Pros and Cons of A Chemical Peel Treatment

Chemical Peel

Chemical peeling is a cosmetic skin treatment that involves a mixture of chemicals. These chemicals often have a gel-like consistency and are applied to the face to remove the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, pigmentation, and to smooth the surface of the skin. Chemical peeling should always be performed by a skilled professional. Just like every other treatment, chemical peels also have some pros and cons which we will discuss in today’s article.

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Types of Chemical Peels

There are three types of chemical peeling, namely;

  1. Light/Superficial chemical peel

This light chemical peel eliminates only the first layer of the skin by gently exfoliating it. The peel improves the texture of the skin, treats acne scarring, and reduces the effects of sun damage.

  1. Medium Chemical Peel

The medium chemical peeling exfoliates the first and second layers of the skin. It improves acne visibility and corrects pigmentation issues such as age spots. You can only have this treatment when your skincare specialist has assured you that it is safe for you to have it.

  1. Deep Chemical Peeling

The deep chemical peel gets rid of deep coarse wrinkles, treats sun-damaged skin, and removes melasma from the deepest part of the skin. It is the most effective of them all. It can be dangerous if done frequently, so it should only be done once.

Only a cosmetic dermatologist can advise you which type of chemical peeling is good for your type of skin.

Advantages of Chemical Peeling

  • Helps to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles

This is one of the biggest advantages of getting a chemical peel. It reverses the signs of aging, firms saggy skin around the eyes and under the chin, making you look younger and more radiant.

  • Makes the skin look and feel more supple and soft

Dead skin cells make your skin dull and rough. Getting a chemical peel treatment means getting rid of these dead cells. It allows a new, healthy, and younger-looking layer of skin to grow.

  • Gives an even skin tone

Chemical peels even out the skin color. It gets rid of acne scars as well as freckles, leaving you with a great complexion and radiant skin.

  • It has long-lasting effects
  • It gives smoother skin
  • It removes non-cancerous cells
  • It is non-invasive by nature

Disadvantages of Chemical Peeling

  • It can increase skin sensitivity. Once you get a chemical peel, your skin will become more sensitive because it might be dry and scaly for a couple of days. Make sure to always apply a broad sunscreen when outside or you can just avoid over-exposure to the sun.
  • It might damage your healthy skin cells. This is especially if you have a darker skin tone as you may get hypo-pigmentation in the treated area.
  • It is costly.
  • It can cause a stinging sensation with the initial application.
  • Your skin might feel numb temporarily.
  • You might experience redness on the skin.

In short, chemical peels have both pros and cons but if performed by a specialist, it can give beneficial results. If you are willing to get chemical peels for your skin rejuvenation, visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic today. We offer a free initial consultation in which your skin will be analyzed for chemical peeling. Kindly fill-up the form below, or call us directly on the numbers given to book an appointment.