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A chemical peel is a facial procedure that became popular in the 90s but has since evolved to be better and more effective.
For one thing, chemical peels used to hurt, but now the process has been refined so that most people just feel a warming sensation. As well, modern chemical peels are less about creating a visible peel of the dermis and more about infusing the skin with ingredients that smooth away lines and scars.
A chemical peel is where different acid solutions are used to peel away dead skin and encourage a process of healing and rejuvenation. This stimulates your skin’s natural production of new skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter look.
The chemicals penetrate deeper than at-home products, stripping away older, sun-damaged, or scarred skin to produce new, evenly-toned skin cells to emerge.
Chemical peel facials work extremely well for those with acne and blackheads. The chemical solutions are able to uproot and unplug acne comedones and cleanse the surface so that you can essentially come away with a clean slate.
This process is also a great option for those who wish to address wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sun damage, and scars.
There are different degrees of chemical peels, each of which is especially effective for different concerns and levels of concern. To get the desired results, it may be necessary to have more than one treatment. Start with a gentler peel before moving up. Speaking with your dermatologist ahead of the treatment will help create a plan of approach.
Before your procedure, your doctor might recommend using certain creams to prepare the skin.
As well, if the procedure is more extensive, you may also be recommended a short course of antibiotics or antivirals to ensure your body is primed to stave off any infections since your first line of defense (your skin) is going to be weakened as new skin cells take time to develop.
Immediately afterward, you may have redness, blistering, and peeling up to a week following your procedure. Once your skin cells have had a chance to repopulate, you can expect a brighter, more even, smoothed tone.
If you are still curious about potential results, check out chemical peel before and after photos online.
At Advanced Dermatology, we are proud to offer competitive pricing and the utmost value to all of our clients. If you are interested in learning how much a chemical peel is or in asking any questions about the procedure, please don’t hesitate to reach out.