Why treat scars with a chemical peel?

  • KATHY
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  • 8 years ago

Why would I want to treat my acne scars with a chemical peel if the risk from a chemical peel is scarring?

Does that make sense? Maybe the risk is really low.

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I am on my second peel now and I havent scarred or burned or peeled like a snake at all. I did alot of research before I had mine done I suggest that you do the same.There are alot of different peels out there. One peel that is good for someone might not be good for you. Also they come in different strengths. Im starting my peels off with the lowest strength and slowly working my way up. I go to my dr every 2 to 3 weeks to get this done. Within in the first week of the peel i use spf 60, fragrance free. You dont want to use anything that will bother the skin after the peel. Also, the day before and of the peel, I dont use any toners, no exfoliating or anything like that. Just wash the face and put on moisturizer. Thats it. If you do this then you should be fine. Research, research, research, ask questions, and make sure you get your face ready for the peel by not using anything extra and protect the skin by using a high spf and staying away from the sun.
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Skin peeling has a instant effects and also your skin will continue to improve in the coming weeks if you've taken care of it properly, But Before getting chemical peels, either from professionals or at-home kits, make sure you are well educated about their side effects and dangers.
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what a good question. The type of peel that you get would depend on the amount of scaring and the desired results. The goal of the peel is to slough off the top layer of skin to get the body to heal itself and make more collagen/newer skin underneath. If the peel is too deep or the chemical is placed in certain areas prone to scar- then as the skin is healing after the peel, scaring is a risk. If the correct peel is chosen and applied correctly the risk is minimal.
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hi there i know i was stupid doing this i kind of use a powerful peel that lead my skin to dark scars and i think its due to picking on it.... i regret it and its been months already like 3 months now... will there still be a chance to reduce it? does peeling remove scars with proper instruction please help me....
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My girlfriend is an aesthecian and she has done them to herself & many of my friends. First she should have given you a pamphlet that you sign with full instructions. Per my booklet & friend you will really really peel, but don't pick at it, cut it off because you could peel raw skin that will cause scarring. Stay out of the sun, including overcast (sun rays are more harmful) for a long period, a client of hers didn't listen & he came back with blister all over. Use sunblock for several days, wear a hat if you do go out for a while. 30% comment is true. And you can peel up to ten days. Your girl didn't sound very experienced.
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I have 3rd degree burns on my chin, i look like a tool bag.
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Hi, I just had a 50% glycolic acid peel and if I remember correctly the procedure was done so fast I didn't notice it. However, I remember that my aesthetician rubbed my face after she put the acid on my face and that didn't seem correct. I asked her if I would experience any peeling and she said that I wouldn't because all the peeling happened in the facial. That doesn't sound legitimate. Can anyone else help me with their experience? Thank you!
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You say your aesthetician applied a 50% strength on your face? If she did she is lying! Legally a aesthetician can only apply glycolic peel no stronger than 30%. Only a licensed medical profession (medical doctor) is permitted to apply glycolic peel 50% or stronger to a client's face. Also, I've had a 50% glycolic peel done to my face 4x already. Yes, it is true that some of the dead skin will slough off right after the acid is washed off, however, in a period of 2 to 4 days you will experience dryness and peeling of dead skin. I doubt very much she used a 50% glycolic peel on your face.
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Chemical peels are classified into 3 different strengths: Superficial, medium-depth and deep peel. An example of a superficial peel is a glycolic, AHA peel or BHA peel. These peels are said to be effective at lightening acne scars. You should plan on having about 6 superficial peels to be equal in strength to one medium depth peel. A medium depth peel such as the Obagi Blue peel or a TCA peel will give you more pronounced results and deeper peeling. Phenol peels are the deepest and often done under sedation. A phenol peel will remove wrinkles and acne scars but will also remove all signs of pigment in your skin.

Perhaps you should start with a milder peel and see the results before moving on to a stronger medium-depth peel. A superficial chemical peel should not cause scaring, unless you pick at the skin that is peeling off your face. It is imperative that you let your skin heal and do not speed the process of peeling by picking.

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Just had the obagi blue peel my daughter is an esthetician skin is peeling big time no pulling or picking she said causes scaring although its soooo dry I apply noesproin to prevent infection and ponds sensitive dry skin cream skin is hanging and I have no scissors to cuts so I dab with water and cream all day long
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