Reviewed by Dr. Hun Kim Thao A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve the texture and tone of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands. Sun exposure, acne or…
What is a Medium Chemical Peel?
Reviewed by Dr. Hun Kim Thao
Acne scars, deeper wrinkles, and uneven skin color can all be treated with a medium chemical peel.
The chemicals used for this type of peel will remove skin cells from both the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis).
Agents frequently used for medium-depth chemical peeling include TCA (trichloroacetic acid), Jessner’s solution, and glycolic acid.
Medium chemical peel procedure steps
Our experienced Dermatologists will carefully examine your skin and discuss your desired skin health objectives to determine if a medium peel is the correct peel to achieve your desired skin health outcome.
Our licensed and trained Nurses will cleanse your face.
The chemical solution is brushed onto your skin and left for just a few minutes. You may feel some burning or stinging.
The treated area may turn a whitish-grey color.
The chemicals are neutralized with a cool saline compress.
Your skin may turn red or brown in the days just after the peel. The peeling process typically starts within 48 hours and lasts for a week. It is important to keep the skin well moisturized during the peeling process.
Medium chemical peel risks and recovery
When trichloroacetic acid is used in a medium chemical peel, you’ll experience some redness, stinging, and flaking of the skin. Commonly, symptoms are similar to those of a deep sunburn.
Although these chemicals won’t bleach your skin, you may see some color changes. You’re advised to avoid the sun and to use sunblock for several months to protect that fresh new layer of skin.
Other medium chemical peel risks include
Hyperpigmentation (when too much pigment occurs, causing brown blotches) may result even if you use sunscreen.
Permanent scarring is another infrequent risk.
Redness, which occurs in everyone after the peel, may last longer than a few months for some people.
Some frequently questions about chemical peels
Is facial peel good?
Peels can be performed with different levels of impact on the skin layer, from mild to deep depending on the problem of the facial skin.
However, the effectiveness of a chemical peel is highly dependent on the product and how safe the technique is used during the treatment.
It is also the reason why skin peels at-home can present particularly serious risks.
How effective is the skin peel method?
Each peel method comes with a number of different chemicals which are naturally extracted, so it is safe to apply to the skin. Includes Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA and Beta Hydroxy Acid BHA to remove dead skin cells in the epidermis quickly.
The deeper the layer peel, the better the skin improvement effect will be. However, skin may take longer times to recover from medium and deep chemical peels.
Does biological peel need a break?
Performing a shallow peel requires no downtime. However, after the treatment, you should have at least 2 to 3 weeks of skin recovery at home.
You should follow your doctor’s instructions on how to safely and effectively use sunscreen, cleanse, moisturize, and apply skin-protecting ointments.
Avoid squeezing, rubbing, or scratching the skin after a peel treatment because this can cause scarring or enlarge pores.
When will I see results after the peel?
As your skin heals, you’ll see the results of this peel have a noticeable improvement in your skin such as smoothing fine lines, tightening pores, or treating dark spots effectively.
Healing time ranges from 1 day for shallow peels to 14 days or longer for deep peels.
However, to bring the expected skin effect from the treatment, you should repeat the peel from 3 to 5 times.
How long will the peel effect last?
There is no method that provides permanent skin improvement for the following skin. Because our skin will continue the natural aging process.
If you have sun damaged skin or photo keratosis lesions (one of the precancerous skin changes, known as actinic keratosis) due to lack of proper skin care regimen.
You will still continue to see new brown spots, wrinkles, and lesions appear on your skin after a chemical peel treatment.
As an international standard dermatology clinic with a team of experienced doctors, we are always ready to help you and your skin be healthier and confident by the skin peel treatment at our clinic.
If you want to find a safe and reliable clinic for your medium chemical peel treatment, do not hesitate to contact Grace Skincare Clinic.
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