Peeling – Attacked From Both Sides

Your skin is under constant attack. It is exposed to the air, chemicals, pollutants and toxins. On the inside, skin cells are constantly dying and being pushed to the surface. The result is skin that has poor texture, fine lines, wrinkles or poor elasticity. Facial skin resurfacing, or peeling, is an answer to the attack. Peeling removes the old skin, letting new skin breathe.

Uncovering The Truth

There are several purposes that can be achieved with facial skin peeling.

  • Removes areas of damaged skin
  • Eliminates some or all of acne scarring (depends on how deep the scarring is on the face)
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines or wrinkling
  • Corrects uneven skin pigmentation color
  • Removes pre-cancerous skin cells
  • Improves general skin appearance and tone
  • Lessens facial scars
  • Reduces sun damage
  • The truth is that peels are not facelifts. They are intended to remove layers of damaged facial skin, exposing the more youthful skin lying below the surface.

    Plan Of Attack

    There are several different kinds of skin peels.

    A laser peel is where a medical laser instrument is used to remove skin layer by layer. A laser peel has relatively rapid healing, so if you are a busy person, you might consider this method of peeling. It is used for removing deep acne scars, lesions and sun damaged skin layers. It must be repeated several times.

    There are three kinds of chemical peels. The chemical peel is done by coating the face with a special solution and then removing the lotion and skin it sloughs. The solution used is caustic, which can cause mild irritation or burning.

  • Alphahydroxy acid peel is the lightest peel. It is used to remove fine lines or smooth rough skin.
  • Trichlorocetic acid peel is a medium peel. It goes a little deeper and removes surface wrinkles and skin pigment problems.
  • Phenol peel is the severest chemical peel. It is used for deep wrinkles or sun damaged skin.
  • Chemical peels are also not a facelift. They improve skin appearance and remove outer skin deformities or inconsistencies.

    Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique often used to treat acne scars. Anyone with acne can tell you about the negative effects on self-confidence that acne scarring can produce. Dermabrasion is a common procedure and considered very safe. Dermabrasion is done by a dermatologist or surgeon and involves controlled surgical facial skin scraping.

    Microdermabrasion is where a small medical sandblaster is used to spray tiny crystals onto the skin. A vacuum then sucks the crystals and dead skin off the face. It is a successful procedure for skin refreshening.

    Facial Campaign

    Skin resurfacing is a common dermatological procedure. It is up to each individual to decide which technique is most suitable for his or her skin repair purposes. Some people are uncomfortable with the fact that chemical peels use a caustic solution. Others decide on a laser peel, because it can be done with a facelift. It is important to understand that none of the procedures prevent aging. Peeling is a way to remove layers of the epidermis that are damaged. People with skin damage are encouraged to get regular peels because skin cells that are pre-cancerous are removed during the procedures. Whatever peeling process you choose, the end result will be the appearance of newer skin.