If you have to deal with any type of hyperpigmentation, a great way to treat it is a chemical peel. It may sound daunting at first; in fact, when my dermatologist first suggested that I get one, I completely freaked out just by hearing the words “chemical” and “peel” in one sentence. However, after she explained what a chemical peel exactly entails, I realised that it’s basically just a powerful method to remove dead skin cells from your skin. So if you’ve been considering getting this treatment, here’s what you need to know:
1. The Goal Is Exfoliation
If you don’t know what a chemical peel is, then let me paint a picture for you. A licensed esthetician or a dermatologist performs this treatment, and it only lasts for a couple of minutes. An acid solution is applied, which can be tailor-made to your skin’s needs. Even though this treatment can help various skin issues, the main goal is exfoliation.
2. You Can Customise It For Your Needs
It’s a given that you should opt for this treatment only with a professional. So the next time you’re at your dermatologist’s office ask them what options you have when it comes to chemical peels. They can be customised according to your skin concerns. So be it, acne scars, fine lines or pigmentation, there’s a peel out there for you.
3. Peels Aren’t Just For Your Face
These peels are applied to your face and neck; however, they can be applied to other parts of your body as well. If you experience acne on your chest or back, peels may be a good option for treatment. Talk to your dermatologist and figure out the best method for you.
4. There Is Downtime Involved
Not everything is black and white, right? After getting a chemical peel, your skin will peel and be very sensitive for the next few days. This only happens because the new layer of skin is appearing.
5. Sunscreen Is Non-Negotiable
After you’re done with this treatment, your skin will be extremely vulnerable, so avoid going out in the sun and wear sunscreen at all times. It’s non-negotiable! Also, stay away from exfoliators and active ingredients like retinol.
I hope this helped you become more informed about chemical peels! Don’t be scared to try them out, but make sure you get this treatment done by a licensed professional you trust.
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