An Introduction to Chemical Peels

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As the name implies, chemical peeling “peels” the skin with chemicals. By peeling off the surface skin layer, it allows new skin to form, which is new and fresh, with fewer wrinkles. Chemical peeling as a procedure is used to remove sun damaged, pigmented and wrinkled skin by peeling it with chemicals. As the old skin peels off, fresher looking, new skin appears.

With chemical peeling, chemical solutions are applied on the skin. The choice and strength of chemical depends upon the results desired. For mild peeling, mild chemicals are used and so on. Sometimes, a light peel may be repeated over time to get the desired effect. With a mild peel, superficial wrinkles and sun damage is removed. For more damaged skin, such as skin having age spots, freckles and acetinic keratoses, a medium peel is used.

At Pretty Faces Atlanta we use several types of chemical peels. We offer Trichloracetic acid (also known as TCA) peels, in varying percentages, glycolic acid peels, and Vi Peel, which is our deepest, most aggressive chemical peel. 

WHAT CAN A VI PEEL DO FOR YOUR SKIN?

The aging process can cause your skin to become lax, pigmented and rough. Sun exposure and environmental assault just adds to the problem. Aging is inevitable, but the VI Peel can make a difference in as little as 7 days. 

Vi Peel can soften fine lines and wrinkles, restore a more even skin tone, and smooth away rough skin texture. Vi Peel is specifically formulated to rejuvenate aging skin and help prevent future damage.

SKIN CARE AND SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL PEELING

 The chemicals peel away the old skin. What the doctor is doing is to remove the old skin to a certain depth. That naturally causes redness and scaling of the skin. As new skin forms, the redness and scaling disappear.

Depending upon the skin damage, and the results desired, the dermatologist determines the most effective kind of peeling to be performed. 

It is important to remember, with chemical peeling, that surface skin damage is removed. Patients usually experience some discomfort as the skin peels, and lotions are typically prescribed to reduce the discomfort. Exposure to sun must be avoided for some time and protection must be taken from sun till the new skin forms and all the side effects disappear. Call Pretty Faces Atlanta to discuss the chemical peeling options we have available.

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