What is Chemical Peel (Nano Gold)?
Chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that involves a chemical exfoliation process to help rejuvenate the skin, treat acne, fix hyperpigmentation and remove blemishes, amongst other benefits. In this procedure, chemical solutions of various kinds are used to exfoliate the skin layers, and depending upon the severity and complexity of the skin conditions present, the chemicals used can target the top, middle and deep layers of the skin.
How the Chemical Peel Treatment is done?
A chemical solution is applied to the skin, after which it is left to break down the skin’s layers,
exfoliating it from within. After a few minutes, the solution is cleaned and a protective layer of cream or sunscreen is applied.
How does the Chemical Peel Nano Gold works?
Various naturally-occurring acids, such as lactic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, etc., are used to exfoliate the skin in a chemical peel. Each of these plays a particular function and targets a specific
skin problem. These acids then break down the targeted layer of skin, revealing a fresher, younger skin beneath.
There are various benefits to a chemical peel, including:
- Simultaneously able to treat various skin problems, like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dull complexion, acne, etc.
- Quick and easy procedure, taking only about 15-30 minutes
- Less painful and safe treatment, as compared to other treatments like laser
- Safe to use on all types of skin
Chemical peels do cause a few side effects, most of which are temporary and of the low risk:
- Redness on the skin post-treatment, which fades away soon after
- Scarring, on rare occasions, which can be treated using antibiotics or steroid medications
- Infections, if not taken care of properly post-treatment
- Heart or liver damage, in extremely rare cases, only occurs if carbolic acid is used in the chemical peel process
Who is a suitable candidate for Chemical Peel Nano Gold treatment?
Anyone who wishes to deal with their skin problems can avail of a chemical peel. If you suffer from any of the following, a chemical peel is a good choice for you:
- Acne scars
- Dull complexion
- Sun-damaged skin
However, you should consider a chemical peel if you happen to fall into any of these categories:
- If you have taken oral acne medication in the past 6 months
- If you have a personal or family history of developing keloids
- If you are pregnant
- If you have frequent and/or severe outbreaks of cold sores
What is the Pre and Post Chemical Peel Treatment Requirement?
Before the treatment, there are a few steps that you must follow to ensure maximum success of the chemical peel:
- Review your medical history
- Do a physical examination of the skin
- Take antiviral medication, if instructed
- Use a retinoid cream, if instructed
- Avoid unprotected sun exposure
- Avoid cosmetic treatments and/or hair removal treatments
- Take sedatives/painkillers, if instructed (for deeper chemical peels, you may need to do so, in order to reduce any discomfort during the treatment)
After the treatment is completed, it is imperative that you follow the specialist’s advice on the dos and don’ts of aftercare. You may also follow some general guidelines of aftercare as stated below:
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure for about 7 days
- Protect the skin using sunscreen
- Wash the face with mild cleansers
- Moisturise regularly
- Be gentle when towel-drying your face
- Do not touch or pick at the skin as it peels
- Avoid strenuous workouts, saunas, and steam rooms
How Long does the effects of Chemical Peel Treatment Lasts?
Chemical peels can be done periodically every 3-6 weeks to bring out maximum results. These results can last anywhere from one month to even the rest of your life. This depends on the chemical peel option selected and proper aftercare habits.