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Everything you should know before getting chemical peels

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Do you feel that your skin has been looking dull, tired and aged recently? This is not a very deep problem. Often the pollution, UV rays from the sun, dust particles, oils and makeup products can get stuck into the pores of the outer layer of our skin. This causes our faces to look dull and aged. There is an easy solution to this. Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors offer an extensive range of chemical peel treatments to get you fresh and glowing skin. 

Let us know a bit about the chemical peel treatment. When a chemical solution peel is applied to your face, the top skin layer peels off. The underlying layer is smoother and much fresher than the peeled one. By removing the top layer of your skin, you will see much fewer wrinkles, pigmentation and acne scars. This skin resurfacing treatment can be mixed with other cosmetic treatments as well.

It is essential to remember that the higher the intensity of your chemical peel, the more you are time you will take to recover from it. The chemicals used are strong and only a professional cosmetic doctor or nurse should do it. The intensity of your chemical peel will also depend on the skin issues you are trying to address :

  • Light chemical peel :

If our doctor recommends you to get a light chemical peel, it will be addressing light problems like some fine lines, light acne, and dryness of your skin. You can get this light peel as often as once a month. A light chemical peel will only peel of the outer epidermis layer of your skin. 

  • Medium chemical peel :

If our doctor suggests you a medium level of chemical peel, it will provide a much deeper cleanse, removing dead skin cells from the middle layer of the skin as well. 

Your face will show much fewer wrinkles, acne scars and tan layers after medium chemical peel treatment.

  • Deep chemical peel :

When you have to get a deep chemical peel, just remember that the chemicals are strong and you have to prep your skin before and after the treatment to heal quickly. A deep chemical peel will go into the much deeper layers of your skin. The problems this treatment will address at this level are any deeper scars or even any precancerous growths. You will not have to repeat this procedure often. The effects are very long-lasting. 

Now that you know about the functions of chemical peel treatments, you should also know some risks associated with them :

  • Redness, scabbing and swelling :

It is very normal for your skin to become red and swell up a bit after a chemical peeling treatment. The redness and swelling will go away in a few days. Use a cold compress as much as possible.

  • Changes in skin colour:

The treatment uses strong chemicals, so it is possible to face some degree of hyperpigmentation in your skin if proper precautions and preparation are not taken for the treatment areas. This hyperpigmentation is much more common with superficial peels while after deep peel treatments, it is possible to get hypopigmentation. People from tropical zones with darker skin have a chance of facing this problem. 

  • Infection :

Since a layer of your skin will be peeled off, the open skin may attract bacterial or viral skin infections. The most common infection caused by chemical peels is facial herpes. It is, however, easily curable.

Now that you know more about chemical peel treatment in melbourne for skin issues, you can make a much more informed decision regarding the type of treatment you want accordingly. Talk to our experts at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors for further advice and a proper diagnosis of your skin condition today!

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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Melbourne, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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