Have you ever had a facial peel? Have you ever wanted to try one? Would you like to know what all the hype is about? Chemical facial peels are very popular methods used to treat all sorts of different facial skin issues, and they may be something you’re considering for dealing with your skin issues. Remember that chemical peels don’t take care of every skin problem you may be dealing with, but they’re often a great place to get started. Whether you buy an over-the-counter peel or you go to a salon or spa to have one done professionally, you should make sure you choose one that will best treat your specific problem.
What does a chemical peel do?
When you get a chemical peel, you will go to the dermatologist or salon where you’re having it done and be treated with a chemical solution on the affected skin. This solution will cause your skin to exfoliate, which will, in turn, make your skin peel off. You can have this done in a mild version, a medium version, or a deep version, depending on your needs.
A mild peel can be done at home or at most salons. It will help with rough skin, discoloration, and general overall skin appearance. A medium peel can help with wrinkles and fine lines, age spots, and freckles. A deep peel is designed to completely remove age spots and freckles as well as some mild scarring. This can only be done once because it is harsh on the skin.
Take note that many over-the-counter peels burn and feel uncomfortable, and if you aren’t prepared to manage these side effects on your own, you may be much better off going to a specialist to have this type of treatment done.
What can a chemical peel treat?
This may all sound like something you want to try, but what if your skin condition isn’t something that can really be treated with a chemical peel? What are some of the reasons why you might want to try a chemical peel in the first place? Although they can’t be used to treat everything, they can help a lot with a handful of very common facial problems. Try a chemical peel if you’re dealing with any of the following:
- Wrinkles and fine lines from aging, sun damage, and more. If you’re worried about wrinkles, a chemical peel can help. While it likely won’t get rid of the wrinkles entirely, it can help your face look brighter and more youthful as well as make the wrinkles less noticeable.
- Age spots and dark spots. If you have a new dark spot appear on your skin, always speak to your doctor first before trying any other treatments. If your doctor tells you that it isn’t a cause for concern, however, you may want to try a chemical peel to get rid of it.
- Scars and skin texture. If you have mild scarring on your face or if you have a skin texture that you aren’t happy with (such as dry skin or oily skin), a chemical peel may be able to help.