As you age, skin loses its natural elasticity and ability to fight gravity, although it happens to everyone at a different rate. The time you spent outdoors in the sun, wind, and other harsh elements can also enhance unsightly wrinkles or dark spots. As a result, your face is particularly prone to the inevitable slowing of cell turnover that occurs with age. New facial skin cells take longer to regenerate and old cells stay on the skin surface longer. Chemical peels use solutions to help smooth the texture of your facial skin by removing the old skin cells and encouraging younger skin cell production.
Chemical Peels at a Glance
Damaged outer layers of skin are easily sloughed and removed by chemical peels, solutions that contain trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acids. It is a minimally invasive way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
What to Expect
Glycolic acids are the mildest chemical peel formula and provide smoother, brighter skin with minimal recovery time. Trichloroacetic acids are commonly used for fine wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and dark pigment spots.
A licensed member of our very knowledgeable staff will meet with you to determine the extent of your chemical peel requirements and which approach is best for you.
Chemical Peel Recovery
This type of non-invasive procedure for the face may only take 10 to 15 minutes. You will likely experience temporary redness, flaking, or dryness immediately after treatment, but these mild side effects should subside within a short period of time. Moderate swelling and discomfort is common with trichloroacetic acid treatments.
Be sure to wear sunscreen every time you are outside in the weeks (at least 2 weeks) following a chemical peel. New skin cells form within 7 to 10 days, and any redness fades over the following weeks and months. Glycolic acids provide refreshing improvements to your skin’s overall tone and color that may be very subtle, but the results increase with repeated treatments over time.