After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen ay. It should say “broad-spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Typically, a skin peel is classified as light, medium or deep.
A deep chemical peel penetrates the lower layer of the dermis and effectively treats deep lines and wrinkles, scars and pigmentation.
Superficial/Light Facial Peel
A superficial facial peel removes the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. It does not penetrate deep into your skin or dermis, but rather affects only the epidermal or outer layer of facial skin.
Superficial peels are often referred to as lunchtime peels because they don’t take up a lot of your time and you can return to your normal activities right after. Superficial facial peels help make your skin smoother and more refreshed. It is effective in treating fine lines, age spots, skin discolouration and dryness.
Medium Facial Peel
A medium facial peel affects the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis. It causes skin on these layers of your body to peel off. It penetrates your skin deeper than a superficial peel and requires some time off work for healing. Medium facial peels can be used to treat precancerous spots, shallow scars, crow’s feet around your eyes, fine to moderate wrinkles and darker brown spots on your skin.
Deep Facial Peels
A deep chemical peel penetrates the lower layer of the dermis and effectively treats deep lines and wrinkles, scars and pigmentation. Deep facial peels require a longer recovery time, involve more pain and have a greater risk of complications. They cannot be used on darker skin types due to the risk of hypo pigmentation or bleaching. Deep facial peels are used to treat deep facial wrinkles, severe sun damage, severe skin discoloration and deep acne scars.
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
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