Chemical facial peel

Catherine Halls

Chemical facial peel also known as chem-exfoliation or derma-peeling, is a technique to improve the appearance of your skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to "blister" and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

Facial chemical peels are helpful for you if you have facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation on your skin. If you present a skin which is severely damaged due to deep wrinkles, you can be a good candidate for the chemical facial peel.

Treatments with facial chemical peels are the best treatments for wrinkle free skin care, which works well for fine as well as for coarse wrinkles.

If you are suffering with fine and deep rhytids, uncontrollable acne, acne scars, ephelides, lentigines, telangiectasias and actinic keratoses, your skin is suitable for treatment with chemical facial peel.

Skin with dyschromia, premalignant skin tumors and acne scars can also be treated with chemical peeling. Chemical facial peel provides you the best skin care in all these cases.

Chemical Peel Guide

Chemical facial peels may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even help control acne. Chemical peels are a good preventative regimen for cancerous skin care and are most often included as a part of skin cancer treatment.
Originally, only women with a fair complexion were the ideal candidates for deep chemical peels. However, there are phenol-based chemical peel techniques which can be safely performed on you, even if you have olive or dark skin.
Thick male skin is usually less responsive to a deep peel so this skin resurfacing procedure is not normally suitable for males.

Consultation with skin care specialists

If you are thinking of going for a chemical peel procedure, you should first fix a meeting with your skin care specialist. In the meeting your should discuss your expectations out of the facial chemical peel, your age, sun exposure history, any genetic predisposition to hypertrophic scars or keloids and also the issues such as chemical peel cost.

Skin type and color, ethnic background and age are important factors in determining which of the different chemical facial peel procedures is most appropriate for your skin. If you have problems such as allergies, previous burns, a history of poor scars, or radiation exposure, you may need special evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for chemical facial peels or not. If you have had cold sores and blisters around the mouth, inform your surgeon of this condition as this could be a problem with some chemical peel techniques.

Do not hide anything from your skin care specialist and inform him or her about your scar formation history. While this is less of an issue with superficial chemical peels like glycolic acid peels, it is required with a more potent professional skin care regimen such as phenol peels. A thorough medical history, including surgeries such as facelifts, radiation treatments, dermabrasion and laser treatments, is definitely required by your skin care specialist.

Your facial skin care specialist may recommend a skin care regimen prior to the procedure for preparing your skin for more aggressive procedures or chemical peel. If you have extensive damage from aging or injury, he may recommend you more than one procedure - mixed peels, microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing to offer you the best results.

Facial chemical peel procedure can be performed on you even if you have hypertension, diabetes mellitus, thrombocytopenia, thyroid malfunction, as long as your disease is stable and in controlled state.
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