Few skin rejuvenation treatments are able to transform the appearance of your skin like chemical peels can. These procedures can improve a wide range of skin conditions including signs of aging, sun damage, and acne scars. There is a peel available for almost every conceivable skin condition. Many of them do not even require sedation or downtime.
What are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel, as the name suggests, is a treatment that involves some type of chemical solution that removes some of the outer, damaged skin tissue affected by problems like scars and wrinkles. This encourages your body to replace the damaged skin tissue with fresh skin that has a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Different Types of Peels
It’s important to understand that chemical peels come in different forms and strengths. Lighter peels can provide a type of mild exfoliation that brightens your complexion by removing the buildup of inorganic material often found on the surface of your skin. Consisting of dead skin cells, oils, and cellular debris, the stratum corneum layer of skin acts as a barrier to prevent the absorption of harmful substances. As skin cells mature and move up to the surface, old ones will normally slough off. In some people, this material can build up and block the radiance of the fresher skin beneath. Chemical peels can remove this buildup and allow your skin to glow. They are often used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, superficial scars, and enlarged pores.
Chemical Peels Aftercare
After that you have undergone a peel treatment, you will want to make sure that you obtain the best results possible. Since a peel removes portions of the outer skin layer, your skin will be quite sensitive for a set amount of time. You’ll want to avoid picking, touching, or scratching the skin as it heals. Let your skin do the work of remodeling without hurrying the process and risking complications. It is also important to use a good moisturizer and sunscreen after a peel. Your skin will be more vulnerable to the elements, and hydrated skin is more resilient.
Getting Started with Your Treatment
To learn more about what chemical peels can do for your skin, book an appointment at Orange Blossom Women’s Group in Trinity, FL. We would be more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!