What are Melasma and Chemical Peels?
Melasma is a common skin condition that is characterized by dark patches on the face, usually on the cheeks and forehead. Most commonly seen in women, Melasma typically appears as a result of hormone changes, such as during pregnancy or with the use of certain medications. It is typically exacerbated by sun exposure and difficult to treat.
Chemical peels are one of the most commonly used treatments for Melasma. Chemical peels involve applying an acidic solution to the skin to exfoliate the top-most layer of skin and reveal a new, brighter complexion.
How Can Chemical Peels Help Even Out Your Skin Tone and Health?
Chemical peels can help to even out skin tone and reduce the dark patches associated with Melasma. By exfoliating the skin, chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and other discolorations. Chemical peels can also aid in the removal of dead skin cells that can clog pores. This can help to reduce breakouts and decrease the risk of skin infection.
In addition to offering aesthetic benefits, chemical peels can also help to encourage healthy skin. The exfoliating process helps to keep skin clean and can encourage cellular turnover, which can promote the growth of strong, healthy skin cells.
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
The chemical peels used to treat Melasma are generally considered safe with minimal risk of complication. However, it is important for individuals to understand that everyone’s skin type and condition is different, and all side effects must be discussed with your doctor prior to starting any treatment.
What Can I Expect From a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are short, painless treatments and the effects can be almost immediate. Most individuals experience visible improvements in the overall texture and tone of their skin after a single treatment. However, for maximum benefits, it is recommended that you stick to a course of treatments depending on the severity of your Melasma. Additionally, it is important to protect your skin from sun exposure following any chemical peel treatment to prevent skin discoloration.