Chemical peeling is a dermis therapy procedure in which a chemical solution (mainly consisting of acids) is applied to the skin surface which results in the removal of the top layer of the epidermis. This layer mostly comprises dead skin cells.
Chemical peeling is done for the improvement of the skin. It causes the top layers of the dermis to blister and ultimately peel off. This results in the skin being smoother, hydrated and less wrinkled. It also brings a substantial reduction of age spots, freckles, and dark spots. Chemical peeling Surrey is usually done on the body parts that are exposed to the environment like arms, face and neck, however, most people opt for chemical peels for their face.
Chemical peeling has proved to improve the appearance and texture of the skin, giving a more youthful and shimmering outlook. It is also used in the treatment of different skin issues like acne, freckle, sunburns and semi-xeroderma conditions. Therefore, chemical peeling at White Rock Spa can be considered both a beauty enhancement procedure and a skin therapy approach.
Before we dive into the details of who is and is not a good candidate for chemical peeling, it is essential that we truly understand what chemical peeling is. The chemical peel Surrey procedure can further branch into three types depending upon the skin type and issues of the dermis:
- Light White Rock chemical peel
- Medium chemical peel
- Deep chemical peel
The three types indicate how deep the process will affect the dermis and are suggested after a careful examination of your skin and skin concerns by our certified dermatologists.
However, there are a few general indications to see who is a good candidate for chemical peeling. The indication for Surrey chemical peel procedures is controlled by the patient’s ability to tolerate the after-effects and their determination to overcome the specific skin aliment troubling them. The type of therapy will always vary in consideration of the severity of the skin conditions as well as the realistic requests of the patients. So in general, people who are fair-skinned and light-haired are considered more suitable for the chemical peel procedures. People who have a darker complexion will also achieve good results depending on the skin issues faced by the patient. However, the probability of having an uneven skin tone after the procedures increases.
This is because the population with dark skin tones ( mostly consisting of Africans, Asians, Latinos, etc ) has a higher melanin (natural skin pigment) production. Chemical procedures like medium and deep chemical peel penetrate deeper into the dermis and may affect melanin synthesis. This alteration of melanin may cause uneven distribution over the skin which may give rise to dark spots or patches of discoloured skin.
In addition, deep penetration of chemical peel Surrey may destroy specialized cells which produce melanin, leaving some areas of the skin devoid of colour. All these reasons suggest scheduling a consultation with an experienced dermatologist before going for a chemical peel.
Other good candidates for chemical peeling include people who:
- Face issues of freckles
- Suffer from melasma ( usually due to pregnancy also known as “ the mask of pregnancy “)
- Have Acne Scars
- Suffer from unusual skin scarring
- Undergo Photoaging ( a condition of the skin where skin premature ages due to long term exposures to sunlight (UV rays)
- Are facing Wrinkles
All these issues can be treated by chemical peel Vancouver. However, people need to understand that chemical peel’s main purpose is to peel off dead cells of the dermis and enhances the freshness of the skin and should not be confused with cosmetic procedures and surgeries.