We all experience the effects of aging and the sun’s harsh rays on our skin. We simply cannot avoid these two things. As we age, collagen production starts to decline (as early as age 25), and unfortunately, this cues the beginning of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can also wreak havoc on our skin. However, chemical peels are one great solution to our skin’s various problems. Best of all, chemical peels are non-invasive and affordable! Let’s take a look at the benefits of chemical peels.
What Are Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution, such as alpha hydroxyl acid, is applied to the skin to remove the top layers of dead skin cells and allow smoother, younger-looking skin to grow back in its place. You may have used an exfoliator with a topical scrub at home. These home scrubs contain slightly abrasive particles that gently scrub over the surface of your skin to remove dead skin cells. Chemical peels, however, work on a deeper level than these topical exfoliators, giving your skin many more benefits.
Chemical peels vary in strength from light to medium, and deep. Light chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and can be repeated every 2 to 5 weeks. Medium chemical peels remove skin cells from the epidermis and from the upper portion of the dermis (middle layer of skin). This medium peel can be repeated every 3 to 9 months. Deep chemical peels remove skin cells from the epidermis and from the mid to lower layers of your dermis. This is used for deeper wrinkles, scars, or even precancerous growths. This type of peel can only be performed once.
What Can Chemical Peels Treat?
Chemical Peels are safe for all skin types and colors, making them one of the best choices for anyone seeking to improve their skin. Here are some of the things that they can treat.
Fine Lines And Wrinkles
These treatments help to strengthen deep layers of the skin which will soften the lines on your face and give a tighter/firmer appearance. Reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging is definitely one of the most sought after benefits of chemical peels.
Pores get enlarged when clogged with dirt and bacteria. This creates blackheads. Chemical peels are able to seep into the epidermis to remove the dirt and bacteria. Once the dirt is removed, the pores shrink back to the normal size.
Acne And Acne Scarring
Acne is a very common problem for many people during their lifetimes. Peels can help control acne breakouts and help rid you of the unfortunate scars that acne often leaves behind.
These peels help to shed the affected skin layer and reveal a fresh layer of undamaged skin. Peels also stimulate the rebuilding of skin cells to bring about a brighter complexion.
Improve Collagen Production
Collagen is important in maintaining elasticity, smoothness, and in keeping skin soft and healthy-looking. Increased collagen production is always beneficial.
Age Spots And Dark Spots
The appearance of age spots, freckles, and other dark patches can be improved through the use of chemical peels.
As you can see, there are a number of things that chemical peels can treat. They are such a great way to care for your skin and look your best! You deserve some self-care time and we would love to help.
Take The Next Step
Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. Call Flawless Med Spa at (505) 888-1185 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are pleased to serve patients throughout the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe areas.