chemical peelThe skin is the biggest organ in the body. It covers almost everything, and is a good way to show a person’s health, well-being, and age. The good thing about skin is that it naturally replaces itself. Old, rough, dead skin cells get shed to make way for younger, more youthful looking skin. This means that the skin is able to look younger through natural means. Unfortunately, the natural process takes too long, and usually when it does happen, the effects are barely noticeable to the naked eye.

Chemical Peel Benefits

Plastic surgery has an answer to this in the form of chemical peeling. Chemical peels have existed in some primitive form or another since mankind has become conscious about beauty. Whether it be complex oils of the Egyptians, to natural oils and scrubs of Indians, chemical peels have played an important role in the history of human beauty.

Nowadays, however, chemical peels are now more easily available to the masses, as opposed to its ancient counterparts that were usually reserved for the noble and elite. Not to mention, modern chemical peels are more effective, able to yield almost instant results upon application.

Facial chemical peels can help eliminate fine wrinkles and lines, blotched pigments, scars from acne, and pimples. Chemical peels can also make the skin softer and more moisturized, having a more rejuvenated look. However, there are also more practical reasons to have a chemical peel. Acne can be a horrendous thing to deal with, especially for teenagers, but mostly for adults who think that acne will be gone soon after puberty ends, which in some cases, doesn’t.

Chemical peels specifically aimed to deal with acne exists, which causes the skin over the acne to blister and peel, reducing the appearance of the scars and blemishes left over by acne. This in conjunction with using acne treatment medication can greatly improve the face’s appearance despite acne.

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peel solutions are generally categorized into three. Glycolic chemical peels are the lightest of the three, very gentle and quite usable by most people. Thricholoroacetic or TCA chemical peels are stronger than glycolic, but weaker than phenol chemical peel, which is the strongest of the three. Depending on the severity of the case and the patient’s needs, the dermatologist will choose one of the three.

Chemical Peel costs

The biggest advantage of chemical peels is its cost. While it might not provide the exact same results as a facelift, chemical peels are only a fraction of what facelifts could cost, ranging from $600 to $900, depending on area and clinic. The treatment is very fast, with a patient walking out of the clinic within minutes, and the results are nearly instant.