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What is a Chemical Peel, and What Conditions Does it Treat?  

A chemical peel, also called derma peeling, and chemexfoliation use a chemical solution to enhance the condition and appearance of your skin. Under chemical peel treatment at Wigan, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes harm or injury to your skin layers.

The layers of your skin eventually peel off and reveal a more beautiful looking and youthful skin. The new skin is usually smoother and has fewer lines and wrinkles; it also has more colour and a brighter complexion. 

What Skin Conditions Does a Chemical Peel Treat?

The chemical peel treatment is used for treating particular skin conditions to enhance the appearance of your skin by improving the overall tone and structure. Chemical peels are mainly performed on your neck, face and hands.

Chemical peel treatments can help to reduce or improve the following:

  •  Fine lines under the eyes or around the mouth, wrinkles caused due to sunburn, hereditary and ageing factors.
  • Some particular types of acne.
  • Some scarring.
  • Age spots, sun spots, freckles, liver spots and uneven skin colouring.
  • Precancerous scaly spots are also known as actinic keratosis.
  • Scaly patches, rough skin and dull complexion.
  • Dark patches that are caused due to pregnancy or by taking birth control pills. 

Patients usually work with their dermatologists to decide the depth of the chemical peel. This combined decision can differ based on the conditions of your skin and the objectives for the treatment. 

Deep scars, bulges, deep facial lines and severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. If all of these concern you, then carbon dioxide laser, botox treatments in wigan, soft tissue filler, brow lift and eye lift can be better options. A surgeon can help you determine the best treatment for your skin. 

Are Chemical Peels Good for All Skin Types?

In general, chemical peels can be used on all skin types, and if you have a darker skin tone, you might experience darkening of your skin after treatment. This condition is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

If your skin tone is naturally darker, you might want to receive some advice from your dermatologist about other forms of treatments that can reduce the condition mentioned above. Chemical peeling is not recommended if: 

  • You have a history of abnormal skin scarring.
  • If there is extra colouring in your scars.
  • You have skin conditions or take medications to make your skin more sensitive.
  • You cannot stay out of the sun during the healing period. 

How Are Chemical Peels Being Performed? 

A chemical peel can be performed on your skin in a doctor’s clinic or a surgery centre (outpatient procedure). Your skin will be cleansed thoroughly with an agent that can remove excess amounts of oils while keeping your eyes and hair protected. 

After this, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, and this solution mainly consists of trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and carbolic acid. All these chemicals cause a controlled injury, and each penetrates to different skin depths. After this, the skin is peeled to reveal a new skin layer.  

Final Words 

If you have skin problems and are interested in chemical peel treatment at Wigan, you need to research a reputed clinic that can provide you with this treatment. Before you undergo this treatment to improve your skin, you should consult with your local dermatologist. 

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