Facial Peeling

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The topic of chemical, or facial peeling, can be confusing. The Internet is overflowing with coupons and discounts on commercial facial peel creams and dermabrasion systems that can be purchased online, at drugstores or beauty supply shops. It is true that some types of chemical peels can be purchased and administered without a medical license. However, professional facial peels are performed by a plastic surgeon.

Facial or chemical peeling, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, is a technique used to smooth the texture of the facial skin. This procedure is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. A chemical solution (or even laser treatments) causes dead skin to slough and eventually peel off, resulting in regenerated skin. The improved skin is
smoother and less wrinkled, achieving a more youthful, less-stressed appearance.

Sun exposure, acne or aging can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. A chemical solution can smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands. The following problems can be addressed through chemical
peeling:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

Individuals who seek a more youthful appearance and are in general good health are good candidates for this procedure. It is very important to consult with a plastic surgeon about neuromuscular or cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bleeding, autoimmune disorders and allergies, as all can be factors in the success and safety of any cosmetic application.

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