Do you wish that you could simply peel signs of aging from your skin? Chemical peels can be used to do just this. A chemical peel can diminish many signs of aging on the face as well as the hands, neck, and chest.
Chemical Peels provide significant benefits by helping smooth rough, dry skin, improve the texture of sun damaged skin, superficial acne scars, minimizing fine lines and softening deep wrinkles. Chemical peels are intended not just for cosmetic but for therapeutic purposes such as melasma (dark pigmentation on the face during pregnancy) and precancerous conditions such as keratoses. A series of peels is usually required to obtain the best results performed at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks. The strength of the initial peel is often milder and gradually increases with subsequent chemical peel treatments. For the first few days you will notice redness followed by scaling and flaking. Sun avoidance is a must during the peeling process and sunscreen with a SPF 30 should be worn one to two weeks following the peel.
Chemical peels can be used to treat some skin conditions like:
- Age spots.
- Discoloration (blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone).
- Dull complexion.
- Fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth).
- Rough-feeling skin.
- Sun-damage skin.
- Fillers for Wrinkles.
Whether you receive a chemical peel to diminish signs of aging or treat a skin condition, you can see:
- Fewer lines and wrinkles.
- More even skin color.
- Brighter complexion.
- Smoother skin.
Difference between microdermabrasion and chemical peels
Both treatments are considered to be a form of exfoliation. Exfoliation is the act of removing dead skin cells from the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. The easiest way to maintain healthy skin is by keeping it free and clear of dead skin cells. The difference between microdermabrasion and chemical peels is that they are two different types of exfoliation: microdermabrasion is a physical exfoliation and chemical peels are a chemical exfoliation.
Microdermabrasion is a deep, medical-grade physical exfoliation that vacuums away dead skin cells from the epidermis, which then helps promote the growth of new and healthy skin cells. It also improves skin tone and texture, helps reduce superficial scars, minimizes blotchy skin and fights off unwanted signs of aging. Microdermabrasion is safe and effective for most skin types and tones. This treatment is non-invasive, pain-free and requires zero downtime. Clients report that their skin glows and looks younger only after one treatment. Long-term results are much more likely when microdermabrasion treatments are completed in a series.
Chemical Peels, like microdermabrasion, are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration caused by sun damage, reduce the appearance of superficial scars, clear up breakouts and improve the overall look and feel of the skin. The biggest difference between the two treatments is how the dead skin cells are removed from the skin. A chemical peel is a form of chemical exfoliation that uses a chemical solution to dissolve the connection that holds dead skin cells together on the epidermis. The dead skin cells then shed or flake off, revealing smoother and healthier skin underneath. Even though clients report that their skin looks noticeably brighter, more even and smoother after only one treatment, a series of treatments is recommended for long-term results