Chemical Peel—the right skin treatment for you?

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In the world of professional skin treatments, chemicals peels are the grandmother of them all. First introduced in the late 1800’s, doctors have been using different chemical peeling agents to improve the overall appearance of the skin, remove freckles and dark spots, smooth uneven skin texture, and even help reduce the depth and intensity of fine lines and wrinkles. Today, chemical peels are a sophisticated, highly effective method of rejuvenating the skin for people of all ages, and with varying skin concerns.

Here’s why a chemical peel may be the ideal professional skin treatment for you:

  • A superficial peeling agent, such as an acid, lifts off the top layers of skin to reveal fresh, new skin underneath.

  • Chemical peels are ideal for the face, neck, upper chest, and even the hands, which often show signs of aging before other parts of the skin.

  • Addresses visible signs of aging. Depending on strength of the acid used, a chemical peel may even refresh the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles that other treatments cannot.

  • Chemical peels also help improve sun damage, dark spots, and scars.

  • Certain types of acne also respond well to chemical peels.

Recovery time can be anywhere from a few days to two weeks, and is often accompanied by skin redness and then peeling and flaking as the top layer of skin sheds away to reveal the clear, smooth layer underneath.  Immediately after a chemical peel, skin will be very sensitive to the sun so adequate sun protection must be used every day: SPF 50 sunscreen and a breathable foundation, such as Oxygenetix.

If you are ready for the next level in skin smoothness and clarity, a chemical peel may be just the professional skin treatment for you.  Call or visit our website for more information or to schedule your complimentary, personalized consultation today!

Posted on December 15, 2016 .