“Chemical Peel” – those two words often evoke memories of television characters emerging from the doctor’s office with red, painful skin only to hide indoors for weeks while their skin heals. Actually, with the majority of peels nothing could be farther from the truth!
Chemical peels are really just a form of exfoliation – a minimally invasive and essential component of facial rejuvenation. 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.
How do chemical peels achieve these amazing results?
Peels work by using a combination of peeling agents such as alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acids and Beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) such as salicylic acids to induce a faster sloughing of the cells in the epidermis. The addition of a Retinoid helps facilitate the exfoliation. Deeper peels use different acids such as TCA and phenol to stimulate renewal in the dermis, the collagen-rich layer of the skin.
Because the epidermis heals in just a few days you will notice improved appearance of the skin, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow. 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 sun spots and melasma.
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.
A peel may be repeated every four to eight weeks depending on the strength of the peel, your skin type, and what issues you are addressing with the peel.
Are you ready to improve your skin and try a peel? Do you already love the peel and want to get another one?
Please visit our website at www.enhancedskincare.net or give us a call at 734.946.8800 for more information about Chemical Peels or any of our services!
Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180