Chemical peels are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. They help you rejuvenate your skin, stimulate collagen production, and ultimately make you look years younger. So many people are starting to understand how effective and long-lasting a good chemical peel can be. If you’ve been thinking about getting this treatment done, now is the time to consider it seriously. You really have nothing to lose.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are non-invasive treatments that strip away the very top layers of your facial skin, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and promoting new, supple skin to grow back in its place. There are several different types of peels, each with different intensities. You should talk to our team to determine which peel is best for you.
In addition to treating wrinkles and fine lines, chemical peels can work wonders on discolored parts of your skin, mild scarring, sun damage, and environmental wear and tear. It gives you deep exfoliation and encourages new skin cell growth, leaving you with a luminous complexion. Most people find that their skin looks a lot more even, bouncier, and less lined after even mild chemical peels. Best of all, you don’t need any downtime after your peel.
Types of Peels
There are three general types of peels; light, medium, and deep. Light peels only deal with the very outer layer of your skin and can tackle superficial lines, wrinkles, and skin tone discrepancies. Medium peels go into your skin’s dermis, or second layer of the skin, and are great for acne scarring and deeper wrinkles. Deep peels go a step further, tackling intense wrinkles or serious scarring.
If you think that you might need, or want, to have a deep peel, talk to our team to discuss your objectives. We can help you manage expectations and get the results that you want. Our team can also put together a treatment schedule and follow-up plan so that you will be comfortable with your progress every step of the way.
If you have mild light wrinkling, sun spots, or other surface blemishes, light peels could be precisely what you need. There’s absolutely no downtime, although you will want to make sure that your skin is fully moisturized and protected from the sun in the days right after your treatment. Since light peels only target the very top layer of the skin, you can have them more frequently than other types of peels.
Medium peels go a layer further and are great for deeper wrinkles or fine lines. As with light peels, you will want to avoid the sun and moisturize heavily after these types of treatments. In most cases, you can wear makeup after both medium and light peels. This treatment is ideal for you if you have some sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and deeper wrinkles.
Deep peels are the most intense of all of the chemical peels, but they’re still minimally invasive, and you really won’t have to change your routine very much before or afterward. As with light and medium peels, the biggest thing to keep in mind after a deep peel is to stay out of the sun. Sun exposure on new skin can be highly detrimental to your recovery, so make sure that you wear a hat or slather on that sunscreen.
You also should not wear makeup for at least a few days after your deep peel. Makeup might irritate your skin or clog pores. Since everyone is different, talk to our team about what you can reasonably expect. You are also welcome to contact us with any questions related to your treatment before or after you have your appointment.
How Does It Work?
These types of treatments use safe acids to deeply exfoliate your face and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. During your chemical peel, your skin’s pH levels will rise to 3.8pH, allowing the peel to slough off dead skin cells more effectively than any other kind of exfoliating agent. Although that might sound intense, the actual treatment tends to be reasonably pleasant. In fact, most people feel totally comfortable during their treatment.
Our staff will talk to you prior to your appointment and right before you sit down for your chemical peel. After we are entirely sure that you’re comfortable with the process, we will treat your skin to remove any lingering oils. Then, we apply the chemical peel mixture, which is non-invasive and designed to gently but effectively erase wrinkles and fine lines. The entire process takes less than an hour in most cases.
Who Is This Right For?
Chemical peels might be suitable for you if you have fine lines, wrinkles, or lingering sun damage. You can get your peel at any age, although older patients usually require deeper peels to get the results that they want. Lighter peels are great for staving off future wrinkles, correcting minimal sun damage, and promoting new skin growth. Medium and deep peels can address more stubborn fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and more serious sun damage.
Our team is happy to talk to you about which peel is best for your objectives. Some patients prefer a mix of a few different peels, a deep peel to kick things off, and an ongoing treatment plan of lighter peels to constantly encourage new skin cell growth.
Restore Your Youth and Vitality Today
Chemical peels are a great way to restore your youth and vitality. Unlike many other options, they are non-invasive, require very little downtime, and offer almost instantaneous results. You can also get right back to the business of living your life the second that you walk out of our clinic. Our team is on hand to answer questions and help you every step of the way so that you have the most positive experience possible.
If you’ve been wondering what all of the buzz surrounding chemical peels is about, it’s time to discover them for yourself.