Skin Rejuvenation and Treatment With Facial Peels

One's facial skin can now be made better through the use of acids or other chemical agents for cosmetic skin improvement. Slight blemishes or external complaints may be fixed with home treatments but extreme or intense skin conditions must be dealt with under medical supervision.

Home treatments have low concentration of these agents and so result in few side effects besides slight redness and sensations of tingling. Stronger concentrated peels produce intense redness and swelling and heavy peeling, which calls for several days of recovery before the patient can resume work.

What conditions can benefit from facial peels?

Facial peel solutions are used to treat cosmetic skin conditions like:

o wrinkle reduction
o sun damage elimination
o skin rejuvenation

o acne improvement
o acne scarring

Types of Facial Peels

1. Plant Acid Peel

Glycolic, Beta Hydroxy and Alpha Hydroxy Acids are plant derivatives that are usual components of skin treatments available over-the-counter or from beauty supply or cosmetic retailers.

Concentrated salicylic acid which is a stronger acid peel must be applied by a doctor or a beauty specialist. It is best to start with a treatment of less intensity and progress to a stronger solution if a long-term treatment is needed.

2. Chemical Peel

Phenol is a strong chemical peel that can be usually applied in a certified dermatologist's clinic to treat acne scarring. This can also be performed at a cosmetic surgery clinic for wrinkle reduction.

Phenol is considerably sharp and generates redness and swelling besides stripping the skin surface and does not heal completely until several weeks after. On the other hand, its strong concentration exceedingly succeeds in generating healthy skin development of the lower skin layers.

3. TCA Peel

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a strong acid resembling vinegar that is used in a cosmetic surgeon's or dermatologist's clinic to treat acne scarring and wrinkle reduction or for skin rejuvenation. TCA peels target the deeper skin layers so the patient can expect the full results to be clearly seen only after several weeks.

Other Cosmetic Skin treatments

1. Laser peel therapy

Laser peel therapy uses concentrated beams of light directed towards trouble spots like acne, or to treat wrinkle reduction or for skin rejuvenation. The light beams aim deep to the lower layers of skin and supporting tissue and generate young and healthy skin to come to the surface.

2. Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is not commonly employed in the treatment of extreme cases of acne scarring as in previous years because of the pain involved in the procedure. Faster and less painful methods have superseded its popularity but some physicians still opt to use this method.