A chemical skin peel is used as an effective treatment to improve the skin texture and tone by removing the dead and damaged tissues of the skin. Chemical peels come in different ranges such as superficial, medium and deep chemical peels depending on the strength of the solution.
Superficial chemical skin peels can be repeated multiple times to get the satisfactory results, however, deep peels can only be applied once in a certain time duration. Chemical peels are a great way to get rid of deep acne scars since it not only exfoliates the skin and unclogs the pores but it also kills the acne-causing bacteria. These peels can affect the deeper layers of skins which make it the right choice.
You can consider chemical skin peels to treat the deep acne scars. You may consider a chemical skin peel if:
Medium depth chemical skin peels are used for treating deep acne scars because it can treat the deeper layers of the skin. The solution will contain 30 to 40% of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to produce stronger effects on the skin. The duration can also be increased in which the solution left on the skin so it can produce a deeper effect.
The procedure may take up to 30 minutes to be completed. A chemical skin peel can also be applied on to specific affected areas. These peels have more acid concentration and you may experience burning sensations, so your doctor can apply a topical numbing cream to avoid the discomfort. Your doctor will apply the chemical solution to the skin. After a specific time, the solution will be removed which also peels off the affected layers of skin removing the appearance of deep acne scars.
You may feel a burning sensation after the procedure is completed. Your face might be red and swollen for few days. Cold compresses help in minimizing the discomfort. Your skin might become brownish in color which will turn into crusts and will peel off in two to three days.
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