The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures and was performed in ancient Rome and Greece to help achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. Today, chemical facial peels are still popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
How Does It Work
The chemical peel treatment causes peeling of the outer superficial layers of the skin, and helps to rebuild collagen and cell growth regeneration from the deeper healthier layers thus smoothing out the wrinkles and reducing certain types of acne and scars, age spots, pigmentation, freckles, sun damaged skin, and other skin ailments.
Chemical peel options are several and include alpha and beta hydroxy acids– customized for various skin problems.
If you have sensitive, problematic, oily, or aging skin, a light peel with beta hydroxy acids (salicylic acid) may be preferred to loosen and remove aging and dead skin cells, oil, and debris. This leads to increased collagen formation which often result in marked improvement in acne prone skin. Regular use can also decrease fine lines, smooth skin, even out pigmentation. This peel requires no downtime. For patients with sun damage or dry skin the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) formulated to exfoliate and accelerate the cell renewal process, stimulating collagen development is usually chosen.
We may recommend that the peel may be administered with a Hydrafacial treatment however it may be given by itself.
The best way to find out which chemical peel option will best address your needs is to speak with the doctor in person. Please call today to schedule a consultation at our office.
As with other skin treatments , after a chemical peel treatment, the skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun. It is advisable to wear a sunscreen with “broad-spectrum” – protection against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.
At FemEsthetics we focus on prevention as the greatest cure. We may recommend a combination of skin care treatments and nutritional supplements to help maintain your treatment.