Chemical peels work by causing controlled damage to the skin’s outermost layer, prompting the body’s natural healing process to produce new, healthier skin cells. The specific acid used in the peel, its concentration, and the application technique determine the depth and intensity of the peel. It’s crucial to have chemical peels performed by trained professionals to ensure safety and effectiveness.
The process typically involves the following steps:
● Cleansing: The skin is thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities.
● Application: The chemical solution is applied evenly to the treatment area.
● Duration: The solution is left on the skin for a specified amount of time, which varies depending on the type of peel and the individual’s skin condition.
● Neutralization: After the designated time, the chemical solution is neutralized, and the peel is removed.
● Recovery: Depending on the type of peel, the skin will go through a healing process. This can involve peeling, redness, and sensitivity, which gradually subside, revealing the rejuvenated skin.
● Peels can often be combined with other modalities to improve the condition and treat various skin issues effectively.