A chemical peel is a technique used by licensed estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons to soften and smooth the texture of your skin. Chemical peels are intended to remove the first layer of your skin to reveal a more youthful and hydrated layer underneath.
Chemical peels typically last about 1 to 3 months, although a chemical peel’s lifespan can vary depending on the intensity of the chemical peel and the treatment that is being done.
5 Benefits of Chemical Peels You May Have Never Realized
Chemical peels are designed to remove old skin that has become dried out or sun damaged or that has uneven tones. The process is easy and simple to maintain. There are many benefits of chemical peels, some of which you may have never realized.
1. Reduce fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
Fine lines around your eyes and mouth will be removed by the chemical mixture that will be used to burn off the first layer of your skin. Resulting in a new layer of skin that will rejuvenate your appearance.
2. Minimize the appearance of scars.
Scars on the face and neck can become more visible if not treated with hydration and care. A chemical peel can reduce the intensity of them by resetting the scar with new skin.
3. Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma).
Due to pregnancy or taking birth control, your skin may be prone to age spots, freckles, and dark patches. Chemical peels can be the answer to rewind the clock and make you feel younger.
4. Treat certain types of acne.
Acne forms due to several factors, with the most common being genetics and hormonal changes. Chemical peels are a good form of treatment because they will even your skin tone.
5. Increase your confidence.
The most important benefit of chemical peels is how you feel after the treatment. Your confidence and self-esteem are important, and chemical peels can improve your skin health as well as your mental health.
Other Skin Treatments
Skin sags and deep wrinkles will not respond well to chemical peels because of their intense drag on the skin. Chemical peels are intended to refresh, reset, and rewind the clock by removing your first layer of skin, but they may not reach these areas. Treatments that may be more effective on skin sags and deep wrinkles include eyelid lifts, eyebrow lifts, face lifts, and fillers such as Botox.
Dr. Mucci offers all these options as well as chemical peels. Call his dermatology practice in Beverly Hills, Michigan, to schedule an appointment for a consultation.