Mar
2011

Freshen Up Skin this Spring with Chemical Peels

If you need a mini makeover this spring, consider the skin rejuvenation benefits of a chemical peel. Chemical peels can be very effective for clearing up dark patches of skin, reducing blemishes and acne scars, and also for evening out an uneven skin tone. There are several different types of chemical peels for different purposes, and your aesthetician will customize your treatment based on your skincare goals. Chemical peels can be combined with microdermabrasion for even better results, and are ultimately a deep exfoliation treatment.

If you think you’re ready for a chemical peel this spring, set up a consultation with a medical spa in your area. Your medical aesthetician will be able to perform a thorough skincare analysis and determine whether you are a good candidate for a skin rejuvenating chemical peel treatment.

Chemical Peels for Skin Rejuvenation

Chemical peels are powerful, acid-based solutions that can remove dead skin cells, and also break down some of the damaged layers of skin right under the skin’s surface. Some peels are especially effective for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while others are more effective for eliminating age spots and reducing the appearance of acne scars.

When you’re searching for skin rejuvenation treatments this spring, ask your medical spa or aesthetician about the following types of peels:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peels
  • Salicyclic Acid Peels
  • TCA Peels
  • Phenol Peels

TCA peels are especially popular for people who want to maintain a consistent skin rejuvenation regimen for several months. These are available in different concentrations, and can be adjusted depending on how well your skin tolerates the peel.

Getting Clearer Skin for Spring with a Chemical Peel

If you are fighting acne or want to get rid of deeper scars and wrinkles this spring, you may be a better candidate for a series of chemical peel treatments. Some peels can be administered every three to four weeks, and help to speed up the cell renewal process.  You can also get a combination chemical peel and microdermabrasion treatment. These treatments are slightly more aggressive than a standard peel, because the peel will penetrate deeper into the skin.

If you do undergo a series of chemical peel treatments or get a more aggressive microdermabrsaion-chemical peel combination treatment, makes sure you plan for downtime. Remember that deeper chemical peels will cause a lot of skin shedding and can make your skin much more sensitive to the sun. In some cases, you may not be able to wear makeup for a few days and will need to stay out of direct sunlight whenever possible. Make sure you are aware of the downtime involved with your treatment plan so that you can make adjustments accordingly.

Learn more about chemical peels in our information guide, or set up a consultation with a medical spa in your area to find out if are a good candidate for a chemical peel and other skin rejuvenation treatments.

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