April 1, 2014
For those who have never had a chemical peel, the process may seem frightening and even unnecessary, but there are many advantages that can be gained through the process. Learn more about the positive impact a chemical peel can make on your skin.
What is it?
A chemical peel uses a toxic chemical solution that is applied by an esthetician. The solution is kept under control, killing off the tissue on the top layer of the skin. It can go deeper depending on if there is a skin condition trying to be kept under control, or if there is some other reason the skin needs to be cleansed further. After the peel has run its course, the skin will regenerate, growing healthier, smoother, and better looking skin. This will give a more youthful texture to the skin without any unsightly blotches or problems.
There are a few different types of chemical peels depending on your skin and what will work best. These are measured by how deep they penetrate your skin, labeled as superficial, medium, and deep. When getting a superficial peel, it will only work on the outermost layer of skin. This difference is achieved by the concentration of the chemicals and the length of time they are left in contact with the skin. Both of these factors need to be monitored to ensure the peel is done right.
Who needs it?
There are a number of different reasons to get a chemical peel, rejuvenate your skin. Some of the most important situations to get a chemical peel come when:
- The skin has become sun-damaged
- Uneven pigmentation begins to show, although foundation can cover this up to an extent, a skin peel will remove the bulk of the problem
- Actinic keratosis, which arise when one spot of the skin has been exposed to the sun too many times
- Those with acne scars
Each of these problems except acne scars may be caused by the sun and lead to the thinning of the skin, wrinkling, liver spots, and even skin cancer. By getting a chemical peel you can avoid these problems from manifesting themselves.
Stop in and get a skin peel done by an esthetician today. By doing so, you will remove some of the damage that has been done to your face over time, keeping it looking younger.