Chemical peels work by affecting the outermost layer of skin. This makes it an exfoliating treatment as well as a means to promote healthier skin growth. Depending on the depth of any discolorations such as acne scars, freckles and age spots, the amount and type of solution used varies.
Deep chemical peels are typically recommended only when the condition exists within the lower dermal layers. On the other hand, light peels can be thought of as skin maintenance, and this is why we often recommend repeated chemical peels at regular intervals. Regularly performed peel treatments keep the skin smooth because the stimulation of new epidermal tissue is ongoing. The fine lines and wrinkles become less noticeable, and the skin is more supple and glowing.
How Chemical Peels Work
A chemical peel is applied directly to the skin. Many individuals choose to have this procedure performed as a means to smooth out wrinkles on the face. During the treatment, the solution is left on the skin for a set amount of time before it is eventually removed.
Over the following days, the epidermis gently flakes away, much like what happens after a mild sunburn. The body responds by sending nutrients to the lower skin levels. The epidermis is rebuilt over the next month or so. The peel treatment not only exfoliates, but it also stimulates the production of collagen. The newer epidermal layer is smoother, and wrinkles are much less noticeable.
Deeper chemical peels can be performed to minimize the appearance of slight scarring and freckles. Unlike a lighter peel, however, these treatments should not be repeated on a regular basis.
Repeat Peel Treatments
A light chemical peel is sometimes called a lunchtime peel because it can usually be completed in just 30 minutes without any downtime required. The procedure can be repeated at regular intervals depending on your unique situation.
Getting regular chemical peels results in greater improvement in the skin tone. Discolored patches fade away, and even freckles, age spots and acne scars become less noticeable. However, the greatest benefit of regularly scheduled chemical peels is the smoothing of the skin. After several treatments, the skin takes on a more youthful glow, and the skin is also more supple and taut.
Experience the Benefits for Yourself
Before choosing to have a chemical peel performed, consult with the team at Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover. We will look closely at your facial skin and determine whether a chemical peel treatment is suitable for you. When repeated at regular intervals, light chemical peels can take years off your appearance. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about the benefits of this simple, in-house cosmetic procedure.