Chemical peels are a type of skin rejuvenation that is quickly growing in popularity. Last year, statistics show that 11 million Americans had them performed. Let’s take a look at the ways that a chemical peel could help you achieve the kind of skin you desire.
Anything from acne to sun exposure to aging can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. If you desire a more youthful, smoother, and vibrant appearance, a chemical peel may be right for you.
Milder types of chemical peels help exfoliate the skin and give the surface a nice glow. They help increase the turnover of skin cells, improve melasma, and improve hyperpigmentation.
How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peels work by introducing a form of controlled injury to the skin. This mild injury stimulates the growth of new, fresher skin cells as a replacement. Different types of peels introduce different degrees of mild injury to the skin to stimulate new cell growth.
* Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Lotions, creams, and serums are limited in their effectiveness. A chemical peel provides a faster route to smoother skin.
* Quick. Chemical peels can be performed so quickly that they are often called “lunch time peels”. You will not normally require much downtime and can quickly return to work and your daily activities.
* Reduces the appearance of melasma and skin damage. These two conditions can be difficult to treat, but chemical peels help by stimulating the skin to remove damaged surface layers.
* Stimulates collagen growth. Once the dull, outer layer of skin cells is removed, the skin produces newer, fresher skin cells to take their place.
When can I return to my daily activities after I get a chemical peel?
The answer depends upon the type of chemical peel you get.
* Light Peels — The shedding process following this type of peel normally takes about three to five days. No downtime should be expected.
* Medium Peels — These peels usually involve a shedding period of five to seven days. Sometimes the skin will flake and fall away. Some redness can result, depending upon the person.
* Deep Peels — The recovery process may take a few weeks. Deeper peels can help treat hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scars.
How should I treat my skin after a chemical peel?
You may use a mild cleanser following your chemical peel. You can revert to your normal skincare routine about three to five days after your peel or after peeling or redness is no longer visible.
If you are interested in chemical peels, contact Head to Toe Med Spa today to make an appointment.