Chemical peels can help turn sun-damaged or wrinkled skin into amazing, radiant skin. There are few treatments available that have the ability to improve such a wide range of conditions. There is a peel available for virtually every skin type and skin condition.
A Closer Look at Chemical Peels
As the name suggests, a chemical peel is simply a type of chemical solution that we apply to your skin to remove a certain part of its outer layers. After your peel, your body will begin building fresh skin tissue to replace old, damaged skin that has been affected by problems like wrinkles and scars.
Chemical peels fall into three broad categories: light, medium, and deep. Peels are defined by their ingredients, penetration depth, and concentration of chemicals. The type that you need can be determined at your initial consultation.
A light chemical peel is often used for those who would like to see improvements in their complexion, enlarged pores, or superficial wrinkles and acne scars. Think of a light peel as a gentle form of exfoliation that removes nonliving material like dead skin cells that can build up on the surface of your skin.
Deeper peels are generally done for the correction of problems like deep acne scars, deeper wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and more. These peels offer the most dramatic results available in improving skin conditions like sun damage and wrinkles.
After you have undergone a chemical peel, you will want to ensure that you obtain the best results possible. Part of that process is taking special care of your sensitive skin while it heals.
The goal of a peel is to remove damaged skin tissue. After this occurs, vulnerable skin will be visible at the surface. You will want to make sure to use a good moisturizer so that the skin does not dry out during your recovery. Avoid picking, touching, or scratching the treatment area while it heals. Let any dead skin cells go away normally. You should also avoid applying anything that could irritate your skin.
If you have any remaining questions or concerns about treatment with chemical peels, or if you would like to come in for an initial consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you, we invite you to book an appointment at Paradise Medical Spas of Texas in Lubbock. This is the best way to get started on the road to healthier, more youthful-looking skin. Contact us today to set up your consultation!