What Chemical Peels Are And How They Work

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Countless people are using cosmetic procedures to turn back the proverbial hands of time. There is a greater array than ever of cosmetic solutions that do not involve cutting, tissue removal or extensive recovery times. Chemical peels are one such aesthetic solution. These popular, non-invasive treatments can make the facial skin look brighter and more youthful in almost no time at all.

Exfoliation has long been hailed as one of the simplest and best ways to fight the common signs of aging. This is simply the removal of dead skin cells at the surface layer of the dermis through the use of abrasive materials. Each time you wash your face with an abrasive cloth or a facial brush, you are essentially exfoliating your skin. As dead cells are removed, new and healthier skin cells are formed to take their place.

A chemical peel accomplishes this through the use of chemicals. Moreover, it can address problems that are several skin layers deep. At a greater depth, these treatments can effectively minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun spots, age spots and even mild to moderate acne scarring.

In addition to improving how the skin looks, these treatments can make the skin more effective at healing itself. This is done by triggering advanced collagenesis or collagen production, which in turn gives the skin a plumper, firmer and younger-looking appearance overall. A peel is a carefully controlled form of skin damage that causes the body to respond by unlocking its own natural healing abilities.

A small amount of a potent, Vitamin-C enriched serum is placed on the face that contains a compound of special acids. These simultaneously erode away unhealthy skin cells while nourishing and pampering the dermis. This is left on for several minutes and then gently washed away. Certain compounds may be allowed to dry on the face and can later be removed at home.

Recovery times vary with the treatment depending upon the depth of the peel and the patient’s own healing abilities. People can expect several days of dryness and peeling after their treatments but can use the special, aftercare kits their providers supply to pamper the treated area at this time. The new skin will be sensitive to sunlight during the healing process and thus, a suitable skin block should be worn at all times. Once recovery is complete, the dermis will have a renewed look, with fewer dark spots, wrinkles and blemishes overall.

For more information on chemical peels, contact Metro MediSpa at 888-637-7228.


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