When a person spends a lot of time out in the sun without wearing an SPF of at least 30 or higher, there are several things that could happen. First of all, the natural moisture in the skin can start to deplete, which leaves the person with lots of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, the melanin production in the skin starts to increase, which results in a lot of irregular pigmentation.
However, the dermatological field has come up with various procedures to reverse the effects of sun damage on the skin, and one of these procedures is the facial chemical peel. What is interesting about the facial chemical peel is the fact that it has been featured on many makeover television shows, so many regular television viewers have a basic understanding as to how the procedure works.
Then again, there are other people who are completely unaware as to what a facial chemical peel is. Basically a facial chemical peel is an outpatient dermatological procedure in which a certain kind of chemical is lightly applied to cleansed skin. The chemical is left on for a predetermined amount of time, during which time it gradually dissolves the upper epidermal layers. What is revealed is the smoother skin tissue underneath.
Many people are curious to know how effective this procedure is. It is very effective, while at the same time it is very important to mention the fact that more than one of these procedures will need to be done in order to see optimal results.