Peels and Their Effects
There are three types into which chemical peels can be classified into. There are the light peels which involve alpha hyroxy acids. These occur naturally and can be found in fruits and other food. AHAs have been known to be effective in treating dry skin, liver or sun spots, lessening fine facial wrinkles, decreasing pore size, and improving skin texture. Light peels are usually done multiple times with a specified gap in the middle of a few weeks. The red glow on the skin which you get after the chemical peel lasts only for about a day or so.
Then there are medium peels which are generally performed with trichloroacetic acid. These peels need to be performed only once in a couple of years. Medium peels have similar benefits as those of a light peel but it can remove much larger wrinkles and precancerous skin lesions because of the much deeper penetration it possesses. Medium chemical peels make your skin look like it has had a sever sunburn for about a week or so. Medium skin peels usually require a person to stay out of the sun for at least a week to recover from the procedure. This particular type of peel is much better than liquid nitrogen treatment as it treats small precancerous growths which are too small to be seen by the naked eye.
Deep peels can get you rid of much larger wrinkles and solve a lot of your skin problems in a single sitting. And you can rest for decades basking in the glory of the chemical peel you once performed. These peels have a recovery time of more than a month. The results by this peel are as dramatic as getting a facelift, but taking care of it can be particularly cumbersome, especially if you are working.
There are a few side effects when you do a chemical peel. The first few days after the peel, your skin will appear red and swollen. It may have discharges and the skin is known to burn considerably. Such peels can often cause persistent redness of the skin even after you recover. Probably the most common side effect caused after a peel is a brown discoloration, which is reversible and can rarely be a permanent condition. That is why you must not expose your treated skin to the sun and must use a sunscreen whci is SPF 25 or higher if you have cold sores, a peel may cause them to flare up.
You must be precautious can discuss your problems with the doctor. Facial warts are something you must be cautious about along with a herpes simplex. If you had any previous reactions to a peel, let the doctor know of it. You ideally should not have sun allergies, and nor should you be pregnant or breast feeding. Therese should not have been a recent radiation treatment for cancer. You should talk to the doctor about your medical history to have a comfortable peel off which will last well.