Acne breakouts are a common skin concern that many times never go away completely. Especially the inflammatory acne types which usually do not heal right and leave behind a variety of scars, always remind people of the not-so-amazing episode of acne. Although some acne marks may heal over time, there are several dermatologist-approved approaches performed at Dadu Medical Centre by Dr. Nivedita Dadu, Best Skin Specialist in Delhi to quickly clear acne scars. Among them, one of the most popular methods and promising solutions to acne scars which are highlighted in this blog is a chemical peel.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure involving the application of chemical solutions or a mixture of acids to the facial skin. It is done to remove the affected superficial skin layers to reveal an underlying new, refreshing, clear skin and at the same time encourage collagen growth to enhance the skin appearance. Chemical peels can address a wide range of skin problems including acne and its scarring. The most effective and immediate results are possible through professional treatments offered by Dr. Nivedita Dadu, Best Doctor for Skin Treatment in Delhi at Dadu Medical Centre.
What are acne scars and their types?
Acne scars are the result of inflamed acne blemishes that deeply penetrate the skin, thereby causing damage to the skin and the tissue underneath it. When the acne gets cleared from the skin, the body tries to repair the damages by a natural healing process involving collagen production. During healing, if there is less collagen produced than normal, then there appear indented/depressed/atrophic scars and if there is more collagen, then raised/hypertrophic scars appear. Depending upon their appearance, atrophic scars can further belong to three categories: Icepick, Roling, and Boxcar. Hypertrophic scars can be of the most extreme form called keloid scars.
How do chemical peels work to get rid of acne scars?
A chemical peel is an FDA-approved skin exfoliating procedure that treats only atrophic scars. When chemical peels are applied to the acne scars, these can fade the scars by reducing hyperpigmentation and smoothing the skin surface. The effectiveness of the chemical peels for acne scar reduction depends upon the acne scar type and the type of chemical peel being used.
During chemical peeling, when the acids come in contact with the skin surface, the skin of that site gets injured at a cellular level. The level of skin injury and the extent to which the top skin layers are peeled off depends upon the strength of the acid used. After the affected skin layers are removed, it allows the healthy, new skin to present itself. The trauma that is intentionally inflicted by the chemical peel not only removes the dead skin cells at the surface but also stimulates the natural healing response of the body to produce collagen which helps fill in the indented scars.
What types of chemical peels are best for treating acne scars?
The chemicals most commonly used to help fade away the acne scars work differently. The type of chemical peel to be used for the treatment is chosen by Dr. Nivedita Dadu, Dermatologist in Delhi depending upon the kind and severity of the acne scars being treated. Other factors on which the choice is made include skin tone and sensitivity.
Chemical peels are categorized into three types based on their strength and how deeply they penetrate the skin. These are light or superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels. For acne scars reduction, the preferred chemical peels are alpha-hydroxy acids (or light peels) like glycolic acid, mandelic acid, and lactic acid; beta-hydroxy acids (or medium peels) such as salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid.
All chemical peels won’t be safe to use for dark-skinned people and sensitive skin generally lower acid concentrations are required to avoid skin irritation. At Dadu Medical Centre, for people with dark skin tone other treatments are also offered for managing acne scar effectively
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