The small damaged veins appearing on the surface of the skin, generally, on face or legs are called Spider veins. They are red, purple or blue in color and are generally flat or have a slight bulge.
For cosmetic reasons, people wish to remove them, otherwise, they do not cause any harm or pain. As the name suggests, Spider veins appear like webs, branches or thin lines.
A mild acid like Alpha-hydroxy acid is used in this type of peel. The objective is to gently exfoliate the outer layer of skin. The mild acid penetrates only the outer layer of skin and gently exfoliates it. This treatment refreshes the skin and improves the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well.
It takes a maximum of seven days to heal.
This peel penetrates the middle layers of the skin and removes damaged skin cells. Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to the skin. A significant improvement is seen in fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and moderate skin discoloration.
It also can be used to smoothen rough skin and treat actinic keratosis-like precancerous skin growths.
It takes a maximum of fifteen days to heal.
To remove damaged cells and thus moderate lines, freckles and shallow scars and age spots, Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin. Patients see a dramatic improvement in their skin appearance. The procedure which is used on the face can only be performed once.
It takes around twenty days to heal.
Follow the instructions from your therapist judiciously. You might need to apply creams and lotions, soak the skin or even take antiviral medication. Sun exposure and smoking should be avoided after the treatment.