Just about everybody has heard of chemical peels. The treatment has been around for a long time, and it has gained notoriety thanks to famous individuals who see this treatment as a way of helping them keep their skin looking its best. This treatment is able to produce noticeable results without a person needing to undergo surgery. There are a number of reasons why it may be beneficial for you to consider this face-rejuvenating treatment.
What Happens During the Treatment?
The treatment begins with a skincare professional cleaning your skin and then applying a tailor-made chemical cocktail to your skin. The chemicals that are applied to your skin are what encourage exfoliation. When the old skin is gone, new skin grows back. Chemical peels are an effective way of making your skin smooth and youthful. There are a number of types of chemical peels available, and each of them produces unique benefits.
Correcting Blotchy Skin and Sun Damage
When you are in the sun without proper sun protection, you’re setting yourself up to have issues with skin coloration and sunspots. These coloration issues can give your skin a dull and aged appearance. When you have a chemical peel done, that outer layer of damaged skin is removed from your face. The skin underneath is a lot healthier, so your skin is going to look younger and more refreshed.
Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is better to take steps to protect your skin from the sun by using the appropriate sun protection products. However, there are going to be times when your skin is exposed to the sun. A chemical peel is going to help reverse some of those issues.
Acne and Hyperpigmentation
Bacteria is the reason you have acne. The bacteria gets into your pores and leads to the conditions that cause you to have breakouts. When you use chemicals to exfoliate your skin, you are creating a condition that could lead to you being acne free. This is not a one-time treatment, but you need to have a number of treatments before you get the desired results.
The same is true of individuals who have areas of hyperpigmentation on their skin. Most people do not get a peel because they want to lighten their skin. However, if a person uses a deep chemical peel, for example, one that has phenol acid, a side effect is that the skin will become lighter and healthier after treatment.
In most cases, a chemical peel does not require a lot of recovery time. Most people are able to have the treatment done and then go back to their everyday activities either immediately or within a couple of days. The one exception would be if you have a deep chemical peel. It may take a little bit for your skin to rejuvenate from this treatment. However, the benefit of having a deep peel is that the results you get are phenomenal.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
Are you interested in learning how you can encourage exfoliation with chemical peels? If so, feel free to make an appointment with True Skin Care Center. At our convenient location in Chicago, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!