If you’ve been struggling with skin issues like acne scars, age spots, excessive oiliness, large pores, or wrinkles, chemical peels may be the answer you’ve been searching for.
Chemical peels are a type of cosmetic procedure that uses chemical solutions to improve the look and feel of the skin.
By removing the top layer of skin, a chemical peel can help to reduce the signs of aging and reveal a clearer, smoother complexion. Chemical peels are not just for anti-aging purposes, however; they can also improve other skin issues, such as discoloration, sun damage, and acne. Depending on the type of peel used and the severity of your skin issue, the results can range from subtle to dramatic.
Whether you have an occasional breakout or chronic skin problems, a chemical peel can help to improve the overall look and feel of your skin.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that uses chemical solutions to improve the look and feel of the skin. They treat a variety of skin issues, including hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Depending on the type of chemical peel and the severity of your skin issue, the results can range from subtle to dramatic. The treatment works by removing the top layer of skin, which allows new skin cells to grow in their place. This can help to reduce the signs of aging and reveal a clearer, smoother complexion.
A chemical peel is usually done in a medical spa or outpatient setting. The procedure can be done on all skin types, including sensitive skin. Each chemical peel has different levels of strength, and the practitioners will recommend the appropriate peel strength for your skin issue.
Depending on the chemical peel you choose, you may experience a burning sensation or tingling sensation during the procedure. Following your treatment, you may notice some redness, swelling, and peeling in the treated area. You may also experience skin sensitivity, dryness, and itching after the procedure.
The Benefits of Chemical Peels
Reduce Acne Marks: Acne is a condition that can cause significant scarring, and while it is manageable, it can leave behind marks that are difficult to get rid of. A chemical peel can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, revealing a smoother and more even complexion.
Recuding the appearance of age spots: Age spots are a common skin condition that is caused by sun damage. A chemical peel can help to reduce the appearance of age spots by working to brighten the skin and even out the skin tone.
Easy Exfoliation: Excessive oiliness, blackheads, and large pores can be difficult to manage. A chemical peel can help to reduce the appearance of pores, revealing a smoother and cleaner complexion.
Soften Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles are a sign of aging, but they can be difficult to get rid of. A chemical peel can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating new skin cells.
Minimize Sun Damage: Overexposure to the sun can cause sun spots and discoloration. A chemical peel can help to brighten darkened areas of the skin and reduce the appearance of sun damage.
What Skin Issues Can Be Improved With Chemical Peels?
Chemical Peels help with a lot of skin conditions, Glamor Medical of Boca Raton helps all of their patients pick the correct chemical peel for the following.
- Sun Damage
- Large Pores
- Fine Lines/Wrinkles
- Age Spots
The Different Types
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid): AHA peels are designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This type of peel is best used for treating fine lines and wrinkles and is often used in conjunction with TCA peels.
TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid): TCA peels are designed to improve the appearance of acne scars.
Phenol: Phenol peels are designed to treat severe acne. This type of peel is the strongest of all chemical peels.
What to Expect
A superficial chemical peel will produce a minor tingling sensation on the skin for about 3-5 minutes. The mild discomfort goes away once the peel is neutralized. At Glamor Medical, we provide a fan that patients can hold close to their face during the peel which helps reduce any discomfort.
What to do Afterwards
Allow yourself to peel and relax, while your skin is peeling and healing go easy on what you do to avoid excessively sweating or getting a lot of sun.
- Wash your face with cool water. Warm or hot water might not feel as good as cool or cold water, which can help soothe post-peel sensations.
- Moisturize and hydrate.
- Let it Peel
- Apply sunscreen with SPF30 or more.
- Avoid high strung workouts, dry saunas and steam rooms
- Don’t over-exfoliate.
Book Your Appointment with Glamor Medical of Boca Raton
Glamor Medical is a premier medical spa located in Boca Raton, FL. Our professionals specialize in a wide range of procedures and treatments, including chemical peels. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your skin with a chemical peel, Glamor Medical can help.
To learn more about our chemical peel services and to book your appointment, contact Glamor Medical today.