Chemical Peel in Edmonton
There are numerous methods for improving skin tone, removing freckles, mild dark spots, and acne. Chemical peels are used in conjunction with other resurfacing procedures such as microdermabrasion and carbon peel to improve the results. It can help give your skin texture, especially if you have a limited budget.
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peeling, also known as chemexfoliation, aids in the removal or peeling of unwanted outer layers of skin. Although the depth of the peel may affect the lower layers, it is critical to select the right peel solution that causes a harmless and controlled disruption to the skin layers in order to remove dead cells and tissues and regenerate them. The deteriorated skin peels away, leaving a smooth and radiant appearance.
Types of chemical peels:
The types of chemical peel treatments available are determined by several factors, including skin type, complexion, treatment type, and the amount of downtime required to achieve the desired results. As a result, there are four types of peels.
This peel is low in potency and has only a superficial effect on all skin types. It is made up of either a diluted liquid containing glycolic acid or solid carbon dioxide. Superficial peels have shorter recovery times and are less expensive. Anesthetics or pain relievers are not required.
This type of peel is more sophisticated than superficial peels and will almost certainly result in second-degree burns. Medium peels also promote epidermal and upper dermal regeneration. We provide a stream of chilled air, a mild analgesic, and trichloroacetic acid to alleviate pain (TCA). During this peel, patients experience little discomfort.
This peel penetrates multiple layers of the skin. It is only used for facial procedures and is also known as croton oil peel. This treatment may also be used to bleach darker skin. As a result, the treatment is usually repeated every 5 years.
Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars (CROSS) uses Potent Tricloacetic Acid (TCA). This peel is localized to target only specific areas by applying TCA to the scar rather than the entire face.
Who are the best candidates for a chemical peel?
When it comes to peeling, people with darker skin may have mixed results. As a result, those with light or fair skin are the best candidates for chemical peeling.
What can chemical peels correct?
You can correct the following skin irregularities through a chemical peel:
- Superficial acne scars
- Sunburned skin or hyperpigmentation
- Post-acne pigmentation
- Dark knuckles
- Melasma dilated pores
Please note that chemical peels are not strong enough to treat every skincare issue, such as pore resizing or deep scar removal. Chemical peels can, however, help reduce wrinkles, saggy skin, or bulges.
Before getting a chemical peel
Professional advice is required before undergoing a chemical peel. This assists in determining the depth and type of chemical peel required. It is necessary to use a moisturizer and sunscreen prior to the procedure. The moisturizer prepares the skin for the peel and even helps it heal. Before and after the procedure, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics or antiviral medications. The state of one’s skin is critical. To observe the results, a small ‘test spot’ may be tested/peeled in. For people with darker skin tones, the test spot procedure is more common and necessary.
How are chemical peels administered?
Solutions of the peeling such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, or phenol will then be applied to the skin and left on for a period of time. The skin is then washed with an alcohol or water solution. It is normal to experience a burning sensation during the treatment procedure; however, this will eventually wear off. A prickly sensation may occur as a result. To alleviate the discomfort, we apply cool compresses to the skin. The induced injury to this skin allows for the development of new skin.
What to expect after a chemical peel procedure
Expectations vary depending on the procedure chosen – superficial, medium, or deep. Some cases require more than one session of chemical peel. Aftercare is critical for protecting and maintaining improved skin. We recommend that our clients avoid direct sunlight and irritants. It is critical to cleanse and moisturize newly peeled skin on a daily basis.
Is there any downtime?
In the case of medium and deep peels, patients should be prepared to ‘relax’ for up to five to six weeks. Superficial peels may only require a few days in the city. For two to three months after a chemical peel, the skin may appear reddish. If necessary, repeat the chemical peels procedure every six to twelve months.
Are there any complications?
Licensed estheticians should only perform chemical peels. Deeper peels have a higher risk of complications. Scarring, photosensitivity, and skin atrophy are examples of these. Aside from the expected redness, retinol elements in the peel may cause skin soreness. Because skin texture and type differ, some people may experience a color change after a chemical peel. Discoloration may also be caused by oral contraceptives or a family history of discoloration. People who have scarred skin, warts on their faces, or herpes may want to avoid this procedure.