Chemical peeling is another weapon we have in our skin rejuvenating arsenal here at Australia Medical Centre that can be used to achieve skin that is smoother and wrinkle-free.
A specially formulated chemical solution is applied to the skin after your skin type and sensitivity level is determined. After a few days, the topmost layer of the skin will dry up and peel off gradually thus removing the damaged skin cells. The skin below will smoother with less wrinkles.
Chemical peels are great for treating:
- Hyperpigmentation due to sun damage and aging.
- Reducing acne scars.
- Making the skin look and feel younger.
- Decreasing fine lines in the sensitive skin around the mouth and eyes.
- Reducing dark spots on the face due to hormones or pregnancy.
What to Expect:
- Your doctor will advise you to stop certain medicines in preparation for the chemical peel. This will include any medicines that can make your skin more sensitive.
- Your doctor will discuss the outcomes and your expectations to determine the best concentration of chemical solution to use.
- To begin, your face will be thoroughly cleaned of any makeup or creams that you may have on your face.
- The chemical solution is applied in small doses to your face.
- The solution may cause a burning sensation to start with for a couple of minutes, but this then subsides and gives you a stinging sensation. Your doctor may use cold compresses to make the sensations more comfortable.
- After the procedure you will experience a result very similar to a sunburn. The skin begins to peel after by the third day.
- It is important to avoid sunlight to protect the new skin from damage. Ensure you use a broad-spectrum sunblock cream that will cut out both UVA and UVB rays. Also avoid the sunlight during the hottest part of the day and wear a hat for further protection.