Aging and excessive sun exposure causes fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentary changes , skin thickening, telangiectasia, enlarged pores and acne scarring. Chemical peels can effectively improve some of these areas.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a professional treatment that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.
Common skin conditions treated with a chemical peel.
- Rough texture
- Photo damage
- Dull dry skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Skin redness
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scarring
What to expect from chemical peels
With the chemical peel, one or more layers of your skin are removed. This process eliminates old and damaged skin and promotes new skin growth which is healthy and vibrant. There may be a feeling of pressure, tingling, or change in temperature during your chemical peel. The next two days skin may be sensitive to light, touch and feel sore. Improvement in skin texture and brightness may be visible in single treatment. However, a series of six treatments are needed to achieve more significant results. Usually light chemical peels need no downtime. Medium chemical peel can cause red and slightly swollen skin for a few days, then it starts to peel and flake. The downtime is usually a week. Deep chemical peel requires about two weeks of downtime.
Types of Peels
A light chemical peel exfoliates the outer layer of your skin and is usually gentle.
Medium chemical peels remove the outer layer as well as the middle layer of your skin. They improve skin texture, diminish age spots, and soften moderate wrinkles.
Deep chemical peels can produce dramatic results by reaching the lower layer of your skin. In addition to offering all the same benefits as a medium peel, a deep chemical peel treats hyperpigmentation (brown spots, rosacea, and sun damage) and deep wrinkles.
Interested in Chemical Peels?
Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands. Sun exposure, acne or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.
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