A clear, radiant, wrinkle-free skin and a perfect complexion is every girl’s dream. Simple acne or brown coloured skin pigmentation can shatter this dream. In tropical countries like India, where the exposure to the sun is high, at least 80% of the population reports of pigmentation and acne. Acne scars and skin pigmentations are very stubborn and do not fade away with regular creams or remedies. Chemical peel is one among the many procedures available to help remove them.
Melanin (skin pigment) imparts a specific colour to the skin and protects from harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays. The increased levels of melanin, due to sun exposure, are deposited under the skin, which leads to skin tan, dark patches and pigmentation (brown spots). Although harmless, pigmentation is a cosmetic concern.
Acne causes spots and pimples on the face, shoulders, neck, back, chest and upper arms. There are multiple reasons for acne to occur, which include hormonal imbalance, stress, pollution, harmful cosmetics, smoking, drugs etc.
Sebum, produced by sebaceous glands, carries the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin; skin cells, sebum and hair can clump together to form a plug, which can get infected with bacteria and thus cause acne. Acne leaves a scar on healing, which does not fade away easily. The scars are quite obvious on the face and a cause of concern for many.
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate the skin and enhance its texture. It contains a mixture of solutions in various proportions. This treatment leads to exfoliation and removal of superficial lesions, followed by the regeneration of skin that is soft, supple, and clear.
Benefits of chemical peels:
You may notice the following changes after the chemical peel:
- Improvement in the skin’s colour, clarity, tone and texture
- Radiant complexion due to new collagen and healthy skin cell growth
- Removal of dead skin cells
- Reduced skin discoloration caused by sun damage
- Smoothened fine lines and wrinkles
- Decrease in the appearance of acne scars
- Reduction and drying out of active acne