Last Updated on January 3, by haveclotheswilltravel. This post is sharing everything you need to know before and after a chemical peel…plus photos of my face throughout the peeling process. All of these photos are taken without makeup — to give you the best idea of what my skin looks like. A chemical peel is when a chemical solution is applied to your skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off.
How to Try an At-Home Peel Without Effing Up Your Face
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A middle age woman presented to Cosmetica Plastic Surgery for evaluation of multiple dark areas on her face- hyperpigmentation-that was noticeable from 20 feet away! Chemical peels vary in their concentration and thus their dept of skin penetration. TCA at a low strength can be used as a light peel like what you might experience at a spa. More concentrated TCA can result in penetration through the entire outside layer of the skin, the epidermis, and possibly through the deeper layer, the dermis. Now your talking about placing yourself at a high risk for permanent skin darkening or lightening and even life long scarring, like this patient! We obtain our TCA by submitting a prescription to a reputable compounding pharmacy. This is a physician administered peel, sometimes requiring pain medicine.
Using ingredients that deeply exfoliate , peels can remove dead surface cells to reveal more even and glowing skin. While peels can certainly turn up the radiance factor, the bummer is that they can also add to your complexion woes if not used properly. So we asked dermatologists who gets the most benefits from peels, who should stay away, and all you need to know about getting the best results at home.
To address those issues, Dixon, a beauty vlogger and cosmetologist, turned to an at home chemical peel containing 30 percent trichloroacetic acid, TCA, typically used by physicians and trained professionals. Chemical peels are designed to work by removing part of the top layer of skin to reveal fresher skin for a more youthful appearance. Many products containing low concentrations of acid are sold through beauty retailers and drug stories and are often safe to use.