Skin Peeling Treatment is also known as Desquamation Treatment.
Peeling skin could be a result of various causes like exposure to sunlight rich in ultra-violet rays that is detrimental to the skin, use of medications containing retinoids and benzoyl peroxide which are used to treat acnes and other skin problems, pre-existing skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis and extreme dryness.
Skin peeling treatment exfoliates the skin by removing the dead cells and making way for new skin cells to develop. There are various methods of skin peeling treatment like Yellow Peel, Agripeel, Pumpkin Peel, Peel Booster, AHA Peel, and Chemical Peel.
Chemical Peel again comes in various forms where acids are used to treat different kinds of skin disorders. The Chemical Peel treatment includes Salicylic Acid Peel, Glycolic Acid Peel, Trichloroacetic Acid Peel, Phenol Peel, and Fruit Acid Peel. Chemical skin peeling is the best way to treat acnes, acne scars, freckles, rough and patchy skin. The treatment should be followed by certain measures. For example, one should avoid anti-acne creams 2-3 days prior and post to treatment. Sun-screen lotion should be applied after treatment and the individual should refrain from washing his/her face for 24 hours after the treatment. If rashes or redness is observed cold compress should be applied on the affected area.
Skin Peeling Treatment comes in various formats.
Yellow Peel is applied to enhance the oxygen supply to the skin and it makes the skin firm.
An Agripeel reduces the number of swelling in the skin.
An AHA Peel works best to cure dry skin as it improves the skin’s capacity to retain moisture.
Pumpkin is a natural product rich in Vitamin A and a Pumpkin Peel rejuvenates damaged skin.
Chemical Skin Peeling treatment is performed after the doctor has cleaned the skin thoroughly. Then the doctor observes whether the skin is reacting adversely to the chemical. If nothing happens, the doctor goes head with the procedure. Chemical Peel includes Salicylic Acid Peel which helps to open the pores and destroys the acnes that cause the bacteria to progress and make further damages.
Trichloroacetic Acid Peel is performed to cure severe skin damage. This peel contains very high concentration of acid. Therefore it cannot be left on the skin for more than a minute or two. It works well with conditions such as melasma (skin discoloration), scars caused by the sun, severe acnes and pigmentation.
Phenol peel is the most potent form of chemical skin peeling. It is usually followed by anesthesia. The procedure is followed by a long recovery time. However, this peel reaches the depth of the skin, thereby making it a very productive form of skin peeling treatment.
Anyone who is suffering from skin problems like acne, peeling skin, blemishes, pigmentation, sin discoloration, scars etc can opt for skin peeling treatment.
A person with pigments on the darker side should especially be cautious about going ahead with a skin peeling program. It is because the area of the skin which will be regenerated will tend to be lighter than the rest of the skin, rendering the entire feature an odd appearance.
Skin Peeling is mostly a potent form of skin healing treatment. However, a patient should make the consulting dermatologist with his/her medical history because this treatment can cause infections like herpes or cold sores (pus-filled blisters) to recur in people who have a record of such ailments. Other than that this treatment can also cause blemishes, abnormal pigmentation and short-lived or long-lived discoloration.
Skin Peeling treatments that are performed using natural products are harmless and need not require any aftercare. However chemical skin peeling treatment shall be followed by certain measures such as a person should not use acne creams 2-3 days before and after the treatment.
Sun exposure should be completely avoided for 2-3 days and if necessity calls then the person should SPF creams.
Face should not be washed with water for 24 hours post treatment. It should be cleaned with a mild cleanser and non-moisturizing creams should be used.
A person should refrain from swimming for 2 3 days after treatment. Make-up should also be avoided.
If the skin develops red patches or rashes then they should be treated with cold compress.
Depending on the condition of the skin the recovery time varies from person to person. But generally it takes 7-14 days to recover after undergoing a skin peeling treatment. The treatment itself takes mostly 15 minutes or half an hour. It does not need any hospitalization. In some cases the patient is etherized. However once the treatment is done he/she is discharged.
The price of a skin peeling treatmet can be anywhere between Rs 1500 and Rs 3000 per session.
The treatment is not permanent and it needs to be repeated after six months or in some cases even lesser than that, that is after 2 and a half months depending on the person’s skin condition.