Glycolic Peels and Your Face

Chemical peels have become a very poppular procedure in UK and other countries. They can improve the skin's tectures and appearance . During a chemical peel, an acidicl solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off. After that, a new skin is usually formed, smoother and less wrinkled than the one.

 
 
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Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth

  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging

  • Improve the appearance of mild scars

  • Treat certain types of acne

  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills

  • Improve the look and feel of skin

 

 

After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wearsunscreenevery day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

 

Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. Anyone can get a chemical peel in a doctor's office or do it yourselve by buying a chemical peel solution online. Chemical peels can use a variety of different acid solutions. These usually include glycolic acidtrichloroacetic acid,salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol). These acids create a controlled chemical burn, letting new skin take its place of the old one. In UK you can buy glycolic acid and salicylic acid on most internet sites. 

 
 
 

 

 

During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging. You may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.

 

Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you're after.

 

Medium depth (containtin TCA ) and deep peeling (contatining phenol) may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to 12 months, if necessary. The sun needs to be avoided for several weeks after a chemical peel since the new skin will be fragile.

 

Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). Some skin types are more likely to develop a temporary or permanent color change in the skin after a chemical peel. Takingbirth control pills, subsequent pregnancy, or a family history of brownish discoloration on the face may make that more likely.

 

There is a low risk of scarring in certain areas of the face. Some people may be more likely to scar. If scarring does happen, it can usually be treated with good results.

 

For people with a history of herpes outbreaks, there is a small risk of reactivating cold sores. A physician can prescribe medication to prevent or treat this problem before a chemical peel.

 
 
 
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