The professional who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. Alpha hydroxy acids are used in superficial peels, while phenol is most commonly used for deep peels, explains the University of Maryland Medical Center. After TCA chemical peels, a superficial crust forms over the treated area, then flakes off in three to seven days. During recovery, it is important for the patient to follow the instructions given by the physician who applied the TCA peel. They were helpful during the process. Face was tender, but nothing exciting.
Then he or she will apply one or more chemical solutions -- such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acidlactic acidor carbolic acid phenol -- to small areas of your skin.
Chemical Facial Peels
I already did the first peel. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a. I used Aquaphor after the Peel for seven days because that's how long I used it when I had it done at the plastic surgeon. The only two negative aspects I noticed is the smell of this peel is pretty bad. Darker-skinned patients and individuals with heart problems are not ideal candidates. I have tried numerous products and like them all. You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse.