Keeping your skin healthy and youthful is an active process, meaning you can’t just ignore your skin and expect it to look its very best. Having a daily skin care regimen is the best way to achieve long term health. But sometimes your skin needs a little extra help to complement your regimen at home. A chemical peel is one of those treatments that can rejuvenate your skin, which will make your own home skin care routine more effective.

How does a chemical peel rejuvenate the skin?

A chemical peel is when certain skin rejuvenating chemicals are applied to your skin. But don’t let the word “chemical” scare you. While the products used might be slightly different from one treatment to another, all are very safe.

A chemical peel rejuvenates the skin by exfoliating the skin (removing dead skin cells). Over time, dead skin cells can build up and make the skin look dull. Exfoliation removes these cells, revealing the great looking skin underneath.

And just as dead skin cells can build up, skin pores also get clogged. Everything from sweat and dirt to greasy substances that might get on the face (from touching the face too much with the fingers), can get into the cells. This can breed bacteria, which will cause breakouts of acne. Keeping the pores clean prevents such breakouts and makes other treatments more effective because any products used can better penetrate into the skin.

Collagen is one of the building blocks of skin. It gives the “full” appearance on the face. When collagen production is stimulated naturally, the skin will maintain a fuller, younger look. In addition, chemical peels also can help treat the following:

  • Diminish age spots
  • Lessen fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimize the appearance of sun damage
  • Even out skin tone

The result of all these benefits of a chemical peel is vibrant, healthy-looking skin that will give you a much more youthful appearance. The best part is that chemical peels are easily performed in the office, usually in under an hour.

What does a chemical peel feel like?

Chemical peels are pain free. While the acid is on your skin, there might be some slight discomfort or itchiness. However, once the acid is neutralized at the end of the treatment, your skin will feel very refreshed.

How often do I need a chemical peel?

Because every patient is different and has different skincare needs, the frequency that you might need chemical peels will vary. Generally, we recommend this treatment every four to six weeks. This will help maintain your skin’s healthy appearance. We also recommend you limit your sun exposure for a few days after your chemical peel. This means using a strong sun block if you must be in the sun.

Rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel!

Pamper yourself. You deserve. Call our office today to make your appointment with our highly experienced aesthetician for a chemical peel. You’ll not only look great after your treatment, but you’ll also feel great. A chemical peel is a short treatment (often under an hour!), so we can accommodate even the busiest schedules.



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