Chemical peels: Is it worth doing?
With time, the effects of old age affects each of us. The effects of aging are mostly visible on the facial skin. Whether it is dark spots or acne, wrinkles or dullness, skin problems can mar your appearance. Many want to opt for chemical peels; however, skepticism prevents them from doing so.
If you are skeptical about this too, it is time to clear your clouded conception.
Harmful elements like pollutants, UV rays, climate changes, etc damage the upper layers of the skin. The peel aims at just what its name suggests "“ peeling away this damaged layers to expose new, healthy skin. This happens the natural way of shedding all along. The peel just speeds up the process.
The procedure involves the application of acidic solutions with a sponge and keeping it for a certain period. The type of the solution, the components and the concentration of the solution are the determining factors in setting the time for this procedure. Washing off the solution, with water in most cases, ends the process.
Mild variants utilize concentrates of alpha-hydroxy acids (fruit acids), like glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, etc. These are suitable for getting rid of fine lines, acne scars, and achieving a smoother skin. Phenol peels, on the other hand, are harsher, and are suitable for getting rid of wrinkles, dark spots, sun-damages and obtaining firmer, youthful skin.
Just as peeling, due to cuts or scraps, exposes inner layers of skin, the chemical peel also works on this basis. Therefore, it is obvious that you experience side effects like redness or tender skin. Do not worry, as these are not permanent. In milder peels, these go away in 7-10 days while in more acidic ones, these go away in 2-3 weeks.
If you consider the ease and effectiveness of this non-invasive method to achieve beautiful, younger looking skin, the cost seems reasonable. However, doing it on your own is not a good idea. Getting it done from a qualified surgeon, like Dr. True, would maximize results and minimize risks. Call 817-399-8783 or visit http://www.truemd.com/ to know more about how this procedure can benefit you.