Shed Your Spots: Why You Should Get a Facial Chemical Peel

Many people long to improve the overall appearance of their face but are put off by cosmetic treatments.

They worry that they’re too expensive or that they’ll accidentally damage their skin instead of improving it.

Thankfully, modern advances have made many treatments, such as facial chemical peels, more affordable and safe than ever before.

Use this guide to find out what a chemical peel is and how it can help you get younger, smoother skin.

What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

When you get a chemical peel a gentle chemical solution is applied to the surface of your skin. It exfoliates the top layer of your skin and encourages it to peel off faster than normal.

This allows you to accelerate your body’s natural skin replacement process. It causes the older, rougher surface layer of your skin to peel off and reveal the younger, softer layer underneath.

A trained technician or dermatologist will apply the cosmetic treatment to your skin. Depending on the type of treatment you’ve chosen, it will be left on for different periods of time.

Benefits of a Facial Chemical Peel

A chemical peel does a great job at removing unsightly blemishes or general rough skin. The chemical process that causes the top layer of your skin to peel off doesn’t affect the next layer.

One of the most common uses of a chemical peel is to help minimize the appearance of sun or acne damage. By encouraging your skin to exfoliate off the top layer, you remove much of the visible damage.

There’s an overall smoothing effect brought on by chemical peels as well. Many of the lines in your skin come from the movement of your face. By chemically exfoliating the top level you remove much of the physical damage.

The chemical peel encourages your lower level skin cells to act younger. They produce additional collagen and release hyaluronic acid. This gives your face a younger and more vibrant appearance.

Different Peel Options

There are three broad categories of chemical peels that include dozens of different treatments. These are superficial, medium, and deep peels.

Superficial Peels

The first level of chemical peel is known as superficial peels. These use very mild chemicals, so mild they’re often called lunchtime peels. Superficial peels provide real benefits but there won’t be near as striking a chemical peel before and after effect as more powerful peels.

Medium Peels

A medium peel uses stronger peels and will have a much more apparent skin peeling on face effect. You’ll need to take extra sun care and other precautions after this kind of peel.

Deep Peels

Deep peels are the strongest type of chemical peel available. These remove years of damage but are often given in a series of treatments. You’ll need at least several days recovery after a deep peel treatment before any major events.

Treat Yourself

The appearance and youthfulness of your face have the biggest impact on how people see you. Getting a high-quality facial chemical peel can make you look years younger.

If you’re intrigued by the idea of removing facial lines and damage, contact us today to find out more.