Chemical peels are one of the most popular types of aesthetic treatments, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, helping women and men restore and replenish their complexions without surgery or complex, invasive treatments. Yet many people still don’t understand how they work or what they can treat.
As a leading provider of chemical peel treatments for patients in Northport, Florida, and Midwest City, Oklahoma, Luminary Dermatology helps patients understand the “ins and outs” of chemical peels, so they can decide if the treatment is right for them.
If you’re considering a chemical peel treatment, this post reviews five key benefits you should know about.
Young skin is firm and buoyant thanks to its high content of collagen, an essential protein that helps support skin. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, leaving skin more prone to sagging, laxity, and of course, lines and wrinkles.
Collagen also plays an important role in healing. When skin is injured, collagen production ramps up to heal skin and repair it. Chemical peels use special solutions to create “controlled injury” in the skin, stimulating collagen production to promote resiliency and firmness.
At the same time, peels help lift away the damaged upper layer of your skin. As skin sloughs off, new, healthy skin is revealed, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Age, sun damage, environmental exposures, and other factors also contribute to changes in skin tone and texture. The result: skin that feels rough or looks dull and listless.
By lifting away that upper layer of dead, dry tissue, the sloughing action of a chemical peel helps skin look and feel smooth and refined. Peels stimulate skin cell turnover, so your skin looks brighter and refreshed. Plus, peels also diminish the appearance of enlarged pores.
Dark spots are another consequence of too much sun exposure, as well as age-related changes in your skin. Also called liver spots and age spots, there dark spots can leave your skin looking worn and older than you want.
Hyperpigmentation typically involves the more superficial layers of your skin. As your peel lifts away the uppermost layers, it eliminates or reduces the appearance of dark spots, too. Peels can also be effective in reducing darkness due to melasma and inflammation due to acne or other skin issues.
Speaking of acne, peels are frequently used to reduce breakouts and lessen the appearance of acne scars. As peels exfoliate your skin, they eliminate dead skin cells that can clog pores, reducing the risk of breakouts.
Peels also help unclog pores and regulate oil production in your skin. Better still, peels designed specifically for acne can be used alongside many other acne treatments for a healthier-looking complexion you can be proud of.
Finally, chemical peels can be a great way to diminish the appearance of scars from injuries and from acne. In addition to removing the upper layers of skin where scars are most visible, chemical peels stimulate circulation and normal skin repair for smoother, healthier-looking skin.
With offices in Arcadia, Miami, Bradenton, Homestead, Sarasota, Venice, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and Northport, Florida, and Midwest City, Oklahoma, Luminary Dermatology makes it easy and convenient to fit treatment into your busy schedule. To learn more about chemical peels, book an appointment online or over the phone with our team.