The first chemical peels date back to the time of Cleopatra when she used sour milk (lactic acid) to exfoliate her skin. Fast-forward to today; chemical peels come in various types and strengths. How do they help you improve overall skin tone and texture? Below are three common issues that chemical peels can address.
Diminish wrinkles and creases without surgery.
Chemical peels that contain phenol can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. This makes it possible for them to eliminate lines, creases, and wrinkles. Finding a highly experienced chemical peel provider is crucial when choosing stronger peels of this type. The procedure typically requires the use of anesthesia and involves a significant amount of downtime when compared with lighter peel types. Close supervision is also required during the healing phase after phenol peels.
Reverse the effects of prolonged sun exposure.
Ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of aging. Sun-damaged skin is riddled with liver spots, age spots, freckles, persistent redness, and blotchiness. Mild forms of peels such as TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and AHA (alphahydroxy acid) is ideal for the aforementioned skin pigmentation concerns. Tiny amounts of AHAs can even be found in skin care products.
Subdue post-breakout inflammation.
Post-breakout inflammation is a common concern among those who suffer from facial and back acne. Aside from redness, hyperpigmentation may result from such inflammation, leaving unsightly dark spots. Our patients benefit from superficial chemical peels such as salicylic acid to reduce post-acne scars and dark spots.
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