A chemical peel uses powerful ingredients to remove dead, unhealthy skin cells. The cells dry up and go away, and the body produces new cells that are healthier. This type of treatment is an alternative to superficial abrasive resurfacing.
Many people have skin discolorations and wrinkles that will remain if a superficial treatment is performed. A chemical peel works more deeply and can minimize the appearance of scarring, rosacea, age spots, freckles and precancerous skin growth. Although it’s a popular treatment, a chemical peel isn’t for everyone. During a consultation, we discuss the various treatment options and inform the client as to which type of procedure is most suitable.
Why Get a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel treatment lifts away the surface skin by drying it out. The dead cells are removed much in the same as the epidermis flakes after a mild sunburn. Since the peel can be customized using a particular ingredient, the depth to which the treatment works can be controlled by the specialist.
Those who have light skin discolorations and rough skin texture will benefit from a chemical peel. A few days after the treatment, the skin peels away, and the body responds by sending nutrients to the facial area so that healthier skin growth can occur.
Individuals who suffer from freckles or age spots may require a deeper peel treatment. Glycolic acids are often used when the peel depth needs to be extended beneath the epidermis. Scars and age spots can be removed or at least visually minimized when a medium or deep peel is performed.
What to Expect
If a superficial peel is chosen, there is no downtime after the procedure is complete. Visual improvement in skin tone may be noticeable in less than one week. If a deeper peel is performed, the client will have a little bit of downtime, but the results are worth the wait.
Learn More About Chemical Peels
This is a very popular treatment, and the results are usually long-lasting. To find out if you are a suitable candidate for a chemical peel, schedule a consultation at Medical Aesthetics of New England. During a consultation at one of our offices in Acton or Fitchburg, we’ll answer all of your questions and let you know which type of chemical peel works best to treat the skin conditions you are concerned about. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.