Sometimes you want to go beyond your normal skin care routine to brighten your complexion. On those occasions, a chemical peel can be a great option. A peel can help transform your skin and give you a more youthful appearance.
How do they work?
Typically, a solution is applied to the skin that causes it to peel, revealing fresher, healthier-looking skin underneath.
Who skin concerns can chemicals peels address?
The degree to which a chemical peel can improve the appearance depends on the type and strength of the peel. However, some concerns that peels can address include:
- Rough, uneven skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun spots
- Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
What are some things you should take into consideration before getting a peel?
As I mentioned, not all two peels are alike. They vary significantly in strength, which can have a big effect on the downtime they will require. Superficial peels, also known as lunchtime peels, have little or no downtime. Medium and deep peels, on the other hand, will require some recovery time. Before you receive the peel your doctor will go over the post-procedure routine so you’ll know what kind of downtime to expect.
Number of treatments.
If you’re receiving only superficial peels, your physician may recommend a series of peels to get the best results. Your physician will be able to make recommendations about the number of peels and the time period you should receive them.
Find a Great Doctor
If you’re considering a peel, find a physician with a good reputation who you feel comfortable with. He or she will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for a peel and, also, which ones is best for you.
The final recommendation is to wear sunscreen daily. You are making an investment in your skin care and sunscreen is, essentially, an insurance policy to protect your investment and maintain the results you achieved.