Who doesn’t want younger and brighter looking skin? Out with the old and in with the new is the premise of a chemical peel. A chemical peel is a restorative cosmetic procedure that helps remove dead skin cells from the top surface layer. This treatment is used to improve the overall appearance of skin by using a powerful exfoliating solution.
South Florida Med spa, Glamor Medical, uses a variety of peels to tailor the treatment to each patient’s needs and desired outcomes. TCA is one type of peel used at Glamor Medical, which produces dramatic results. This peel helps treat and correct various skin conditions such as acne and acne scars, hyperpigmentation, rosacea as well as wrinkles and fine lines. These chemical peels use different types of acid ingredients to deeply exfoliate the face and remove the dead skin, revealing a new bright layer.
What to Expect During Your Chemical Peel
During your chemical peel, your skin is thoroughly cleansed and prepared for the treatment. After, a chemical solution is applied to the skin and left to soak in for a designated time. During the duration of time while the peel sits on the face, it is exfoliating the skin. The solution is then taken off, revealing new and brighter results. Depending on the type of peel used, the solution is left on and over the next 1 to 14 days the skin begins to peel on its own. In this case, a more intense peel is used, like TCA.
Acne and Acne Scars
One of the main reasons many people receive chemical peels is to help with acne and acne scarring. Topical acne treatments can only penetrate so deep, and unfortunately these blemishes tend to leave you with scarring. When using a chemical peel to help treat acne, the treatment can help decrease oil production, kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
Everyone’s mom, aunt and grandmother tells them not to pick at their acne and blemishes because it will leave a scar. Although we all know this, it is hard to keep the fingers away. When the acne begins to heal, your skin begins to create new collagen fibers in an attempt to repair the lesions. Thus, creating hypertrophic scars, which are thick raised scarring on the facial area. When using a chemical peel, it exfoliates and removes the top layer of skin. In time, and the more you use these types of treatments, the lower the scar tissue becomes until it disappears.
Rosacea is a skin condition which causes redness and small red pus-filled bumps on the face. Chemical peels help reduce redness, clearing up the skin’s overall appearance. The peel can also help exfoliate the bumps on the surface of the skin.
If someone is suffering from a severe form of rosacea they normally have extremely dry and sensitive skin. Consulting with your dermatologist is important before choosing to get a chemical peel. These types of treatments can dry out the face more and may not be the best option for you.
Another main reason many people choose to get chemical peels is to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Everyone wants youthful skin, but it is inevitable that our skin will begin to age. Thankfully, chemical peels can help smooth these lines out, leaving you with a more smooth and supple skin. Following the treatment, when skin begins to grow back, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin. Thus, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Peels may help reduce the appearance of:
- Fine Lines
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Liver spots
Another skin condition that chemical peels help with tremendously is hyperpigmentation. This oftentimes is due to extensive sun exposure when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. This will look like dark spots and pigmentation on the facial area. Hormonal influences can also bring these skin conditions about.
Chemical peels can help with hyperpigmentation conditions such as:
- Surgical Scars
- Uneven skin tone
- Discoloration due to sun damage
Most people want bright and smooth skin, and at times, topical options just don’t cut it. A chemical peel allows for new skin to resurface, which leaves your skin looking healthier and brighter. Texture can leave your complexion looking dull and uneven, but this miracle treatment helps smooth out the skin on the face, neck, and hands. The peel can also help lift the skin, leaving you with the appearance of a face lift without the invasiveness.
Another great benefit of this treatment is the minimization of pores. By removing the outer layer of the skin’s surface, the large pores become smaller and less noticeable.
Aftercare of a Chemical Peel
One of the most important, if not the most important, instructions for aftercare following your chemical peel is sunscreen. Now that you have removed the damaged skin, it is important to protect the new vulnerable skin underneath. Many have the misconception that they only need to apply sunscreen when going outside and purposely exposing their skin to the sun. This is farther from the truth. Your skin can be affected by the UV rays from the sun through your windows, so wearing SPF inside is just as important.
It is important to moisturize and keep your skin hydrated after your peel as well. If you opted to get a treatment that peels over the next few days, it is dire to keep your hands off. Many are tempted to assist in the peeling process by removing dry flakey skin, but let it run its course without your assistance.
Are You Ready for Your Chemical Peel?
If you are looking for a non-invasive treatment that will help with your complexion by reducing wrinkles, texture, scarring, or other problem areas, try a chemical peel. If you are in the South Florida area looking for amazing treatment options and results, visit Alana Kuneff at Glamor Medical for all your Med spa needs.