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By Chanchala Bose
Beauty is not only about looking good with makeup, but it’s having a healthy, glowing skin. After a certain age, beauty seems to fade away for all of us. Fine lines and sagging skin can be easily seen on your face. You tend to look older than you are, thanks to anxiety and stress. In such times, you can go for a treatment called chemical peels. I know it sounds too rash for the skin, but you’re going to love the results. Here are five basic but very important facts you must know about chemical peels.
1. The basic: What is a chemical peel
A specially curated chemical is applied on the skin as a result of which the existing skin peels off or falls down. In return, you get a new and fresh baby skin from inside. The inner skin is much more brighter, even toned and young.
2. Apt for all body parts
A chemical peel can be done on almost all parts of your body, but the most common parts where a chemical peel is done are face, neck and hands.
3. All chemical peels aren’t the same
Now, this is the part where you need to pay maximum attention and use all your beauty science knowledge. There are different types of chemical peels and obviously, one size does not fit all. Like the current favourite is ‘Obagi Blue Peel’ which is known to penetrate deep into the skin and work magically on acne spots, other marks and even hyperpigmentation. There is an eight-hour long ‘Cosmelan Peel’ too, which is specifically targeted for the problematic skin. It works against hyperpigmentation and actually stops it from increasing. It also brightens up the skin to a large extent.
So, before you think about getting a chemical peeling done, please figure out and research the best chemical peel type for your skin and its issues. A good dermatologist will check your skin properly before suggesting a peel type.
4. After-care is crucial
Chemical peeling is not magic! It’s a treatment and it will take its own time to show results on the skin. Chemical peels are pretty much like sunburns. You can see slight redness on your face or on the places where the treatment was done. Your skin might feel slightly dry after 3-7 days, but don’t apply your regular moisturiser. This is the correct time where you need to pay heed to your dermatologist‘s’ advice. Strictly adhere to all the post-care treatments. Also, a little depth or swelling can also be seen, but it is nothing to worry. You need not panic at all if it is slight but immediately visit your dermatologist if swelling prevails for an extended period or you see some drastic changes in your skin.
5. Leave it to experts
Wondering which one should you choose? I suggest, you look and research for the best and certified experts in your locations. Even though the “chemicals” in chemical peels do not pose major dangers, it is important that you always choose a certified person. Look out for someone with experience and who can suggest you the best treatment.
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