Basically a chemical peeling is done to remove dead skin cells and bring out the natural glow of one’s skin. In that procedure a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the upper most layers, so that the natural glowing skin appears. The skin which grows back after the peeling is smoother, healthier and appears younger. Chemical peel can be also used to treat wrinkles, skin discolouration and scars. The procedure can be done alone or accompanying other cosmetic procedures. It causes no harm to other procedures, also to be noted the chemical peeling can be done at different depths of skin depending upon how much effective result is desired. The skin depth are categorised as light, medium and deep. Each type of peeling depth has different results. More deep the peeling more foreseen results but also it takes time recovering.
A chemical peel can be used to treat various skin problems. Depending on the issues you're addressing with the procedure, you'll choose a chemical peel in one of three depths:
- Light chemical peel. A light (superficial) chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin (epidermis). It can be used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness. You might have a light chemical peel as often as every two to five weeks — depending on your desired results.
- Medium chemical peel. This type of chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). A medium chemical peel can treat wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. You might repeat a medium chemical peel after three to nine months to maintain results.
- Deep chemical peel. A deep chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the mid to lower layer of your dermis. Your doctor might recommend a deep chemical peel if you have deeper wrinkles, scars or precancerous growths. A deep chemical peel can only be performed once.