Anti Aging Benefits of Light Chemical Peels
posted on 1/10/2010
Chemical peels are among the most effective anti aging procedures available at medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers, an advanced skincare solution that helps combat the signs of aging by increasing cell turnover and removing dead skin cells naturally. Light chemical peels are designed to stimulate collagen production, improve the texture and tone of the skin and can even help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Some of the mildest types of chemical peels provide a number of anti aging benefits and promise significant results weeks after the treatment. Here’s a close look at some of the top anti aging benefits of chemical peels, and how they might be easily integrated into your own skin rejuvenation or skin management treatment plan:
Types of Light Chemical Peels
There are several different types of chemical peels available and your skincare professional may be able to customize your treatment with varying concentrations of several different acids to ensure your skin does not burn. The most common types of light chemical peels include:
Salicylic acid chemical peels – ideal for acne prone skin
Alpha hydroxyl acid or glycolic acid chemical peels – (AHA), designed to correct pigment and enhance skin tone
Lactic acid chemical peels – ideal for sensitive skin types
When applied to the face, neck and other parts of the body, these chemical peels help to remove the top layer of skin naturally. The acids in the chemical peel solution work by burning off the top layer of skin to reveal the fresher layer of skin underneath.
The peel sinks into the lower layer of the skin to stimulate collagen production which in turn helps to strengthen and tone the skin. As the skin cell renewal process continues, the skin appears more youthful and maintains a more even texture and tone.
In some cases, light chemical peels can be combined with other skin rejuvenation procedures such as microdermabrasion
to further increase collagen production and remove skin discoloration.
Key Benefits of Light Chemical Peels
Chemical peels made with Alphahydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxyl acid offer a number of benefits for aging skin. Some of the top benefits of light chemical peels include:
Reduces blotchy skin
Improves a ruddy or dull complexion
Reverses the effects of sun damage
Speeds up collagen production
Improves the quality of the skin
Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
People who have only mild skin imperfections and relatively healthy skin (no active acne) are typically the best candidates for light chemical peels. These treatments can be administered as a series twice per month or once per month to rejuvenate the skin and help to maintain a youthful glow. When combined with other anti aging procedures, the skin can become even more softer, smooth and more resilient.
Your skincare professional can do a thorough skin consultation to determine which type of chemical peel will be the best match for your skin type. Learn more about chemical peels
in our information guide or consult with an anti-aging specialist in your area
to find out if you are a good candidate for these peels and other skin rejuvenation treatments.