Chemical peel for stretch marks is used on the face and on other areas of the body for stretch mark removal and skin regeneration.
Stretch marks are a common cosmetic problem that develops when your skin rapidly stretches or shrinks. They are a form of scar caused by changes in collagen and elastin, two important skin components that provide support to your skin.
The chemical peel for stretch marks is a convenient treatment choice for anyone dealing with stretch marks. A chemical peel is simply a treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to peel some of the outer, damaged skin tissue affected by problems like stretch marks. It also improves wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other types of scars. The peel technique encourages your body to produce new, fresher skin tissue.
There are quite a few peels available today. They are classified into three main types: light, medium, and deep. The type of peel that would work best for you can be determined at your consultation. Each peel contains different ingredients and penetrates the skin to varying depths.
What does a chemical peel for stretch marks do?
Chemical peels work by resurfacing your skin through the induction of a controlled injury, which removes superficial skin layers. The application of a chemical peel promotes new skin cell growth and improves skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles and stretch marks.
Light chemical peels work by removing the stratum corneum skin layer. They are not the treatment of choice for stretch marks. One thing about light peels is that they are extremely gentle and use mild acids. In some cases, multiple applications may be necessary due to the mild nature of this type of peel, which requires no sedation or downtime.
A medium chemical peel is used for superficial stretch marks. Medium peels normally contain a chemical called TCA. The medium peel may involve some sedation and downtime.
The deep peel is only used for serious skin conditions like deep scars, deeper wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks. Deep peels typically contain phenol or carbolic acid. They remove the stratum corneum skin layer, epidermis, and much of the dermis skin layer. Deep peels will require sedation and quite a bit of downtime.
What will happen during the treatment?
The exact procedure that you undergo will vary, depending upon what type of chemical peel you are being treated with. Generally, your skin will be prepared using a special cleanser so that the treatment area is completely clean. Your dermatologist then applies the chemical agent to your skin, which remains on for as long as five minutes. You may experience a mild tingling or stinging sensation at this time. This is temporary and will fade in a few minutes. Other types of peels work by self-neutralizing and remaining on your skin for a few hours.
Would I make a good candidate for a treatment with chemical peels?
Most people make good candidates for a chemical peel for stretch marks. Ultimately, your dermatologist can best make the determination if you would benefit from this treatment at a consultation.