Skin Bleaching Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is essentially a process of peeling of the skin in which a certain chemical solution is applied to the skin for a certain period of time. Also called the chemical acid peel, the treatment helps in removing the upper layer of the skin. The layer of skin that emerges is generally much smoother, whiter and flawless as compared to the upper layer since it has not been weathered by the harsh environmental conditions. Since this layer of skin has not been hardened over time it is more sensitive that the upper layer that you had earlier. There are various benefits of a chemical peel and getting a new skin that has not been exposed to the environment and the process makes you feel as if you have got the skin of a baby.

Chemical peels can be used on most parts of the body but is mainly used for the face, neck and hands. Since it is almost like getting a new skin, it removes wrinkles, treats acne, reduces age spots and freckles and also removes scars and brings out a better complexion. Darker spots or deep wrinkles are not treated best with chemical peels and other treatment methods may be better suited for the same. In such severe cases laser therapy works better.

A chemical skin peel works best for almost anyone. They seem to work better with those who have lighter skin and light hair but the treatment has known to work well for patients with a dark skin complexion too. The chemical skin peel procedure is required to be performed in a surgery room to ensure that there are no germs in the environment that can interfere with the process. It is a process that requires close monitoring and therefore should not be taken casually.

First the patients face is cleaned with a cleaning agent to remove any oil, dust or grime. The chemical is applied on small patches of the skin at a time to ensure a close check on the manner in which the patient is reacting. It is not uncommon for physicians to ask patients to take some drugs for a few days before the actual process. Sometimes oral antibiotics are also prescribed. When the chemical is applied, the patient may feel a warm sensation that lasts for a certain time. In some cases mild stinging may also be felt. If the stinging or heat is too much, a cold compress can be administered to ease matters. In case the skin requires deeper peeling the chemical that is used may be stronger. In such cases, after chemical peel has been applied, some antibiotics and pain medication may also be prescribed by the doctor.