The combination of aging, genetics, sun exposure, and environmental pollutants can make your skin prone to hyperpigmentation, age spots, fine lines, and acne.
Although topical creams and lotions can help treat these concerns, it can take ages for visible improvements to appear – if they work at all.
Chemical peels, on the other hand, offer a one-stop solution for all these problems.
What Are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel treatment involves the application of a solution to your skin that ‘peels off’ or exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells. This, in turn, triggers the production of collagen and of a new layer of smoother and more even-toned skin.
There are three different types of chemical peels: superficial or light, medium, and deep chemical peels, and they differ according to their levels of strength and intensity.
Advantages Of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can offer a wide range of benefits for your skin. Here are just 4 of them:
1. Reduce Acne Breakouts and Acne Scars
Acne is a common inflammatory skin condition that affects about 50 million people in the U.S annually. Topical products, despite being the most popular acne treatment, can take months to produce results.
Chemical peels can help prevent an acne flare-up by unclogging the hair follicles, killing acne-causing bacteria, and reducing inflammation.
Furthermore, they’re also used to reduce the appearance of acne scars by removing the build-up of dead skin cells and promoting the growth of a healthy new skin layer.
2. Reduce Age Spots And Hyperpigmentation
Genetic predisposition, along with sun damage, can lead to the excessive production of melanin – a pigment that gives your skin its color. This results in patches of pigmented skin known as age spots, hyperpigmentation, or freckles.
Medium chemical peels can even out your skin tone and complexion by removing the top layer of your skin and revealing a healthier new layer. Aside from that, the healing process that follows a chemical peel treatment also triggers an increase in collagen and elastin production.
As a result, your skin appears brighter, more evenly toned, and more supple.
3. Improve the Appearance of Fine Lines
As with the previous item, medium to deep chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines by replacing the top layer of dead and wrinkled skin with a smoother, more youthful-looking new layer.
Moreover, the collagen-boosting properties of chemical peels can leave your skin smoother and more youthful-looking.
4. Improve Skin Texture
Aging and scarring can make your skin texture look and feel uneven and bumpy due to the buildup of dead skin cells. Chemical peels can be used to exfoliate the top layer of dead cells and reveal evenly textured, supple, and smooth skin.
Chemical peels can help you address a wide range of skin concerns including acne, scars, and age spots -but only if you get them from well-trained professionals. The highly experienced and board-certified Dr. Julie Ferrauiola at The Couture Surgeon, Englewood, NJ, for instance, is well-equipped to analyze your skin type and condition- and to determine the right chemical peel treatment for you.
Schedule a consultation now and get started on restoring your naturally beautiful and youthful skin!