One of the best things that you can do to keep your skin looking youthful, supple, and healthy is to exfoliate regularly. This daily or weekly ritual breaks down dead and damaged skin cells while encouraging your body to produce new and healthy cells at an expedited rate. Some of the most effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments are centered around this same idea. Affecting the surface layers of the skin invariably promotes renewal. Chemical peels are a slightly more involved way of doing this. Contrary to what their name suggests, there is no actual peeling of the skin during this treatment. Instead, these procedures gently break down areas that are in need of repair while simultaneously infusing the dermis with a number of powerful and fast-acting antioxidants and growth-supporting nutrients.
How Chemical Peels Work
During a chemical peel, the surface of your skin will be gently cleansed to eliminate dirt, oils, and other debris that might impede the progress of the topical application. Then, a nutrient-dense solution will be applied. There are several different peel types that our provider can choose from, according to the type and severity of the skin issues that you’re dealing with. The chemical peel solution can be applied and then wiped away after a set amount of time, or you may be asked to let it dry in place and fully absorb into the skin.
Understanding How Your Body Responds to Chemical Peels
The skin is the body’s largest organ. Moreover, this protective covering is constantly working to fight off invading organisms and to ultimately keep everything that lies beneath it safe. Affecting the surface layers is, therefore, a great way to instantly trigger your body’s natural healing response. Once the topmost skin layers have been gently removed, your body will begin working overtime to replace them. In addition to producing new and healthy skin cells at a much more rapid rate, you’ll also begin producing more collagen and elastin. These important skin-supporting substances can make the skin more resilient and more youthful-looking overall.
Issues That Can Be Corrected
Chemical peels can be performed at varying depths. For those with minor aesthetic concerns, these procedures are capable of minimizing the appearance of sun spots, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, and enlarged pores. When performed at a greater depth, a chemical peel can even reduce the appearance of acne scars and other issues that affect the dermis at deeper levels. Best of all, these treatments have become increasingly gentle throughout the years and thus, there is very little downtime that patients must contend with.
Scheduling a consultation with us at Utopia Wellness MediSpa will help you determine which type of chemical peel is best for your needs. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Owensboro!