Cosmetic improvements are no longer a foreign concept stigmatized by the majority of the world’s population. The beauty industry has grown immensely over the years, causing many people to be more intentional about catering to their aesthetic needs. If you feel the need to improve your aesthetic appearance, there is no reason to shy away from the various alternatives available today in cosmetology, including chemical peels. Your only concern should be to choose a safe method that will not compromise your health in any way.
What Are Chemical Peels?
It is the use of chemical solutions to improve the appearance of the face by causing Dermal peeling. At Medspa in Atlanta, the chemical solutions bank on causing minute injuries in your dermal surface, prompting your body to rejuvenate the area in question. Ideally, where there is an injury, the body causes the outermost layer of the skin to peel off, replacing it with new tissues. The new skin will be smoother, more even in tone and pigmentation, brighter complexion, and reduced scarring.
When Are Chemical Peels Used?
Deep chemical peels are commonly used for improving the texture and general tone of the face. As such, the treatment can treat some of the following aesthetic problems:
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Mild scarring
- Uneven coloring – including dark patches that commonly appear when pregnant or when taking hormonal contraceptives.
However, not all conditions respond well to chemical peels. For some, like fat cells in your face, you will need Trusculpt treatment in Atlanta. The same applies to deep scarring, sags, and severe wrinkles on your face. For such, there will not be significant improvements after using chemical peels unless you try other solutions like a surgical facelift or carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. It is the reason why physicians emphasize the need for professional chemical peeling. A dermatologist can equip you with the necessary knowledge about your skin type and diagnose any pre-existing conditions you have before you seek treatment. From there, you can make an informed decision about the best approach to take to improve the appearance of your face.
Chemical Peels for Dark Skin
Patients with dark skin need to be careful about using chemical peels to improve their facial appearance. The reason is that dark skins have a higher risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, where the skin gets darker than the initial color after an injury. As such, you must be intentional about talking to your dermatologist first before trying any form of treatment for cosmetic facial improvements. Besides, you can always find other treatments protocols that are less invasive and less likely to cause hyperpigmentation. Other groups of people that should hesitate trying chemical peels without talking to a dermatologist are people with:
- Discolored scarring – if the scar tissue has a different color from the rest of your face.
- Abnormal scarring – if your wounds, big or small, always heal with large scars.
- Pre-existing skin conditions.
- Medication that increases dermal sensitivity
- Open wounds and sores on the face
- Staying in the sun for long hours – if you especially cannot stay out of the sun after your treatment until you heal properly, you should not try chemical peels.
Do Chemical Peels Remove Dark Spots?
Several of our patients at Creative Medspa benefit from chemical peels for removing dark spots on their faces. However, as mentioned earlier, you need to be careful about abnormal pigmentation of the treated site, where that part of the face becomes darker or lighter than the rest of your face.
After using chemicals peels, your physician should guide you on proper care measures for your skin. Some of the tips you must follow are:
- Apply sunscreen daily.
- Be kind and gentle to your face – it is likely to be a bit more sensitive than usual for a couple of weeks before you fully recover.
- Always moisturize your face.
- Expect your face to peel – but be careful not to forcefully peel the layers. Let the peeling be as natural as possible to avoid the risk of scarring and abnormal pigmentation.