Adults know when they have a problem with their facial skin. It becomes wrinkled, dry, and rough-textured. Tiny age spots begin to grow, and freckles become more pronounced. While you can’t just turn back time and become a teenager again, you certainly can combat these signs of aging.
A chemical peel is one of the most popular skin rejuvenation procedures because it promotes healthy skin growth and collagen production.
Older skin that has become damaged is gently lifted away, and the body responds by creating new skin cells, the result being a smoother texture without the fine line wrinkles or dark spots.
How a Chemical Peel Rejuvenates the Skin
Some of the more abrasive skin resurfacing techniques can damage the layers beneath the epidermis. Simple moisturizing procedures do not address the underlying problem of damaged skin cells.
On the other hand, a chemical peel removes the upper layers of skin using a mild acid. This acid doesn’t damage the lower skin layers, nor does it discolor the skin.
Most often, a gentle, upper-level treatment is all that is needed to remove damaged, wrinkled skin. After a short while, the dead skin cells flake away, and the exposed layers underneath begin to produce a whole new layer of epidermis.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
Anyone who is suffering from fine wrinkles might want to consider this form of cosmetic treatment. The lighter the skin tone, the more noticeable the results will be.
Those who have hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure or other environmental factors are also good candidates.
About the Procedure
We consult with our client and closely examine the face to determine the extent of the wrinkling. We also check to see how deep the wrinkles are and whether the discoloration or age spots affect only the epidermis or extend down into the lower dermal layers.
We may begin a chemical peel procedure by thoroughly washing the face. The acid is spread across the affected areas. The client may feel a bit of stinging.
After the Treatment
The affected area begins to peel after a few days. About a week after treatment, the old, dead skin layer is completely gone. The client can apply makeup after several days, and so long as the new skin growth is kept away from direct sun exposure, no follow-up treatment may be needed.
If you want to find out more, contact Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule a personal consultation. We will give you all the facts about this effective cosmetic procedure that can lift the years right off your facial skin.