Is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the damaged top layers to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin. During the peeling process, the dead skin cells shed or flake off, eventually revealing fresh, new skin underneath. Chemical peels can help to solve many skin problems. There are a number of reasons people may get chemical peels. They may be trying to treat a variety of things, including: wrinkles and fine lines sun damage acne scars hyperpigmentation scars melasma uneven skin tone or redness.
After the treatment patients should avoid sun exposure immediately, use sunscreen with spf and don´t forget to mosturise the skin during the recovery period.
The skin is very sensitive after a chemical peel. Use cool or lukewarm water when you rinse your face. Don’t Touch, Pick, or Scratch. Avoid Other Cosmetic Treatments to prevent unnecessary damage to sensitive skin.
Wait about two weeks before you get another cosmetic treatment. That includes facial waxing, botox, dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, and other potentially abrasive procedures.
It’s best to avoid chemical peels if you: frequently develop cold sores, have a history of abnormal skin scarring, have psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, have a darker skin tone (higher risk of hyperpigmentation), have recently taken an oral acne treatment, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a compromised immune system, have undergone radiation therapy or recent surgery, have heart disease (if considering deep chemical peels).