If you are looking for a cosmetic treatment, to get rid of facial wrinkles, blemishes, uneven facial pigmentation, rough skin and other skin imperfections, the dermatologist may recommend you Chemical Peel.
Chemical peeling help to rejuvenate the skin and corrects the skin issues.
As we age, the skin renewal process of our body becomes slow. Due to this, dead and damaged skin cells gathers on the surface of our skin, giving it a dull appearance. The procedure includes the application of a solution to the skin that breaks down the dead skin layer. This helps in skin regeneration.
Prior to the treatment, you may feel nervous and confused on what will happen during the procedure and about its results. Here are the few general insights that will help you gain your confidence.
During the initial consultation, your dermatologists will assess your skin. The doctor will show you the pictures of his previous patients. He also provides you relevant information regarding the process. The first consultation is really important as during this the dermatologist gathers all the information on your medical history. He also evaluates your skin to determine the appropriate treatment for your skin.
If you were on any acne medicines or presently using such medicines, you must tell your doctor about it as such medicines can affect the results of the treatment.
Requirement for TCA or phenol peel treatment
If you opt for TCA or phenol peel treatment, you have to undergo a 2 to 4 week pre-treatment skin care program. This reduces the potential side effects.
Side effects and recovery
After chemical peeling, you may experience redness, itching and swelling in the area. The dermatologist will apply a lotion or ointment to help soothe the discomfort. You are also recommended using a broad-spectrum sunscreen before going out.
The new skin will start appearing in the 2 weeks. You must follow specific skin care instructions laid out by your doctor.
How to take care of your skin after the procedure?
- Apply an ice pack to get rid of the itchiness and swelling.
- Avoid peeling the treated skin to prevent damage to the skin.
- Daily apply moisturizer
- After the treatment, your skin tends to scab. Avoid picking them as this increases the risk of skin infection.
- Apply sunscreen before makeup.
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