You may have heard of chemical peels and wondered if they are something that can work for you. If you have skin that has suffered damage over the years, it could be a good solution, if you do it properly.
What chemical peels are designed to do is to literally remove the top layer of the skin to present a new, softer, clearer one underneath. It sounds like a pretty drastic thing to do, but chemical peels have become quite popular in recent years and for some they make a real difference.
How it works is that a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it blister up and peel off. The skin underneath will be less wrinkled and more blemish free than the layer that has been removed. People get them done on the facial area generally, but they can be done on the hands and neck too, to tackle scars, sun damage, age spots and acne amongst other things. Whilst chemical peels help to reduce sun damage, it’s important to remember that you skin will be more sensitive to the sun for a while afterwards so you will need to have some good SPF on the go and maybe even stay out of the sun for a while.
In fact, you could even suffer a slight sunburn type reaction and may need some bandages on the area tha has been treated. The key to getting chemical peels right is to talk to your practitioner. Tell them everything about your medical history, including any xrays you have had. Armed with that information, they can decide on the course of action that is best for your skin and your health. As with most procedures, jumping right in without doing your homework is not a good idea. Consider your medical health, your skin tone and your holiday plans before getting involved. If you can get it right you can make a difference, without any bad consequences.