One of the most common complaints people have regarding their looks is the appearance of their skin. As we grow older, our skin becomes more fragile and prone to signs of aging such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles. Thanks to aging and constant exposure to the sun, our skin loses its elasticity, making it appear wrinkled and loose. All of these factors can greatly influence your appearance and make you look much older than you are.
The Chemical Peel
The deterioration of the quality of the skin is a common condition. There are several methods one can follow to improve their skin and look more youthful. One of these methods is a chemical peel.
A chemical peel treatment helps rejuvenate the skin on your face or hands by using chemical solutions. Your skin is exfoliated by the chemicals, leaving you with fresh, smooth skin.
Chemical peels are safe and highly effective. Some require almost no downtime at all, so you can pop into a clinic, undergo a chemical peel, and head back to your regular routine immediately after.
This method has become one of the most popular techniques for addressing issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, aging skin, acne scars, and sun-damaged skin.
There are three general types of chemical peels:
Superficial Peel: This uses mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate only the outer layer of your skin. It helps address mild discoloration and roughness, leaving you with supple skin and a refreshed look.
Medium Peel: The superficial and middle layers of your skin are treated with chemicals like trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid, helping remove any damaged cells. This treats age spots, freckles, moderate discoloration, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Deep Peel: This treatment uses phenol or trichloroacetic acid that penetrates all the way to the bottom of the middle layer of your skin. It helps remove harsher wrinkles and lines, freckles, age spots, shallow scars, and other deeper skin imperfections. This provides the most dramatic improvement in your skin’s appearance compared to the other two types of chemical peels.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Chemical Peels?
Typically, the best results from chemical peel are visible on individuals with light hair and fair skin. This treatment may not be as effective on dark-skinned individuals, but it can still produce results. If you’re considering a chemical peel, it is important that you are in good health. You must also have realistic expectations regarding the results of the treatment.
If you are looking to eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and age spots, then a chemical peel is a good option. It helps improve the texture of your skin and reverse the effects of damage caused by sun exposure.
Interested in a Chemical Peel?
Before you decide to undergo a chemical peel, make sure you have a thorough discussion with Dr. Raymond Lee. Dr. Lee is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. He can help you determine which chemical peel is suitable for you and can help you achieve your desired results.
To arrange a consultation with Dr. Lee, contact our office and schedule your informative appointment.