Chemical peels will invigorate your skin to reveal a glowing, younger you. The cosmetic procedure involves applying glycolic, lactic acid, salicylic, mandelic acid or a TCA peel to your skin’s surface to remove dead and damaged layers to force a skin rejuvenation. The entire process lifts away wrinkles, blotchiness, sun damage, age spots, reduces acne scarring, corrects pigment problems, and clears imperfections to create a younger, more vibrant appearance.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
The benefits of adding a chemical peel to your skin care regime are undeniable. In time, your skin will glow. Lines will be diminished, skin tone looks fabulous, and collagen production increases. Most modern peels work within the skin, not just on top of the first layers to create a complete resurfacing that boasts a reduction in skin pigmentation.
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the mouth and under the eyes.
- Improves the appearance of acne scars and other types of scarring.
- Reduces the appearance of freckles, age spots, and dark patches
- Skin feels smoother
Understanding a Chemical Peel
When the top layer of your skin is lifted away it signals your body to increase cell production. This means that your skin’s collagen will start to renew and build up. Your skin will appear visually plumper with a noticeable reduction of skin pigmentation as the new cells rise to the surface.
A chemical peel is performed in a medical office as an outpatient procedure. Your skin will be thoroughly cleaned and then a layer of the chemical peel is applied to your skin’s surface. The medical professional may opt to apply more than one layer in some cases.
Will a Chemical Peel Hurt
With Lighter peels a tingling and warm sensation is experienced. Some deeper peels feel a slight burning for five or ten minutes after the chemicals are applied to the skin’s surface. In some cases, you may require pain medication if the peel is deep or extensive.
What to Expect Afterwards
Most people’s skin will appear pink. It will feel and look similar to a mild sunburn. In three to seven days a slight peeling of the skin will occur. A deep chemical peel may have more severe side effects. You should discuss what you can expect with the medical professional who will be performing the treatment. Some skin types react differently.
It is generally advised that you avoid the sun for several weeks longer for deeper peels after a chemical peel to protect your newly developed skin and reduce the likelihood of any damage from UV light. Then be vigilant in your sun smart choices ongoing to protect your fresh new skin.
At the Laser Skin & Vein Clinic, our medical professionals are trained in all aspects of a chemical peel. Please call today to book a consultation and discuss your many options to achieve the skin resurfacing look you desire.