Chemical Peels - Restores a more youthful appearance

  • 08 Jul, 2013
  • Anti Aging Treatments

For centuries, people have sought smoother, more beautiful skin. Cleopatra used to bath herself in milk which we now know it has lactic acid, an acid we use to peel the skin.

No sooner do we grow out of our teenage skin problems than we begin the next phases of Aging: fine wrinkles, mild scarring and other irregularities of the skin caused by sun exposure, smoking and heredity to name just a few.

Everyday thousands of skin cells die, flake off and are replaced by new cells from beneath the skin. As we age, this process begins to slow down.

Our skin may become dull and show dark blotches, fine lines and other signs of sun-damage. Today, new techniques and technologies in chemical peeling offer safe and effective ways to improve the texture of the skin.

There are several different types of chemical peels availabe at EMC:

. Glycolic Acid Peel

. Amelan Peel

. TCA Peel

. Obagi Peel

Selecting the suitable one for you, will depend upon your condition and your skin type.

The Peel: How it’s done?

Chemical peeling is a process whereby a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling and restores a more youthful appearance.

Chemical peels are always performed on an outpatient basis. Sedation for deeper peels is sometimes used to keep you comfortable during the peeling process Most peels, no matter the type, are performed in nearly the same way. The doctor begins your peel by cleansing your skin to remove all oils, dirt and soap traces. Then, the chemical is carefully applied to the appropriate areas using a swab applicator.

The entire procedure usually takes from 15 minutes to an hour depending upon the extent and type of peel used.

What should you expect after chemical peel?

Reactions to chemical peels are similar to a sunburn and range from mild to severe. generally, the deeper the peel, the longer the recovery period.

Chemical peels can effectively treat a wide variety of skin conditions including:

1. Fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Uneven pigmentation.

3. Very shallow acne scars.

4. Sun-damaged skin.

5. Age spots.

6. Freckling.

7. Pre-cancerous lesions.

At EMC, our skin specialist will select the suitable peel for your skin condition.