Usually derived from fruit acids or inorganic acids, when peels are applied on the skin, they result in disruption of the layers of skin. Depending upon the nature and concentration of the acid, the peeling can be superficial, medium or deep.
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical peels are used for:
- Skin rejuvenation
- Acne scarring
The nature of the skin condition and skin colour determine the suitability of skin peels. Not all chemical peels are suitable for all skin types.
Superficial and medium depth peels such as mandelic, glycolic , salicylic and TCA are the most commonly used chemical peels. However, for pigmentation problems such as melasma, azelaic, mandelic, weak TCA, phenol, arginine and Retinol peels are also effective.
Sun avoidance is very important before and after ANY chemical peel.
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