Look And Feel Rejuvenated After A Chemical Peel

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When a person is young and their skin is healthy and fresh, they give very little concern to treatments that are designed to slow down aging. In fact, in their youthful exuberance, many people will get involved in things that negatively affect their skin. For example, they may spend prolonged periods of time in the sun without having proper sun protection. They may also smoke, use inexpensive makeup or do other things that can damage their skin.

When these individuals hit their mid-thirties and early forties, they start to see with their own eyes the results that failure to care for their skin is having on their appearance. It is then that they look for cosmetic procedures that can reverse some of the damage done to their skin.

One of the most popular and effective non-surgical anti-aging cosmetic procedures is a chemical peel. Chemical peels use a special solution to exfoliate skin that has been damaged. At the same time that the skin is exfoliated, it is encouraged to produce more collagen. The result is that the new skin that grows is firmer, it is more elastic and it looks radiant.

Chemical peels are an effective way to address hyper- and hypo-pigmentation issues. They can put a person’s skin into balance, and they can reduce some of the wrinkling caused by skin damage. Chemical peels are a powerful skin resurfacing tool.

The solutions used in chemical peels are going to vary depending on the type of peel you get, as well as the depth of peel you want. Many chemical peels will either have a hydroxy acid, a beta hydroxy acid or a tricholoracetic acid.

The most superficial chemical peel you can get it is a micro or light peel. Or you may opt for a medium peel or a deeper peel. As would make sense, the deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results.

It is good to understand what a chemical peel can do and what it is not designed to do. While a chemical peel can affect things like pigmentation issues, wrinkling and lackluster skin, it is not designed to address things like keloid scars, enlarged pores or the appearance of blood vessels on the skin. A peel will make your face look and feel smoother. It can give you an even skin tone, and it can encourage your body to produce more collagen, which minimizes wrinkles.

For millions of individuals around the world, chemical peels have been the answer to their fear about premature aging. This treatment helps them improve the appearance of their skin, restore their youthful appearance and regain their confidence in the way they look. 

By Lisa Bootstaylor, MD

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