What Conditions Do Chemical Peels Treat?
Acne – Active lesion management and shallow acne scars
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin texture and color
The skin is the largest organ in our body. It is made up of millions of cells that protect us from the environment and regulate our body temperature. Every day thousands of cells die, exfoliate (flake off), and are replaced by new cells from beneath the skin. As we age, this process of exfoliation begins to slow and we begin to accumulate layers of dead skin cells. The skin appears more dull with varying color and texture changes, as well as wrinkle development. Sun-damage only accentuates these age related changes.
Chemical peels have been used for centuries to help regulate the shedding of damaged skin cells. A chemical peel uses a solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. The result is tighter skin, wrinkle reduction, and a more youthful appearance. Chemical peels have the advantage of being utilized on not only the face but also the neck, chest, hands, and even arms and legs. Common chemical peels include Glycolic acid, Lactic, Acetic, Jessner’s, and some others.
Please tell your Aesthetician of any history of cold sores, sensitivity to the sun, prior treatments with Acutance in the past six months, history of Rosacea, or current use of Retin A before your chemical peel.
Your chemical peel will leave your skin looking brighter and more youthful. Some individuals experience some redness similar to a mild sunburn. Generally, the deeper the peel, the longer the recovery. We do not perform deep dermal peels at Renew My Image Medical Spa because we can more safely achieve the same results with several more superficial peels over time and thereby offer you a true “no downtime” experience. We also offer other modalities that serve the same function, also with greater safety and with little down time.
Following any skin peel, it is vital that you avoid any sun exposure. Your new skin is sensitive and susceptible to injury. Use an SPF 30 sun block twenty minutes before you go outside while your skin is healing. You should also always wear at least an SPF 15 sunscreen to protect your new appearance from further sun damage.
Our well-trained Aestheticians will be happy to assist you in choosing the right chemical peel and skin care regimen for your unique skin needs.