The Many Benefits of Chemical Peels
If you’ve ever used an exfoliating facial scrub, you’ve already seen some of the benefits of chemical peels. Exfoliation is the process of removing the dead skin cells at the surface of the skin to allow the new skin cells underneath to become visible. Chemical peels work in a similar manner, except they are far more effective. Chemical peels actually lift the top layers of skin, allowing the new skin to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face.
Stimulates Collagen Production
Unlike physical exfoliators present in facial scrubs, chemical peels intentionally cause micro-damage to the skin. This sounds harmful, but it’s actually a brilliant way to reveal rejuvenated skin. By inflicting micro-damage in a way similar to microneedling, chemical peels can stimulate the production of collagen—an essential protein the skin needs for better structure. Consequently, chemical peels can help your skin look younger, and they can help plump up depressed scars.
Reverses the Signs of Aging
People are often surprised at how soon they spot their first wrinkle or gray hair. It can happen as early as your late 20s, especially if you don’t use sunscreen regularly. While chemical peels can’t do anything about those gray hairs, they can definitely make your face look younger. They work well on fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. They can even work on those dark spots and acne scars.
Customizable According to Skin Type and Need
You may have seen some ads for at-home chemical peels. A DIY approach isn’t the best option for chemical peels because you can really benefit from the guidance of an expert. An expert can choose the right type of peel (superficial, medium, or deep) and ingredients (like lactic, mandelic, citric, or glycolic acids), as well as the strengths or concentrations of those particular ingredients. Discuss all of your skin care concerns with your provider to get the best results.
The medi spa providers at Maloney Plastic Surgery often perform chemical peels on women and men who want to address areas of imperfection on the face. When you’re ready to reveal vibrant, beautiful new skin, contact our office in Tucson at (520) 298-2330. And be sure to check out our other skin care services, like laser skin resurfacing and microneedling!