Chemical peels are mostly used in treating light acne and acne scars. Chemical peels aim at removing the upper layer of the skin which mostly consists of dead skin cells. Through this treatment a healthier and newer skin underneath it will be exposed.
Basically, the process makes use of chemicals and we all know that chemicals can severely damage the eyes, ears and lips once it had contact with the solution. When using chemical peels, protecting other unaffected parts of the face is a must. Reading and understanding instructions is this very critical. Every chemical peel kit comes with the instructions which you should read to avoid exacerbating the current condition of your skin as well as affect other areas that should not be affected in anyhow.
Light, Medium, and Deep Peels
Chemical peels come in different strength levels including mild, moderate and strong for light, medium, and deep peels. Mild chemicals should be used by people with light acne. This is generally recommended for these people and is the most common treatment that you may buy over the counter. Mild chemical peels must be diluted. However, mild chemical peels take longer time in removing dead skin cells.
You have to use moderate chemical peels when your acne condition is ‘in between’. This means that that your acne condition must not be light and not severe. Moderate chemical peels, like strong chemical peels, may lead to skin burning. Actually, chemical peels can cause burning of up to second degree. Scars caused by burning may take longer time to heal hence you have to be careful in using moderate chemical peels.
Strong chemical peels are recommended for people with severe acne conditions. Since it can cause skin burning, this should be applied based on the instructions of a skin care expert like the dermatologist. You should not apply it alone unless you know how to properly do it.
With all the available skin peeling solution, you have to choose which will work best for you. You have to assess the severity of your acne and acne scars before thinking of applying any chemical peel. If you do not know how to do this, consult a skin care expert. Remember that the pain that you should feel when you apply a chemical peel on your skin should be tolerable. Switch chemical peel products when you are experiencing excruciating pain as the solution may be too strong for you.Browse Our Chemical Peel Products