Skin damage caused by excessive sunlight exposure, acne, extreme weight fluctuations, and aging are some of the most common reasons for seeking out professional skin treatments. One of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments over the last few years has been the chemical peel. A peel can help smooth skin, diminish signs of aging, and improve your skin tone.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a type of skin rejuvenation involving the application of a safe, deep-penetrating acid to the surface of the skin. After being left on the skin for a prescribed amount of time, the peel results in the removal of some of the outer skin layer. This prompts your body into replacing damaged skin tissue affected by imperfections with newer skin that develops from underneath.
What type of chemical peel can help me with dull or uneven skin tone?
The most fitting types of chemicals appropriate for dull skin or problems with pigmentation are the superficial chemical peels. These mild acids help to remove the outer skin layer. This reveals fresher skin underneath that is brighter and more radiant.
The upside to getting these types of chemical peels is that no sedation or downtime is required. In fact, many patients choose to have these types of peels performed over their lunch times. However, stronger peels are needed in the case of more serious skin problems. Mild acids are only appropriate in cases benefiting from exfoliation.
What type of peel should I get if I have acne scars?
Problems like acne scars respond better to chemical peels that penetrate more deeply. Our medium chemical peel is often used in these situations.
What type of peel can help me minimize deeper scars, wrinkles, or stretch marks?
Our deep chemical peel would be ideal for these situations. This peel is not for everyone and is only used on the face.
How should I care for my skin after my chemical peel treatment?
Be sure to treat your skin very gently after your chemical peel, as your skin will be somewhat thinner and more vulnerable until it has time to heal. Use a light touch when applying any form of skin care product onto your skin. Do not aggressively massage or rub the treatment area.
Since your skin will be more vulnerable after your chemical peel, you should limit exposure to sunlight. If your skin is somewhat sensitive at this time, you can apply an SPF-infused powder that does not require skin contact.
Schedule your appointment
If you are interested in a chemical peel for your skin condition, contact us today at Biotch Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. Our friendly staff can help answer any questions you may have. Schedule your appointment with us today!