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What IL patients with dark skin should know about chemical peel treatment
Posted by Dr. Vikram Khanna
Chemical peels generally all work in the same way. But the type of peel that’s best for your complexion and skin type reflects this procedure’s most beneficial feature: its versatility. Dr. Khanna selects a peel based on your many personal characteristics. There are chemical peels for dark skin in IL at Dermatology Specialists, and safe and effective peels may be used for lines and wrinkles treatment, and many other conditions.
The peel, explained
The average skin cell works its way up to the surface every 28 days. Old cells die to make room for new ones. This regenerative process slows around the age of 30, contributing to lined, splotchy, dull, and dry skin.
Chemical peels remove damaged cells in a gentle and controlled fashion to promote new skin cells that look and feel smoother, more youthful, and glowing. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates. Peels have evolved, now you can get dramatically-improved results without the healing and risks associated with the deeper, stronger peels of the past.
The peel for you
The biggest concern with darker skin and peels has been what’s called “Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation,” or noticeably dark patches. Many of today’s peels are designed to be suitable for patients of all skin types. Avoiding side effects is also affected by how well the skin is prepared. You’re in good hands with Dr. Khanna, a Board-certified dermatologist. He’ll know how to customize the procedure to minimize your risks; for example, peels that are too deep can produce heat or redness on the skin that affects the distribution of pigment, or can leave the treated area void of color. Depending on the color of your skin, pre-treatment home care may be recommended to minimize post-peel complications. Many peels can easily be modified; a peel typically applied for five minutes may be best for two minutes on your skin.
If lines and wrinkles are very noticeable, Dr. Khanna may recommend other types of procedures. Techniques like Botox, laser resurfacing, and dermal fillers can be safely combined with chemical peels.