In a world where everything labeled “natural” is assumed to be great, many people are nervous when they hear the words chemical peel. It sounds scary, but it’s one of the most popular treatments at Medical Cosmetics because it is fast, easy and gives excellent results. Plus, what many people don’t know is that the chemicals often used during these treatments are naturally derived.
Chemical peels have been safely used for decades to brighten and smooth the skin, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and decrease the appearance of sunspots. There are many types of peels. Some are superficial, meaning they work on the surface of the skin. Others go deeper into the skin which gives excellent results. Still not convinced? Read on to discover how a chemical peel could help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted.
The Multiple Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are an effective way to reduce acne and can produce remarkable results. One of the most popular peels uses salicylic acid. This acid is lipophilic, meaning it loves oil and exfoliates deep into the pores. It is very safe and has been used for many years and is in fact a derivative of aspirin. It has been shown in clinical trials to reduce the severity of acne by 47-75%. Some people respond better to glycolic acid, which can typically provide between a 50-95% improvement in the skin. Chemical peels for acne are usually considered superficial because acne presents on the surface of the skin.
Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Chemical peels are an excellent treatment for wrinkles. They exfoliate the surface of the skin, revealing the smoother and plumper skin that has been hiding underneath. These treatments also have the added benefit of boosting collagen production which increases firmness and elasticity. Depending on the results you’re looking for, this could involve a light superficial peel, a moderate, or a deeper strength chemical peel.
Improve Sun Damage
Often the effects of sun damage show up as we age. In fact, up to 90% of visible skin aging is caused by unprotected sun exposure. This results in blotchy and textured skin, wrinkles and discolorations. Chemical peels treat all of these issues and can be used on the hands, face, neck and chest.
Chemical peels not only decrease acne lesions, they can also smooth the appearance of scarring. Treating scars often requires moderate to deep phenol peels for the best results. A clinical study found that 100% of patients saw improvements in acne scarring.
Lighten and Brighten
Correcting hyperpigmentation is often a challenge, but a chemical peel is an excellent way to treat melasma, sun spots and discoloration that results from acne. Chemical peels can be performed on multiple areas including the face, neck, chest and hands.
As we age the rate of skin cell turnover decreases, often resulting in dull and textured skin. A chemical peel is the perfect way to rejuvenate dull skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells revealing a fresher and more youthful glow.
Enhance Skin Treatments
Want to know a way to make your serums and moisturizers work better? Get a chemical peel! By removing the dead skin cells on the surface, a peel allows your treatment products to penetrate deeper, enhancing the effects of your skin care regimen.
Schedule Your Chemical Peel Today
Chemical peels are highly individualized treatments, and your skin care experts at Medical Cosmetics will help you achieve the skin you’ve always desired. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover a more beautiful you.