Melasma Treatment: Deep Peels

Deep Peels are a kind of melasma treatment in which chemicals are applied on the skin to dissolve the dead skin, exfoliate it and then another solution is applied to neutralize it. The acidic chemical peels are of three kinds: superficial peel, medium peel and deep peel. The deep peel is recommended only in extreme skin discoloration, when other exfoliation methods fail.

Deep Peels for Melasma

The deep peels use phenol acid. It is one of the strongest chemical peels available and a patient needs to undergo local anesthesia for the melasma treatment to commence. The procedure is usually carried out by a doctor or a surgeon. After the procedure, doctors cover the face with dressing and extreme care should be taken to avoid skin scarring. Phenol deep skin takes a few weeks to show its results. This melasma treatment effectively removes damaged outer layers of the skin and reveals a newer and smoother skin. It can improve the wrinkles, tone and texture of the skin and the pigmentation marks also.

Deep Peels Risk Factor

Even though the solution is supposed to be one of the best for melasma treatment, there are several risk factors associated with it. In the deep peel, the phenol acid penetrates the skin and causes second-degree burns. Lack of care after the procedure may lead to skin scarring. Other severe complications include liver failure or kidney failure and heart problems. The general notion is: The deeper the peel goes, the greater is the risk of side effects and complications.