With aging, our face sees some fine lines, wrinkles and other such signs of aging. Then there are some problems that arrive due to our skin type like acne and acne scars for those who have oily skin. But there is a process, thankfully, of getting rid of all these skin problems. It is called a chemical peel.
A chemical peel for face can be used to remove everything from acne, fine lines, acne scars and wrinkles as well as age spots. The process works by removing your skin’s outer layer and thus uncovering the smooth textured skin below it! That of course reduces the presence of those unwanted imperfections. It may be not that effective as a face lift, but its way cheaper and also less invasive. With a few mild chemical peels for face sessions, you will get smoother skin; if your problem is much deeper, you will need a few more sessions.
First let’s discuss what we have to know about mild chemical peel before you go for such a session. Alpha hydroxyl acids or AHAs are one of the components of mild chemical peel for face, beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) being the other. There are many types of such chemical peels; they include salicylic acid peels, lactic, glycolic and citric acids are among the others. Even your favorite face wash or anti-aging cream or product may have these mild chemical peels as an ingredient, though in a much low concentration.
Before you go for a mild chemical peel treatment, do not forget to do your own research regarding the disadvantages and advantages of the process. They can remove not only wrinkles and fine lines, but will give you a much improved skin texture. For satisfying results, you may have to undergo a thorough session of chemical peel for face.
To make sure you do not break your bank to undergo this process, check the prices of the sessions beforehand and see that it is within your budget. Generally, a mild chemical peel for face will cost you anything from $150 to $300 for each session in the U.S. But this process is much cheaper than other chemical peel processes that can go up to around $6,000! So before you start, make sure you have enough for some repeat treatments as that may be needed for getting the best results.
You may try to ask your insurance company whether they will cover it or not; but most often the answer is no because this is an aesthetic treatment which most insurance companies do not cover. But the good news is there are health care lenders and banks that can be approached for a loan regarding chemical peel for face.
Now if your finances are in place, start looking for a good cosmetic dermatologist. For that, you can ask your family and friends or search the internet for dermatologist associations or online databases. Make sure you select a few first and call them up to see how much they are asking for a chemical peel for face. This is important as the charges are not same for all dermatologists.
Before you go and visit your dermatologist for your appointment, you should make sure you have written down all the questions that are there in your mind regarding chemical peel for face. The things to ask include, along with cost, are the safety questions, benefits and how long will you need to rest. Also discuss with him/her your expectations from the procedure. You should finalize the date and time only when you are confident that your dermatologist will be performing as per your requirement. Comfort level should be high with them as well. If you do not gel with the dermatologist, you should always go to another one.