When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see lines and wrinkles? Aging skin? Is your skin dull and lifeless? One possible culprit in these situations is a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Chemical peels can help to remove this buildup and return the glow to your skin. They are also effective treatments for wrinkles, scars, enlarged pores, and much more.
The Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is a chemical solution that is applied to the patient’s skin for a prescribed amount of time for the removal of a portion of the outer skin layer. This encourages the body to replace damaged skin tissue with skin that is newer and less affected by many common skin problems.
Peels come in three basic forms: light, medium, and deep, depending upon their depth of penetration. Peels are also classified by their set of ingredients, concentration strength, and what they treat.
A light peel is a form of gentle exfoliation that removes the buildup of dead skin cells, oils, and cellular debris found on the surface of your skin. It has an immediate effect in brightening your complexion since it removes this dulling material. The gentle nature of a light peel means that more than one treatment may be necessary in some cases.
Deeper peels can be extremely effective, but they are not for everyone due to their powerful effects. This type of peel has the ability to correct deep scars, deeper wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Chemical Peels Aftercare
You will be given a complete set of instructions at your chemical peels appointment. However, there are some general guidelines to be aware of. Your skin will be somewhat sensitive after your treatment since part of the skin tissue has been removed. You need to remain completely hydrated and use a good moisturizer and sunscreen. Avoid activities that could excessively dehydrate your skin like vigorous physical exercise.
If you would like to learn more about how chemical peels can enhance the appearance of your skin, we invite you to schedule a consultation for yourself at Luxe Aesthetics, located in Cary, Greensboro, and Raleigh. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!