A chemical peel is a dermatological procedure in which the skin is peeled off for aesthetic purposes. Peels are one of the most sought-after aesthetic procedures today, and are a safe option for skin cell renewal that brings long-term results. Basically, during this procedure, exfoliating substances are used to remove epidermis from the surface of the skin and help the skin’s renewal process. A chemical peel has multiple benefits:
- Reduces scarring and post-acne marks,
- Improves the appearance of the skin,
- Reduces spots caused by sun exposure,
- Improves skin elasticity,
- Stimulates collagen production,
- Fades surface wrinkles and expression lines.
Since it is a rather popular topic, many myths have arisen around this procedure, myths that were quickly dispelled by specialists. Here are the top 5 myths about chemical peels and why you shouldn’t believe them:
- Chemical peels are only performed in winter.
It’s true that it’s recommended that this treatment be performed in the cold season, when exposure to the sun is lower. But that doesn’t mean you can’t come in for such a treatment in spring or even summer. In the warm season, however, you will have to follow some more rigorous recommendations, such as avoiding sun exposure as much as possible and using a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor.
- Chemical peels are only recommended for people with acne.
Chemical peels are indicated for the treatment of many skin problems, not just acne. In addition, it also helps to maintain healthy skin, prevent premature skin ageing and keep skin looking radiant.
- Peeling is a painful procedure.
Many people avoid undergoing such a procedure because they feel it is painful. In the case of a superficial peel, you may feel a slight tingling or a warm sensation, but never pain. For stronger peels, anesthesia is used to reduce discomfort. So if you want to choose a chemical peel, do so with confidence because you won’t feel any pain.
- Skin visibly exfoliates after a chemical peel.
Not in all cases. We’re talking about a peel at the cellular level, so the exfoliation is not visible, especially in healthy skin. However, there are also cases where patients experience some exfoliation of the skin, which is considered a normal effect of the procedure. The degree of exfoliation depends on the preparation of the peel, its concentration, the way it is applied, but above all on the type and condition of the skin.
- All chemical peels are identical.
There are several types of peels, depending on the problems you have. Your doctor is the only one who can decide whether you need an anti-acne, blemish or anti-aging peel, only after a thorough consultation.
Chemical peels can help you get the skin you want. However, the effects will only be seen after several sessions, only if the doctor’s instructions are followed (the most important one is to avoid exposure to the sun because after a chemical peel, the skin is sensitive). In addition, it is important to note that the results of the peel differ from person to person and depend on the type of peel performed, the substances used, and the skin’s characteristics. The first step to beautiful, healthy skin is to schedule a consultation – our specialists will decide which type of chemical peel is right for you, how many sessions you will need and how often you will need them. Schedule a visit at Deluxe Clinic now!