Bangalore, then you are in luck as the Dr Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic in Koramangala offers excellent facial peels under the strict care of renowned dermatologist and cosmetologist, Dr Rasya Dixit.
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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.