Aging Skin Care - Does Chemical Peeling Slow Aging?
In skincare, doctors use chemical peeling as a procedure to remove sun-damaged, pigmented, and wrinkled skin by peeling it with chemicals. As the old skin peels off, new skin appears that is much fresher looking. But let’s be clear from the onset that chemical peeling does not slow the aging process or prevent it. What is does is remove old, damaged skin with fresh looking, new skin. After that, it is up to you to take better care of your skin to keep it younger for the long term by protecting it from sun. The process itself does not affect the internal aging of the skin. If you expose your new skin to the sun, you will damage skin again.
Skincare with chemical peeling and skin damage:
Chemical peeling will remove mild skin wrinkles; sun damaged spots, and pigmentation. It also will remove the leathery appearance of the skin. A chemical peel will help remove some pre-cancerous spots and facial scars. Mild chemical peeling is used to treat acne in some cases.
Can chemical peeling cause damage:
In rare cases, chemical peeling procedures can damage with infection and scarring. Talk with your doctor about the risks involved. No procedure that changes the body in any way is free from risk. AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) formulations are used to give a light peel, TCA (Trichloroacetic) is used to give a medium depth peel and phenol is used to give a deep peel to the skin. You can visualize the process like this - the deeper your skin problem, the deeper peel may be considered to be used. So, for surface aberrations, a mild peel and for deeper scars a deep peel. Your doctor will decide the recommended approach after looking at your skin and consulting with you about what results you desire, the time you want to give, and the care and discomfort you are prepared to undergo. Deep peels give more discomfort, though typically produce better results. It is important to discuss these issues with your doctor.
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