Chemical peeling improves the texture of the skin. The goal of chemical peeling is to remove a controlled thickness of damaged skin in order to stimulate normal healing and skin rejuvenation. The effects of chemical peeling are similar to what can be achieved with other skin resurfacing methods, with a few important differences. Chemical peels involve the application of solutions to the skin to cause exfoliation of the damaged, outer layers. Chemical peels are generally the least expensive of the three methods available for improvement of the quality of facial skin. Following chemical peeling, the healing process begins immediately. With superficial peels, there is no downtime. With deeper peels, the shedding of the outer layers is completed by seven to ten days.
One should thoroughly cleanse one’s face with a nonresidue soap in the evening before and morning of the procedure. Under proper anaesthesia, solutions are applied to the skin. Afterwards, a thin layer of petroleum jelly is applied to encourage healing.
After deeper peels, patient will experience peeling in two days that will be complete by seven to ten days. With superficial peels, one should be able to resume your normal daily activities immediately following the procedure, including the application of makeup and sunscreen.
- Improve the appearance of mild scarring
- Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and color
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth etc.