Do Chemical Peels For Acne Problems Have To Be Done Routinely Every Month?
If you want to do chemical peels, especially for the problem of acne and acne scars, can it only be done 2 to 3 times? And if there are no problems with acne and acne scars, then no longer do chemical peels? Or chemical peels must be done routinely every month even though skin problems have been resolved? What if we don’t do chemical peels anymore? Are skin problems coming back again? Thank you..
Hello Cindy, Thank you for the question.
Acne is one of the common skin problems that is usually caused by several factors. Acne can occur due to hormonal changes that cause increased oil / skin sebum production. Excessive oil production accompanied by a pile of dead skin cells can cause blockages in the skin pores / hair follicles in the skin (in the form of white blackheads or blackheads). If this blockage is followed by a bacterial infection, inflammation can occur and cause acne. Acne that appears can be papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts. In addition, several factors can also increase a person's risk of experiencing acne such as heredity, cosmetic use, high stress levels, skin friction with objects, smoking habits, and consumption of certain drugs.
Peeling is a procedure performed to remove dead skin cells, by applying certain chemicals to certain areas of the skin. For those who have acne problems, this action can be done to remove dead skin cells so as not to clog the skin pores and cause acne. However, the process of removing dead skin cells can also be achieved by self-exfoliating at home for example by using a facial scrub. However, this procedure does not have to be done regularly, depending on the condition of your skin. Not all acne sufferers are recommended to undergo this procedure. You are still advised to consult a dermatologist before undergoing any procedure, especially to overcome the problem of acne. The results of peeling are also not permanent so if necessary the doctor will again recommend this action to overcome the problem of acne that you are experiencing. If you have troublesome zit problems, it is a good idea to consult with a dermatologist directly to get treatment that suits your skin condition.
As mentioned earlier that the problem of acne is a complex problem that is usually caused by several factors. In addition to undergoing the treatment recommended by the doctor, the following recommendations can also help overcome the problem of acne:
cleanse your face with facial cleansing soap that is soft, non-foaming and contains no fragrance
avoid the use of cosmetics or oil-based skin care products
always clean your face before going to sleep
avoid the habit of squeezing blackheads or pimples
always take a shower after heavy activity / sweating
always use sunscreen especially when outdoors
consume nutritious food
get enough rest
manage stress well