Chemical peels are one of the most effective and common facial treatments in use today. They give your skin a healthy glow and are known to be beneficial to the health of your skin. Many people have questions about chemical peels. We want to help you better understand what a chemical peel is and what it can do for you.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are used to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lighten or eliminate dark spots or uneven skin tone, and treat acne. It’s a technique used to improve and renew the appearance of the skin on the face and other areas. This is accomplished by the application of a chemical solution that, when applied to the skin, causes exfoliation and helps damaged or aged skin renew itself. The new, healthy skin underneath is smoother and less wrinkled in appearance. There are three common types of chemical peels:
- The superficial peel involves the application of a mild acid, which penetrates only the outermost layer of skin for gentle exfoliation. This treatment is most often used to improve the appearance of mild discoloration, rough skin, or just as a way to freshen and renew the skin.
- The medium peel penetrates the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells and improve the appearance of age spots, freckles, moderate skin discoloration, and small lines and wrinkles.
- Lastly, there is the so-called “deep peel,” which involves the application of a stronger solution which, once applied, deeply penetrates the middle layer of skin to remove moderate lines, age spots, freckles, and even some shallow or light scars. Generally speaking, this procedure is used on the face and can only be applied once.
What Can I Expect From a Peel?
Many people may approach their first chemical peel experience with a bit of trepidation, but this is absolutely unnecessary. It is designed to be a very relaxing process, with the first step being similar to a traditional facial. The professional will clean and prepare your skin before applying the peel solution, and this process is both pleasant and soothing. Once the skin is free of oil and dirt, we will apply the chemical peel solution. The amount of peeling post-treatment will vary depending on how your skin reacts to the chemical solution and other factors. When all is said and done, you can expect better-looking skin with less blemishes.
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Talk to the professionals at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, who will be able to answer any questions you might have regarding chemical peels and their benefits. Our office is located in Folsom, CA, and we happily serve clients throughout the Sacramento, CA area. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.