A number of cosmetic maladies can be minimized using a chemical peel, a skin treatment which improves the evenness of color and texture of the skin via the application of a chemical solution in multiple layers. Chemical peels can ease those who suffer hyperpigmentation, crow’s feet, Melisma, sagging or sun damaged skin, and many other common problems. They can also be used as a preventative measure to maintain a youthful appearance and slow down the aging process.
Chemical peels range in cost, as the type and intensity of the treatment varies. There are inexpensive at-home peels, or superficial peels, on the market for the do-it-yourselfers out there that can help with some mild discoloration. However, for men and women with more serious cases of acne scarring or wrinkles, you will likely require a visit to have your chemical peel done by a professional to see much of a difference. In a plastic surgeon’s office or a medical spa, licensed skincare professionals can provide you with superficial peels but also medium peels and deep peels. Medium peels can help those seeking anti-aging benefits such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and can improve deeper discoloration. Deep peels are used for such cases as moderate wrinkles and scarring. When it comes to professional treatments, costs typically can range from $200-$500. Many are swearing it’s worth every penny for the dramatic results, especially when treatments are recurrent.
Not to mention that the procedure is typically considered to be significantly less painful than alternative methods such as microneedling and Fraxel laser treatment. It simply stings and comes with a few days of redness and irritation. The reaction tends to be similar to a sunburn, as it is intended to regenerate skin on the face, neck and hands by causing the old skin to exfoliate and peel away. Recovery from a superficial chemical peel can take up to seven days. Medium chemical peels can be expected to take at least a week, and up to 14 days and deep peels can take 14 to 21 days. Lotions, ointments and medications will be recommended and prescribed to aide in the healing process.
It is recommended that you do a lot of research to find the right person for the job. If you wish to schedule an appointment with a trusted professional, you must select a board certified plastic surgeon and schedule an in-depth consultation. At this consultation, you should be prepared to discuss your medical history, such as allergies, medical conditions and medication you take. There are certain people who will not be able to have a chemical peel done. While quite safe in general, it is not without the risk of complication, but for those seeking an effective non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can dramatically improve even serious problems.