Our Aestheticians can offer a number of chemical peel options to suit various skin care needs. Chemical peels can effectively treat sun damage, age spots, fine lines and other age and sun related problems. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to know which treatment suits you and your skin.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing technique in which a chemical solution is applied to the face to remove the outer surface layers of skin. Chemical peels come in a range of strengths to more superficial peels, such as a Glycolic Acid peel. Chemical peels allow new, healthier skin to emerge.
A chemical skin peel involves the application of a solution to the entire face or to specific areas to peel away the skin’s top layers. Several light to medium-depth peels can often achieve similar results to one deeper peel treatment, with less risk and shorter recovery time.
Who should consider Chemical Peel?
Any of the following conditions may indicate that you might be a good candidate for Chemical Peel. Chemical peel for even skin tone:
- wrinkled or sun-damaged facial skinvertical wrinkles around your mouth, such as those that cause lipstick “bleed”
- “crow’s feet” lines around your eyes and perhaps some skin laxity in your lower eyelid area
- fine wrinkling of your upper eyelids
- brown spots or blotchy skin coloring
- certain precancerous skin growths
- acne or chicken pox scars
Superficial facial scars from a past injuryLike the other resurfacing methods, the chemical peel is effective in treating wrinkles, blotchiness or age spots, and scars from acne or other causes. It can be used on the entire face or specific areas. Certain other characteristics of your skin, such as its thickness and texture, may influence whether you are a good candidate for chemical peel.
What to expect from Chemical Peel?
Because of the persistence of skin pinkness following many types of resurfacing procedures, it may take months before you can fully appreciate your new look. Most patients feel that the results are definitely worth waiting for and, in the case of deeper treatments, the benefits are relatively long-lasting. More superficial resurfacing treatments may need to be repeated periodically in order to maintain their benefits.
Your skin will, of course, continue to age. Also the type of wrinkles caused by movement of your facial muscles will eventually reappear. Some wrinkles may recur sooner than others, depending on their location as well as the type and extent of your resurfacing treatment. Despite this, you can expect that improvements in skin quality and texture achieved by resurfacing will make your complexion appear younger and fresher for many years to come.