Peel treatment is a process of removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow. This leads to a rejuvenated fresh, soft and glowing skin. This procedure is also used to treat skin problems like acne, scars, hyper pigmentation and sun damage.
Since the skin is very delicate, an experienced dermatologist or cosmetologist should only be consulted. They use chemical peels in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin. It becomes a blister and eventually peels off. This reveals a softer, smoother and less wrinkled skin. Chemical peels are done on face, neck and hands. This method is used all over the world to treat skin problems such as wrinkles and lines, acne scars, hyperactive pigmentation and sun damage. The professional at first cleans the skin thoroughly. Then chemical solutions such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol) are used on small areas of the skin.
During this procedure, some people feel a burning sensation that lasts about 5 to 10 minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses are used to ease the pain. Sometimes pain medication is also required. Peeling causes redness followed by scaling that lasts for three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four week interval. Medium depth peel may result in swelling and blisters, that may break crust, turn brown and peel off within 7 to 14 days. The skin is bandaged for several days on the treated part. Medium depth peels may be repeated in 6 to 12 months. A successful skin peel makes you look younger by years.