Chemical peels are a common method in softening, refreshing, and making the skin look younger. Many women have already tried peels, and it’s for good reason: they work. In fact, despite their wide-spread use, they are the hidden gem to getting perfect skin. Continue reading to discover the revitalizing benefits that come with a chemical peel.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a product that sloughs away the old skin. It can be done at home via product purchased from the store, or it can be done professionally in a spa. You will see results from either version; however, a professional peel will always provide better results than one done at home.
Glycolic and lactic acid are the common active ingredients in chemical peels. Both of these are called alpha hydroxy acids. There are also chemical peels are various potencies. Whether it is your first try or you are experienced with chemical peels there is a dosage for you.
There are also beta hydroxy acids. These are lipid based acids. These types of chemical peels work best for people with oily skin.
The Process Itself
The chemical peel is first applied to the skin. The chemicals in the product will make the top layer of skin peel off. This does quite a few things. It reveals a fresh, better looking layer of skin, and it also promotes the production of collagen. Generally, the process is performed on the face; however, the neck and hands are also popular treatment areas.
Chemical peels can help reduce the visibility of some scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and it can be used to treat certain types of acne. Chemical peels also reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches. Generally speaking, chemical peels improve every aspect of the skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Almost anyone can benefit from a chemical peel. Teenagers who want to quickly get rid of acne could give a chemical peel a try. Older women could use a chemical peel to reduce visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels can even be used by people in special cases, such as those with bad acne scarring or other scarred skin.
See a medical professional to make sure you are a good candidate for chemical peels.
Schedule Your Consultation
The professionals at Dundee Dermatology can provide you with a better understanding of the process and help you decide which chemical peel is right for you. We are conveniently located in West Dundee, IL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!