A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that acts on the skin to improve its look and texture. Peels are classified according to how deep into the skin layers their effects go and are termed light chemical peels, medium chemical peels, or deep chemical peels.
Medium chemical peels act on the superficial and mid layers of skin. They are effective in treating fine lines, acne, uneven pigmentation, and scars. Their effects are more pronounced than that of a light chemical peel, but the healing time is quicker than that of a deep peel.
How does a Medium Chemical Peel Work?
A medium chemical peel should only be carried out by an experienced cosmetic doctor in thir office. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to skin damage, you will need to inform your doctor before undergoing the treatment.
Before applying your medium chemical peel, your doctor will make sure to clean your skin to make sure it doesn’t have any microscopic debris, makeup, or other cosmetics. The next step is to apply the solution which contains trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
The solution is specially formulated according to your skin type and the purpose of the treatment. You will experience a slight tingling sensation while the solution is being applied. If you feel too uncomfortable, you can ask your doctor about options to help ease your discomfort.
The amount of time the peel is left on for will depend on each individual case. Once it has been on for the required amount of time, the peel is washed off with water. Your doctor will then apply an ointment to help soothe the skin as it will be sensitive immediately after the treatment.
A medium chemical peel loosens the outer and middle layer of skin and causes a crusting of this skin to form a few days after treatment. The crusted layers will start to peel off over the next few days and weeks. Once the peeling is complete and the skin has healed, the treated area reveals healthier and more youthful looking skin.
The treated skin will appear firmer and feel smoother. You will also notice a reduction in blemishes and fine lines and have a more even skin tone. You can expect the final results to appear within two weeks after the treatment
Are There Any Risks Involved?
As mentioned earlier, if you are prone to skin conditions caused by sensitivity, you need to inform your doctor first before undergoing the treatment. You will need to schedule an initial consultation with a cosmetic doctor to find out if you will make a good candidate for the treatment.
If the treatment is suitable for you, you can proceed with the peel. After the treatment is completed, your doctor will provide you with a set of after-care instructions that you will need to follow to ensure optimal results. The instructions may require you to avoid long exposure to sunlight and applying special creams to keep your skin moisturized and smooth.
You may experience some swelling, redness, and sensitivity in the area that has been treated, but this should clear up in a few days.
Medium chemical peels are very effective in treating a lot of skin irregularities and the healing time is much less than that of a deep peel. If you are looking to get rid of fine lines, acne, and pigmentation then a medium peel could be the best treatment for you.
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