Scarring is the part of natural process of healing. From a smallest scratch to deep wounds, all heal by developing scar tissues. Mild superficial scars fade away over time, without needing any special attention, while others are hard to eliminate with latest skin resurfacing techniques. If you are also combating acne scars issue and have failed to get desired results with OTC as well as prescribed creams, try Chemical Peels and you won’t be disappointed.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peeling is widely used skin resurfacing technique for the management of textural irregularities of skin, including acne scars. The procedure involves applying an acidic solution to the affected areas in a bid to gently peel off the top damaged skin layers. This helps reveal fresher, healthier looking skin free of pimple marks and blemishes.
Which peel is right for you?
Chemical peels are broadly divided into three categories – superficial peels, medium peels and deep peels – based on how deeply they penetrate into the skin. Strength of a chemical peel depends on the strength of the acid used in it.
Glycolic acid peels are the mildest of all, used for treating superficial irregularities. If you have very light scarring, opt for glycolic acid peel. It can also be used to remove hard-to-reach blackheads.
Medium facial peels contain Trichloracetic acid and are used for treating mild to moderate scarring. Dermatologists also use these peels to treat fine lines and wrinkles from face. Phenol peels are deepest of all and have the ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin as well. Deep peels are used for treating pitted atrophic acne scars.
You can use superficial and mild peels even in the comfort of your home, but a deep peel must be used by or under supervision of a qualified dermatologist.
What to expect during and after a chemical peel?
Expect to experience a mild burning/ stinging sensation on your face within a couple of minutes after a chemical is applied. Your skin will be red and bit swollen immediately after the peel. In case of glycolic peel, the redness goes away after some time, but in case of medium and deep peels your skin will take many shades of brown, pink and white before peeling off.
When you will see the results?
You will be able to see any significant improvement in the appearance of scars after two to four peels. Superficial and medium chemical peels can be safely done every three weeks; however, deep peels may require 4 to 6 weeks.
Laser Skin Care also offers chemical peels for acne scars. Visit us today or contact us online by filling our consultation form for free.