Chemical peel treatment is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures evolved from ancient world, and was prevalent in ancient countries like Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin.

When an acid solution such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol is used to remove the damaged epidermal layers of the skin, such technique is called chemical peel treatment.

The chemical peel smoothes the outer texture of the epidermal layers of skin causing to give a glowing appearance by removal of facial blemishes, skin spots or marks, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation.  Generally they dead skin is peeled off, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color.

Candidates

-People with light skin and light hair are the best candidates for the chemical peel treatment.

-People going for chemical peel treatment should be in good physical health, must have knowledge of – the procedure, and should have awareness of the outcome.

Deep Chemical Peels

Patients generally go for deep chemical peels who want to correct black heads, blotches caused by sun exposure, minimize coarse wrinkles, and it involves longer procedure and longer recovery time that lasts up to several months on case to case basis.

Medical Considerations

Smoke is prohibited for a few weeks before and after a chemical peel, and best results are often seen in those peoples who are not taking the acne medication Accutane and also recommendation of different peel treatment can be suggested, if you have large or unusual skin formations, such as (accumulation of dead fibrous skin) keloids.

Chemical Peels vs. Microdermabrasion

There is slight difference between chemical peels and microdermabrasion that is microdermabrasion is a non-chemical procedure that requires less recovery time period, and clears the skin by actually “sanding” flaws from the skin surface. However, phenol peel treatment requires much more recovery time than microdermabrasion and the more mild peels. While the deep chemical peels treatment can change the skin pigmentation through bleaching and therefore darker complexions people are better candidates for microdermabrasion.

Chemical Peels vs. Laser Skin Resurfacing

It is quite ascertain know the pros and cons of laser skin resurfacing vs. chemical peels, because chemical peel treatment of the relatively issue of laser resurfacing procedure.

Be extra gentle with your skin after having chemical treatment, drink plenty of water, moisturize your skin and avoid the gym for atleast 24 hours. Get an expert advice for more information and further questions regarding chemical peel treatment.