What Is A Chemical Peel?

Is your skin looking dull and dry?  You can refresh your complexion and improve the look of your skin with a chemical peel.  Chemical peels can address a variety of skin conditions and leave the skin smoother, brighter, and more youthful.  But what exactly is a chemical peel?

What Is A Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is an exfoliation treatment that uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of the skin.   The exfoliation process sloughs off dead, dry skin cells, and promotes cell turnover.  The new, healthy cells on the surface give the skin a glowing, brighter, more youthful appearance.  

Chemical peels can treat skin concerns such as photodamage, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, sunspots, acne, and acne scars.  Peels also boost collagen production. 

There are different solutions that can be used to perform a chemical peel, but peels with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are very popular.  

Chemical peels may be done at different depths – light, medium, or deep, and can  be customized to fit the specific skin concerns of each client, so they are suitable for most skin types. 

How Does A Chemical Peel Work?

A chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates the outer layer.   Patients may experience a slight tingling sensation as the solution is applied, but the procedure is not painful.   

What To Expect After A Chemical Peel?

After a chemical peel the skin is usually very sensitive to the sun, so patients are advised to minimize sun exposure and apply sunscreen when going outdoors.   The skin will start to flake a few days after a chemical peel, revealing skin that is smoother and more radiant.  

Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the El Paso, TX area, The Medspa, El Paso Cosmetic Center is our featured practice. 

You can reach them at https://www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com/, or by calling (915) 800-0892.

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