Chemical peels, in one form or another, have actually been around for thousands of years. They are still very popular today, because they are a very effective but easy way to give you softer, blemish-free skin that looks young and refreshed. What exactly do chemical peels do for your skin? Read on to find out!
What is a chemical peel?
In a chemical peel, a solution is applied that makes the upper layers of the skin peel off. This may not sound like the best idea, but as the skin peels off the body begins making new, rejuvenated skin. It can be used to treat large pores, wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, freckles, and other blemishes.
There are different types of chemical peels – the kind used depends on what skin issue is to be treated. They range from a light peel, which can treat superficial wrinkles, to a deep peel, for more severe skin conditions. You and your aesthetician can decide which type is best for you.
A chemical peel procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes, although you may need multiple peels over time. They can be done alone or in combination with another procedure. Chemical peels don’t hurt, although your skin might feel a bit tight and tingly.
Chemical peels have come a long way through the years – it used to be you would have to take some time to recover after the procedure. Now, though, after a peel, your skin may be a bit red and irritated for a few days, but you can get right back to your daily routine as soon as you leave the spa. However, you should avoid exfoliating for 2 days after your peel, and you should avoid strenuous activity (such as going to the gym) for a day afterward.
Chemical peels have been used for years and years to give people the youthful, blemish- and wrinkle-free skin they want – and they are only getting more and more popular, because they keep getting better and better. If you are interested in a chemical peel, call Miami Plastic Surgery® for an appointment. Call (305) 595-2969 today!