One of the best things you can do for your skin
Don’t underestimate power of chemical peels. More and more doctors are using chemical peels because of their effects for the improvement of skin health and cosmetic improvement. A well compounded chemical peel, administered by a trained professional is widely considered one of the best values in skin care.
Skin peels of varying types have been used for thousands of years. According to historical accounts, ancient civilizations used masks composed of sour milk or wine residues to improve their appearance. Although we now use more effective ingredients than sour milk or wine, chemical peels are still used to dramatically improve the skin, reduce fine lines, age spots, scars and wrinkles.
Types of chemical peels
There are 4 basic types of chemical peels (Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic and TCA). In recent years, more effective chemical peels combine these ingredients with other effective ingredients that allow more effective chemical peels with less downtime and amazing results. The type of peel you’ll want will depend on what results you’re targeting, your skin condition and skin type.
Chemical peels use a solution that removes the top layer of skin (stratum cornea), revealing a fresh layer of skin and promoting accelerated collagen and elastin generation (like when we were younger). They also have various penetration qualities and interactions with the deep dermis that influence a variety healing and corrective dermal activities that make your skin healthier and younger looking.
Chemical peels can be performed, not only on your face, but over the entire body (body peel). You can also treat specific areas such as the neck, decolletage, hands, legs or arms. Most of today’s peels have little to no down time.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels use solutions to remove the dead skin cells of your skin and do some signaling to the deeper dermis for a range of results. The end result should be younger looking, more even toned and decreased blemishing in the skin. Peels can range all the way from light “lunch hour” peels designed to provide subtle results with little to no recovery time to deep peels that can provide dramatic results with very little downtime.