Superficial skin damage can manifest in many different forms. Some people suffer from mild to moderate acne scarring, sun spots, dark spots and other aesthetic blemishes. Others have dull, dry skin, enlarged pores and fine lines around the mouth and eyes. The good news is that there are many non-invasive ways to minimize the appearance of these issues. More often than not, these are treatments that entail varying levels of skin exfoliation. This leads to the faster regeneration of healthy skin cells, increased collagen production and a brighter and better-looking complexion overall. Chemical peels are currently among the most popular treatments for obtaining these results. Moreover, despite their aggressive-sounding name, chemical peels are largely designed to pamper, polish and nourish the skin at every level.
What Chemical Peels Are and How They’re Performed
In years past, chemical peels involved the application of highly acidic solutions that caused the surface layers of the dermis to blister and peel off. As these layers were replaced, the skin took on a brighter appearance and aesthetic blemishes began to fade.
While the treatment process is still largely the same, the topical agents that are used to promote peeling have become increasingly nutrient-rich and ever-more devoted to nourishing and supporting the dermis and its long-term health. These treatments are commonly performed on the face, neck, hands and décolletage to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, micro-pigmentation, freckles, melasma, discoloration, moderate scarring, enlarged pores and more.
Why Choose a Chemical Peel to Improve Your Complexion?
Although a chemical peel will invariably cause one or more surface layers of skin to peel away, it is still classified as a non-invasive treatment. Unlike facelifts, there is no need to make any incisions. Moreover, with chemical peels, no man-made agents such as purified neuromodulators or dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin.
Instead, the entire repair process relies upon your body’s natural ability to heal and protect itself. As surface layers gradually peel away, your body will increase blood flow to the treated area while speeding up both collagenesis and normal skin cell production. The after-effects of a chemical peel treatment are few and incredibly easy to deal with. There’s also very little downtime with this option.
A Treatment That’s Customized to Suit Your Cosmetic Concerns
Chemical peels are entirely customizable. Our provider can structure your treatment to affect the dermis at a specific level and depth, and according to your cosmetic concerns. For instance, if you’re looking to reduce the appearance of a few superficial issues that affect only the topmost layers of your skin, a very mild, acid-based solution will be applied for a very nominal amount of time. If you have deep, pitted acne scars or extremely dark and discolored areas, a deeper peel can be used to eliminate damage at a deeper level.
Chemical Peels Can Make Your Skincare Products Work Better
An added benefit of chemical peels is the fact that they can make your regular skincare products work better. Whenever the topmost layers of skin are excessively dry and damaged, moisturizing agents and the nutrients they contain often have a hard time penetrating the dermis at its deepest levels. Once these dead cells have been stripped away, however, nutrient-dense solutions can find their way down into the foundation layer of the dermis for a significantly greater impact overall.
Proudly serving the Killeen, Harker Heights, Temple, Belton, Waco and surrounding areas, the professionals at About Face Anti-Aging Institute proudly provide treatments such as chemical peels with expertise. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and learn more about how this treatment can benefit you!