Understanding the Value of Chemical Peels in Treating Acne

Chemical peel is a procedure that can be done by a dermatologist or by spas and salons estheticians. The strength of chemical peel differ where you wanted it to be done. Dermatologist can do chemical peels up to 70 percent while estheticians can only do it up to 30 percent. The condition of your skin is a good basis where to have your chemical peel done.

A chemical peel is a process of application of chemical solutions that is basically toxic. But it is done in a controlled manner. This forces death on your skin tissues. This then prompts your skin cells to regenerate making your skin looking fresh and young. It also helps in unclogging pores by removing dead skin cells o the top layer.

There are different types of chemical peels. What determines which type is best for you depends on your skin condition. Chemical peel can be superficial, medium or deep. Superficial chemical peel reaches the epidermis only – the top most layer of the skin. The medium type reaches to the superficial layer of the dermis. While deep chemical peel reaches the lower region of the dermis. Application of these chemicals vary. It varies in concentration and in the duration they are left to interact with your skin.

You know when your chemical peel is successful when you get to see the results. The appearance of your skin becomes more youthful especially in texture. It is usually done in four to six sessions before changes show on your skin. People who have undergone this procedure are the ones who usually suffer from acne. Many of them would say that they could see lesser acne lesions after several sessions. Chemical peel is a continuous process though. Its effect usually lasts for a month or two. After that you need to get another treatment so to keep acne at bay.

There are also some side effects in undergoing chemical peels. On the first week after your treatment, your skin will look a little bit redder than normal. Peeling of the skin is also obvious. On your second session, reddening lessens but then some experience skin darkening. For those who have dark tone, skin lightening occurs which can be permanent. If you are one of those individuals who are keloid prone or who have healing disabilities, it is advisable to have your peeling done with a dermatologist. It is important to discuss your skin condition first before undergoing the procedure.