HOW GETTING A CHEMICAL PEEL CAN HELP PREVENT SKIN CANCER

According to a recent report in the Houston News, there are certain chemical peels that may be effective in the prevention of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers experienced in the United States. Among the various forms, Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer.   Oftentimes, sunspots will begin forming in the areas of greatest sun exposure (the shoulders, face, neck, arms or top of the head). These spots, called actinic keratosis, have been known to be a precancerous indication of SCC and nearly 10 percent of them eventually become cancerous.

TREATING SUNSPOTS WITH CHEMICAL PEELS

The research showed that certain chemical peels were able to effectively eliminate sunspots from the skin and reduce the risk of skin cancer. Proper treatment and prevention following a chemical peel is crucial for the best results.   There are a number of products that can enhance and prolong the results, and the proper regimen will be recommended following your peel. In addition, keeping your skin protected from the sun through the use of sunscreens and moisturizers will help ensure a lower risk of skin cancer.