Are there side effects of facial peels?
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Fortunately as this is a controlled medical grade peel and the concentration is built up gradually side effects are reduced to a minimum. When the peel is applied you may feel a mild tingling sensation and immediately after your skin may have a pinkish glow. The facial wash used before treatment will highlight any individuals for whom the treatment is not appropriate.
You will notice that you will experience flaking of the skin from day 2-3 onwards, but this is natural shedding which when completed leaves the skin extremely fresh and smoothe.
List of Terms:
TCA – Trichloracetic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, which is self neutralising. TCA can be used for deep peels and goes down to the mid-dermis level usually. It can be used to remove the skin layers till the deep dermis level as well with repeated treatments. Should be used by an experienced practitioner only. It is the strongest of the three acid peels that can be used.
Glycolic Acid – This is a much milder alpha hydroxy acid and is used for more superficial peels. Glycolic acid peels are good starter peels and have been shown to be of benefit for people who would otherwise suffer from hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation (skin darkening or whitening).
Salicylic Acid – This is also within the same family of acids as the top two but is milder still. The mildest acid of the three, it is used in anti-acne creams and anti-acne preparation that can be bought over the counter (OTC). It gives a mild tingling sensation when used.
Hyperpigmentation – This is when the skin goes overly dark, for example when black skin is burnt or has had an infection within it. It occurs due to the overactivity in the melanocytes (pigment producing skin cells) which make the overlying skin appear darker than the rest.
Hypopigmentation – This is when the skin goes overly light, for example in vitiligo (Michael Jackson’s skin condition). The melanocytes shut down and can not produce any melanin (pigment) and therefore the skin appears lighter than the surrounds.” ”>
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