The look, texture and tone of the facial skin can play a major role in determining how good a person looks and how confident he or she feels. Enlarged pores, dark spots, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and mild to moderate acne scars among many other facial blemishes can all detract from a person’s overall appearance.
Fortunately, issues like these can be safely resolved through the use of a chemical peel. Chemical peels are designed to create controlled damage at the surface layers of the skin in order to trigger the body’s inherent healing and restorative abilities. Not only will a chemical peel create clear, smooth and better-looking skin by removing dead and damaged skin cells, but it will also incite a more rapid proliferation of new and healthy skin cells while promoting significant increases in natural collagen production.
How Chemical Peels Are Performed
During a chemical peel, acid-based solutions are applied to the topmost layer of the dermis. Depending on the type and depth of the peel being performed, this solution may be wiped off while the patient is still in-office, or it may be allowed to dry and gradually wear off on its own.
Certain chemical peels are performed to address issues such as hyperpigmentation, age spots and enlarged pores. Other peels can be applied to clear up acne-prone skin and resolve a host of textural issues. Many chemical peels are exceedingly rich in Vitamin C and other restorative nutrients so that new skin cell development is being supported even as old, damaged skin cells are being broken down. Once the application and removal of the peel is complete, patients are free to go home.
What to Expect After Your Chemical Peel
For the first several days after a peel, mild to moderate peeling will occur. Patients are usually given comprehensive aftercare instructions for pampering and soothing the dermis throughout the healing period. Patients should avoid prolonged sun exposure while the skin heals. It is important to note that many of the most superficial chemical peels often result in only a very nominal amount of peeling or no peeling at all.
As damaged skin cells are removed and replaced with new, healthier skin cells, the complexion will become brighter, more vibrant and more evenly toned. Problems such as acne, mild acne scars, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots will be greatly reduced. Moreover, the body’s own restorative measures will lead to a notable increase in collagenesis, or natural collagen production. This can lead to firmer, suppler and more resilient skin all around.
Why Choose Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a safe and very effective way to turn back the proverbial hands of time, eliminate or minimize embarrassing blemishes and even out the overall texture and tone of the skin. With many superficial peels, recovery times are both nominal and easy. Moreover, these treatments can produce impressive results that last several months.
Located in Hudson, NEOSkin Center proudly offers chemical peels as a simple, effective way for patients to rejuvenate their appearance. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.