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Are the Chemical Peelings the Right Choice for My Skin Type?

Chemical peeling is a technique used to remove the superficial dead skin layer; it not only will give your skin a nice glow but also will remove pigmentation, fine lines, and other imperfections. 

What are the benefits of chemical peelings?

  1. Improves overall skin appearance.
  2. Improves hyperpigmentation.
  3. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
  4. Improves the scarring caused by acne.
  5. Improves dark circles

Can everybody have a chemical peeling?

Yes and no. There are dozens of chemical peelings; some can act deeper in the skin hence they treat different conditions. If you suffer from sensitive skin, you must be extra careful and always consult with a dermatologist before undergoing a chemical peeling. 

Is the chemical peeling painful?

No, the treatment itself is not painful, but you can feel a tingling or burning sensation. 

How will my skin look after the chemical peeling?

Right after the treatment, your skin can show redness. After a few days, your skin starts flaking which is completely normal. 

Do I need to stay away from the sun?

Yes, one of the most important aftercare recommendations is to stay away from the sun and apply sunscreen. If you decide to skip this step and expose yourself to the sun probably, you will suffer from pigmentation in the area that was just treated. 

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About the Author: Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.


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