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7 Benefits Of A Chemical Peel

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Most people love the look of fresh glowing skin. However, as you age and your skin is exposed to environmental pollutants, the youthful freshness can fade. One way to help restore the appearance of healthy skin is through a chemical peel. Here are a few benefits of having your aesthetician apply a chemical peel to the skin of your face:

Skin Texture Improvement

Layers of dead cells can make the texture of your skin appear less smooth. A chemical peel uses a gentle acid, such as salicylic acid, tricholoroacetic acid or glycolic acid, to dissolve the dead layers. The new skin that lies beneath is revealed.

Cell Regeneration

As the acid removes the dead skin, a controlled "burn" is created. This wound encourages new skin cells to form as your skin regenerates.

Decreased Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the excessive color production in an area of the skin. It causes the dark patches of skin that characterize scarring from skin conditions, such as acne. It is also the reason for age spots and the skin darkening that can occur from birth control use or pregnancy. A chemical peel helps decrease melanin production to discourage hyperpigmentation. 

Greater Collagen Production

The collagen in your skin helps it to appear plump and taught. However, as you age, there is a decline in collagen production. Wrinkles and sagging skin result. A chemical peel boosts dermal collagen

Improvement in Acne

Acne may be caused by clogged pores. Cysts can form as oil and bacteria become trapped in your skin. However, chemical peels can help unclog your pores and consequently, help clear your acne.

Improvement in Look of Scars

The skin of a scar can seem thicker than that of undamaged areas of your face. Minor scars that are discolored or slightly raised can appear less noticeable after a chemical peel.

Wrinkle Reduction

Surface wrinkles, such as crow's feet and laugh lines, are visibly reduced by a chemical peel. Thickened skin can make wrinkles appear deeper. The acids in the chemical peel gently remove the dead skin layers. 

As a chemical peel is applied, you may experience burning and stinging. However, the discomfort is only temporary, and the redness and scaling of the peel are usually gone within a week. Nevertheless, deeper peels may require about 14 days to heal completely. If you are ready to freshen the look of your skin through a chemical peel, schedule an appointment with an aesthetician today.