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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:14

What Is Chemical Peeling?

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Chemical Peeling is exactly what it says - peeling of the skin using a chemical. A chemical peel removes the outer layers of the skin. This freshens the skin, removes some sunspots and rough scaly patches, and reduces freckles and irregular pigmentation.

It also reduces fine wrinkles. There is some evidence that it may reduce the risk of skin cancer. It is safest and most effective on the face. Hands can be peeled but the risk of scarring is higher and the results less predictable.

Acneic skin disorders occur as the result of excessive sebum or oil production that have mixed with keratinized dead skin cells inside the hair follicle. This can create a micro-plug, also known as a comedone. There are a variety of lesions that can appear as blackheads, pimples, pustules, papules, cysts, and nodules on the face, chest, and back.

The classification for lesions that helps us discern the severity of acneic skin conditions is called the Dr. Kligman’s acne grading scale.  The "Acne grade" will determine the frequency and types of treatment needed and the duration as well as the intensity of the product needed both in-clinic and for home care to control the acne.

The Summer Season has arrived.

"The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring, Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again, And who will call the wild-briar fair?" 
Emily Bronte

Institut’ DERMed welcomes the Summer with our Summer Essentials to help guide you through summer fun without the sun damage. None of us want to end up like a "wild-briar" come September and so we've come up with a few recommends designed with just that goal in mind.

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