FAQ about Chemical Peels

chemical peels at ESCC“I would like my skin to look & feel smoother.”
“If only my skin tone and texture were more even I could wear less make-up.”
“I just want my skin to look better!”

These are some of the common statements heard everyday in our office. Most women would be happy if their skin looked smoother, less dull and more youthful, yet most don’t realize that it’s not as difficult nor as expensive as one may think to achieve.

What can I do to get better looking skin?

The hallmark to great looking skin is a regimen that promotes the exfoliation (shedding) of dead skin cells and the regeneration (growth) of collagen and new skin cells. Think about it…if you do nothing to get rid of old dead skin cells they simply lie on your face and give your skin a dull or ashy appearance. Your body has no encouragement to manufacture fresh new skin cells to replace the old ones. And because your skin is not being stimulated, the production of collagen under the skin slows down.

What is the best way to stimulate the skin?

One of the best ways to safely exfoliate your skin is through chemical peels.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are really just a form of exfoliation – a minimally invasive and essential component of facial rejuvenation. Chemical peels use a combination of acids of varying degrees of strength to chemically shed dead skin cells. Because of the nature of the chemicals, peels are especially helpful for acne prone skin and skin that is discolored due to sun damage or old acne lesions.

Does a Chemical Peel actually “peel” my skin?

Not all peels involve actual “peeling” of the skin.

When will I see results of my Chemical Peel?

Because the epidermis heals quickly, you will notice improved appearance of the skin, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow in just a few days. In addition there will be decreased fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth, improvement of mild scarring and acne, and a reduction of skin discoloration such as sunspots and melasma.

Does a Chemical Peel have any added benefits?

Chemical peels optimize skin health and are beneficial for all skin types, colors, and ages.

A chemical peel has both cosmetic and medical benefits:
 - Cosmetically, the exfoliation from the peel improves pore size, hyperpigmentation from sun, old acne lesions, and melasma, as well as fine lines.
Medically, a chemical peel can improve acne, benign keratoses and actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions). Peels achieve these results by removing damaged outer layers of the skin allowing a fresh, new layer of skin to naturally emerge.

Incorporating a peel into a good skin care regimen will boost the effectiveness of the products and prolong the results of the peel. We recommend a peel be followed by TNS Recovery Complex (a potent solution containing human growth factors that help enhance skin tone and texture), as well as a good moisturizer and sunscreen.

How often can Chemical Peels be scheduled?

For optimal results we recommend Chemical Peels being done in a series of three treatments spaced about 3-4 weeks apart. After completion of the series, a periodic maintenance program can be established. Maintaining the regimen is important so as not to return to dull, ashy skin.

How do I know which peel is best for me?

At Enhanced Skin Care Center we offer a variety of Chemical Peels, including the Vitalize Peel, Illuminize Peel and Rejuvenize Peel. Schedule your complimentary consultation to see which peel is right for you!

Please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180