Treatments For Eye Dark Circles And Wrinkles PART II
“Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.” – Quote by late American actress, Estelle Getty
In this second part of our blog, we shall look in-depth at another treatment for wrinkles. The name of this treatment is chemical peels. You must have heard about it being spoken in the media by movie stars or by social media influencers. Here we bring you some more information on it so that you are an aware consumer and make informed choices.
Chemical Peel Treatment for Wrinkles
Simply put it is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is put on the skin to remove the top dermis layers. The skin which replaces the removed skin is smoother and looks younger. Treatment of wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars is undertaken by this method. It’s mainly used on the face. It can be done as a standalone treatment or in combination with other medical or beauty procedures.
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Chemical peels are performed at various depths (light, medium or deep).
Light Peel – It removes the epidermis and may need to be done every 2-5 weeks to maintain the results. It is used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness.
Medium Peel – It removes skin cells from the epidermis and portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin. It will need to be undertaken every 3-9 months to retain the effects.
Deep Peel – Skin cells from the epidermis and portions of the mid to lower layer of your dermis are removed in this level. This type of treatment can be done only once. Deep level peel lead to fantastic results but it also involves longer recovery time.
Chemical peels can also have side effects such as redness of the skin which lasts for a few months, scars on the lower part of the face, changes in the skin colour and even infections. For some the effects can be worse in the form of damage to heart or kidney.
Chemical peels are best avoided for people who have taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the past 6 months, have a dark skin tone, history of cold sores and abnormal skin pigmentation.
One of the famous celebrities indulging in chemical peels has been the American actress Jennifer Aniston. So now you know the secret of her glowing beauty.
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If you are not keen on chemical peels, there are other treatments in the market which we shall discuss in another blog coming soon.