Last Updated on February 11, 2024 by Ali Hamza
Superficial peels are suitable for all skin type. Conversely, if you possess a darker skin tone, you are more likely to have skin darkening following treatment. This is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If you have naturally darker skin you should see your dermatologist about less aggressive treatments to lessen the risk of hyperpigmentation. Chemical peel Memphis is also not advised if you:
1. Have a history of irregular skin scarring.
2. Have extra coloring in the scars.
3. Cannot stay out of the sun for the healing duration.
4. Have skin issues or take medications that make the skin more sensitive.
How are chemical peels performed?
Chemical peels are commonly done in the office, although deep peels may be performed at an outpatient surgery center. Your face will be cleansed, and you may be given eye protection such as goggles or gauze. If you are getting a deep peel, your doctor may numb the region with a topical anesthetic. Your doctor may also use local anesthesia to numb broad areas for deep peels. This is especially likely if you are having your face and neck treated. You will also be given an IV for deep peels, and your heart rate will be continuously monitored.
1. Light peel: A cotton ball, gauze, or brush will be used to administer a chemical solution like salicylic acid to the region addressed during a light peel. Your skin will begin to whiten and may experience a little stinging sensation. When the operation is finished, the chemical solution will be withdrawn, or a neutralizing solution will be introduced.
2. Medium peel: During a medium chemical peel, your physician will apply the chemical solution to the face with gauze, a cotton-tipped applicator, or a special sponge. This might include glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid. A blue hue can be added to the trichloroacetic acid, typically referred to as a blue peel. Your skin will begin to whiten, and your clinician will put a cold compress on it. You may experience stinging or burning for up to 20 minutes. No neutralizing solution is required; however, they can provide you with a hand-held fan to keep your skin cool. After you have had the blue peel, you will see a blue tint to your skin that may remain for some days.
3. Deep peel: You will be sedated for a deep chemical peel. The physician will administer phenol to your skin using a cotton-tipped applicator. This will cause the skin to turn white or gray. The operation will be conducted in 15-minute portions to limit your skin’s exposure to the acid.
Including a chemical peel in your treatment regimen might help you keep your fresh, young appearance. Regardless of the skin issue, you wish to treat; you may rely on your specialist to evaluate whether a chemical peel is appropriate for you. They may also tailor a treatment to your specific health or cosmetic goals and deliver it safely and efficiently. Call A Beautiful You Medical Spa to schedule your meeting today to determine if you are a great candidate for chemical peel treatments.