Spotless, flawless skin is lying just under the surface of your skin, waiting to be discovered. A chemical peels treatment can help to reveal this skin by removing some of the outer skin tissue.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are medical-grade solutions that are applied to the skin to peel away portions of the outer skin layers. They come in various strengths, work on various treatment areas, and penetrate to different degrees. The type that would work best for you can be determined at your initial consultation.
Peels help your skin, and skin care products, function better. Minutes into your peel, acids will lift away dead skin cells, stimulating a chain reaction that causes living cells underneath the treatment area to multiply and boost collagen production.
Which Peel is Best for Improving Complexion?
Your best bet for enhancing your complexion is a superficial chemical peel containing mild acids like glycolic or lactic acid. This type of peel is really a form of exfoliation to remove inorganic material that is blocking the natural radiance of your skin. The only real drawback to a superficial peel is that it is extremely gentle, and multiple applications may be necessary.
I Have Light Lines and Wrinkles. Which Peel Would Work Best?
Light lines and wrinkles, superficial acne scars, and enlarged pores can be best treated using a medium peel. Often called the TCA peel, a medium peel will remove some of the epidermis skin layer to encourage the formation of new skin tissue that emerges from beneath.
What is the Strongest Type of Chemical Peel?
Deep chemical peels involve the use of stronger acids like phenol or carbolic acid to peel away the epidermis and some of the lower dermis skin layer.
How Should I Care for My Skin After My Peel?
After your chemical peels treatment, your skin will be somewhat sensitive for a while. You need to be extremely gentle with it for a few weeks. The stronger the peel, the more time you will need to baby your skin until new skin tissue is formed.
Avoid prolonged sun exposure, topical retinoid application, or laser procedures in the treatment area for a few weeks after your peel. Use a good moisturizer and sunscreen. Remain hydrated and avoid activities that could excessively dry your skin like vigorous exercise.
Schedule Your Consultation to Learn More
If you are suffering from sun damage, signs of aging, or any other condition that can be treated with chemical peels, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center. At our office in Cincinnati, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!