Scars from acne can have a detrimental effect on a person’s self confidence. There is a way to eliminate these scars however. Through the use of chemical peel treatment, deep rooted scars caused by acne can be removed, and the skin can regain its natural beauty. A chemical peel treatment is not only effective at getting rid of acne scars, it also eliminates other age signs that have occurred over the years. A chemical peel removes the top layers of skin where the scars are located. New skin layers will grow back and will not have any scarring.
Chemical peels can be done either in a hospital or at home. If the scarring is not too deeply embedded in the skin, a peel can be done at home. If the scarring is deep, then the peel should be done by a professional. If acne is present at the time, it’s best to let the acne clear up and then go in for a chemical peel treatment.
There are several different types of chemical peels available. They come in a variety of concentrations, so some may be stronger than others. People have different skin types and acne can range in severity, therefore, it’s a good idea to find out what type of peel will work best. In order to determine which type of chemical peel to use, the advice of a doctor should be sought. To test the skin’s response, a very low strength chemical peel is used at first. Over time, the concentration of the peel is increased.
Chemical peels that are available today include Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), Trichloro acid (TCA), and Glycolic peels. The strength of the peel will have an effect on the time it takes for the skin to recover. Very low concentrations have fast recovery times, and can be healed in as little as a day. Stronger peels that eliminate deep seated scarring take more time, and the skin can look unappealing for several days. The skin is prone to infection when a stronger peel is used, and it might be necessary to go to the hospital if the infection gets too bad.
After having a chemical peel treatment, it’s best to use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF), or avoid the sun altogether. Skin becomes very dry after a treatment, so it’s wise to apply moisturizer several times a day. Chemical peels do cause some burning and itching when they’re first applied, but it won’t last long.