Gone were the days when individuals who suffer wrinkles, facial blemishes and uneven pigmentation of the skin just accept their fate and go through their life with the situation. Now, every man and woman is presented with equal opportunities to improve their looks and correct the blemishes by various skin rejuvenation procedures available. Chemical peel treatment is one of the techniques that can open new doors and improve your overall personality.
Chemical peel treatments may not be suitable for everybody, depending on various factors but it is better to consult a plastic surgeon who will advice if you are suitable for chemical peel treatment. Open the communication lines with your plastic surgeon and don't hesitate to ask anything that you did not understand.
A chemical peel is performed not only to improve your appearance and boost your self confidence, but also to remove pre-cancerous growths on your skin as well as prevent or control acne. Check out your insurance company because some policies cover skin rejuvenation procedures like chemical peel.
There are different types of chemical peel, so it is important to consult a plastic surgeon to determine which type is for you. Chemical peel is normally a safe procedure but like other laser skin rejuvenation procedures, they also present some risks like scarring, infection, irritation, crusting and other risks but these will pass away.
Chemical peel formulas include Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) which is advisable to smooth dry skin and controls acne, Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) which is suitable to smooth fine wrinkles and remove blemishes, and Phenol is works best in smoothing out coarse wrinkles, removing pre-cancerous growths and in removes blotches caused by too much exposure to the sun, use of birth control pills and aging. Phenol is used for the face only and not recommended for individuals who have dark skin.
Each type of chemical formulas can be administered on several treatments, depending on how big the problem is. In undergoing laser skin rejuvenation, it is very important that you seek a skilled physician with adequate training in skin rejuvenation.
The chemical solution in phenol or TCA peels already acts as an anesthetic so no anesthesia will be required but you can ask to be sedated to keep you comfortable during the procedure. AHA peels also don't require anesthesia and you will only feel a slight stinging when it is applied. Come out a new you after having skin rejuvenation.