Chemical Peels – The Way to Brighter Skin

by Michelle Y., 01 October 2012

Dr JJ Chua  

What exactly are chemical peels? How does it work and what can it do for you? Noted Aesthetic Surgeon, Dr JJ Chua shares with us his views on this beauty enhancing procedure.

Do you find yourself constantly battling with skin woes such as dark spots and acne issues? And no matter what sort of skincare products you use, nothing seems to work? Well, fret not, as there is now a beauty procedure you can go for to improve your overall complexion.

 

What are chemical peels all about and how does it benefit one’s appearance?

     

For extra brightening and smoothing power, a series of chemical peels could be the answer. They are great for getting rid of dark spots and acne. It also improves the texture and colour of one’s skin. It can be applied on any kind of skin, especially the face area where it is most popular. Chemical peels will also work to shrink pores, improve scars, wrinkles, irregular skin tone and pigmentation, roughness and radiance.

These are all not just empty talk, there are scientific evidences to proves that Chemical peel works. What patients need to know is that the improvements are limited. You can only improve so much of your skin. And, if you would like a refreshed appearance to handle an important social or career appearance, you can do a chemical peel two weeks prior to reap optimum results.

For extra brightening and smoothing power, a series of chemical peels could be the answer. They are great for getting rid of dark spots and acne. It also improves the texture and colour of one’s skin. It can be applied on any kind of skin, especially the face area where it is most popular. Chemical peels will also work to shrink pores, improve scars, wrinkles, irregular skin tone and pigmentation, roughness and radiance.

These are all not just empty talk, there are scientific evidences to proves that Chemical peel works. What patients need to know is that the improvements are limited. You can only improve so much of your skin. And, if you would like a refreshed appearance to handle an important social or career appearance, you can do a chemical peel two weeks prior to reap optimum results.

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How many sessions are required to derive at the desired outlook?

There are so many different types of chemical peels. Basically, they irritate the skin to kick-start the natural repair mechanism innate in our skin, so that new fresh skin is laid and seen. To get the best results, you would require a few sessions. Each session will take approximately 15 minutes. And it should be done once every one to two months.

And once you reach your end point; which is your desired skin tone, you can then stop. And then continue with the treatment once every year.

Using a suitable moisturiser to soothe the skin, sun block to prevent post-inflammatory pigmentation, other skin care to prevent darkening, will enhance results. Some patients can prepare their skin with skincare products such as vitamin C serums and Vitamin A creams.

What’s the ideal age for people who are keen on chemical peels?
 
Anyone who knows what chemical peel can do and has the desire to experience it, is a suitable candidate.

 

What happens during a chemical peeling treatment?

     

Before applying the peel, the skin is prepped. Once the skin is ready, the peel will be evenly applied onto the skin. If a deep peel is being performed, the skin will be treated one small section at a time to limit effects on the heart and lungs.

Typically, a 20-minute interval between each application of the peel solution is necessary with a deep peel.  As the peel works, the dermatologist watches the skin carefully so that the peel can be stopped and removed at the appropriate time. After the peel is removed, cool compresses may be applied to help soothe the skin.

A mild lotion or cream may be applied after a superficial or medium-depth peel to help soothe the skin. After a deep peel, surgical dressing will be used to protect the treated skin.

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