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4 Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Keeping the skin on your face looking its best takes time and effort, and your commitment often increases as you get older. It’s natural for your skin to lose many of its youthful properties, and exposure to sunlight creates a process called photoaging, perhaps the most aggressive challenge your skin faces.

Chemical peels provide solutions to many skin care needs. While you have a number of options, including over the counter products, the team at Radiance Wellness MediSpa recommends medical grade chemical peel products from SkinCeuticals

How can your face benefit? Here are four common improvements you can see after a chemical peel procedure. 

Understanding chemical peels

A chemical peel is not a singular treatment. Peels have different strengths and depths, with the strongest and deepest procedures typically providing the most dramatic results but also requiring the longest recovery time. 

Your skin care specialist at Radiance Wellness MediSpa matches the type and strength of peel to the skin conditions your face displays and your aesthetic goals. Some people may not be good candidates for a chemical peel treatment, such as those with extremely sensitive skin or with conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Benefits of chemical peels

Chemical peels result in exfoliation of the skin. They’ve long been used to improve the appearance of your face — revealing new skin and reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and discolorations. These are four of the benefits you can get from a professional peel.

1. Aging reversal

Fine lines and wrinkles result from a combination of factors. As you get older, your body loses collagen and elastin from the middle layer of the skin. This increases surface skin laxity while reducing nourishment. The end result is thinner, drier, and less elastic conditions. 

Chemical peels that penetrate into the middle skin layer spur new collagen growth, restoring skin conditions closer to those of your youth. This reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and combined with the other benefits of the peel, your skin attains a tighter and healthier tone. 

2. Pigmentation correction

Hyperpigmentation is the medical term for any cluster of skin pigment that interrupts a naturally smooth skin coloration. Freckles and age spots aren’t the only issues. Rosacea creates a mottled red appearance, often with tiny spider veins on your cheeks.

The renewing properties of chemical peels begin to address these issues, reducing their intensity and restoring a more even skin tone that looks vibrant and young. 

3. Scar reduction

Scars result from an overproduction of collagen at the time of an injury, whether it’s a cut or an acne lesion. When a chemical peel spurs new collagen production, you see a reduction in the appearance and size of scars. 

Normally, collagen forms an even matrix across your skin. When working to heal an injury, this matrix can be disrupted, causing a bump or a pit, which reflects too much or not enough collagen. A chemical peel enables a “do-over.” Old collagen gets flushed, and new tissue forms a smoother, more even matrix. The end result is smaller scars with a more neutral appearance. 

4. Acne treatment

Chemical peels can reduce skin oil overproduction while killing the bacteria that cause acne. Peels also attack blackheads and whiteheads, breaking them down while exfoliating your skin and removing many of the dead skin cells that clog your pores. Addressing your acne now means reducing the need for acne scar treatment later. 

These are only a few of the benefits you can experience from a chemical peel treatment. Contact Radiance Wellness MediSpa by phone or online now to make an appointment for your chemical peel. 

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