Chemical Peeling: Myths and FactsNovember 7, 2022
Chemical Peeling: Myths and Facts -, Chemical peeling is aesthetic treatment helps to improve skin texture, treat acne, reduce pigmentation and slow down the aging process as well as help hydrate the skin. Many patients are apprehensive to do this beneficial treatment due to some misconceptions surrounding chemical peels, as follows:
Myth #1 Chemical peeling will thin my skin
During a chemical peeling, thin dead skin layer is peeled off, as no matter how many times the skin is exfoliated to remove epidermal skin cells, they will always be replenished with new skin. Therefore, chemical peeling will not thin your skin.
Myth #2 People with dry or sensitive skin is not a candidate for chemical peeling
Chemical peeling is effective to treat dry skin, where the removal of dead skin allows for the restoration of the skin’s natural moisture barrier and improve the efficacy your moisturizers and other hydrating products.
While for sensitive skin chemical peels is still recommended, however by using different and specifically formulated peeling products for sensitive skin, to help calming inflammation or redness associated with sensitive skin
Myth #3 Severe redness and irritation
Patients can experience mild redness and irritation post peeling treatment; it is not inevitable. Therefor your doctor will recommend some after-care to alleviate any minor redness caused by peeling treatment. In general patient will not experience severe irritation, discomfort or scabbing after peeling treatment.
Myth #4 Only those with problem skin should do it
While chemical peeling is effective at resolving skin imperfections, they are also helpful at maintaining skin health and appearance. In other words, chemical peeling can be used as a treatment option to help restore your healthy skin and prevent things like aging, clogged pores, dull skin and uneven skin tone. Mild regular peeling is recommended to keep skin looks smooth, healthy and hydrated.
Myth #5 Heavily break out
Because peeling is a form of exfoliation, it often brings things to the surface of the skin and cause a purging of the pores. Therefore, it is not uncommon anymore to experience a breakout after peeling. While breakouts are unpleasant, they are often temporary and will fade away.
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