Is A Chemical Peel Right for You?

Everyone wants to be beautiful. Who doesn’t want to look good and be comfortable with themselves? Being beautiful gives an individual a sense of confidence that can that can open up many opportunities for success in life.

In our quest to become beautiful physically, many of us have tried a lot of beauty products, or may have considered advanced methods of skin treatments. Have you heard of chemical peels? Wondering if that treatment is what’s best for you?

Usually used as facial peels, a chemical peel treatment involves the use of an acid solution to dissolve the top layers of the skin. The loss of these skin layers will trigger the body’s healing response and regenerate the lost skin. The new, ‘replacement’ skin will be younger looking, whiter, and firmer.

There are 3 types of chemical peels

The light chemical peel is the mildest solution. This includes AHA acids like lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and fruit acids. This type of solution is very popular because it is effective, costs less, has a short recovery time and does not cause too much pain or discomfort. This peel solution is effective for fine lines, light pigmentation or dark spots.

Medium chemical peel solutions are stronger than light peels, and involve the use of trichloroacetic acids. They penetrate deeper into the skin and are effective for acne scars, sun damaged skin or acne scars.

Deep peel solutions are the strongest of the three. Phenol acids are usually used in this treatment. These solutions are very effective for sever skin problems like scars and wrinkles. Anesthesia or even sedation is required for this treatment since this solution has the deepest penetration of the skin and can cause severe pain. Though this treatment is very costly, an individual usually only has one deep peel treatment but produces significant, long lasting results.

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About Donna M.

Donna May is an at home skin care specialist who researches and writes about skin care products, does product reviews, and likes to discover new techniques for dealing with the many different kinds of skin issues that people develop over the course of their lives.