What Are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

Smooth, radiant skin is one of the hallmarks of youthful beauty. Unfortunately, the natural aging process can leave us with uneven skin tone and a dull complexion. At Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD, we offer personalized chemical peels with amazing skin benefits. If you are looking for a non-invasive treatment that can rejuvenate your appearance, you’ll love the benefits our treatment has to offer.

What Are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

Smoother Skin With Fewer Wrinkles and Fine Lines

As our skin loses collagen over time, wrinkles and fine lines begin to form. You may notice wrinkles on sensitive areas of your face with thinning skin, especially around the eye area and forehead. Chronic sun exposure, poor nutrition, and unhealthy lifestyle choices can also contribute to the development of facial lines and wrinkles. If you are looking for a way to reverse or minimize signs of sun damage and skin aging, chemical peels offer a safe and convenient solution.

Getting regular peels can minimize wrinkles and fine lines all over your face, making it perfect for refreshing your appearance. You can also combine peel treatments with lasers and injections to enhance your results. The treatment can resurface your skin and boost collagen production to keep your skin looking young, firm, and healthy.

A More Even, Radiant Skin Tone

Skin resurfacing treatments can reduce hyperpigmentation and even out your skin tone. If you have age spots, sun spots, and sun damage, you’ll benefit from getting regular peel treatments. The chemicals used in a peel treatment can also lighten the skin and brighten your appearance.

Those with acne, scars, freckles, melasma, and other blemishes will love how resurfacing treatments can improve and brighten their overall appearance. The result is a healthier, more even skin tone that makes you feel confident.

Minimized Acne Breakouts

Do you find it challenging to prevent breakouts or manage your acne? Getting regular peels may minimize breakouts and keep your skin free of inflammation. When your pores are clogged due to the buildup of dead skin cells, you may be more prone to breaking out. Therefore, one of the best ways to prevent acne is by exfoliating the topmost layer of your skin to prevent clogged pores.

The acid solutions used in peel treatments can help unclog your pores, regulate sebum production, and kill acne-causing bacteria. Therefore, not only can peel treatments minimize the scarring and hyperpigmentation caused by acne, but they can also address the root cause of your skin issues and prevent breakouts in the first place.

Improved Absorption of Skincare Products

If you love using creams and serums to improve your appearance, you’ll love combining peel treatments with your skincare products. Exposure to environmental toxins can clog and block your pores, preventing your skincare products from working well. One way to unclog your pores and remove dirt, debris, and dead skin cells is by getting regular peels.

After getting this skin resurfacing treatment, the damaged, topmost layer of your epidermis is removed so that your products can reach the deeper layers of your skin. As a result, you can make the most of your skincare regime and achieve the best results from the products you’re using.

Which Chemical Peel Is Right for You?

Chemical peels can be personalized according to your skin type, skin condition, and aesthetic concerns. During a peel treatment, we use a select combination of chemical solutions to resurface your skin. The superficial wounds caused by the treatment kickstart your body’s natural healing and regenerative processes, including the increased production of collagen.

Not all peel treatments are the same, and each one uniquely affects your skin. Therefore, to help you make the most of your peel treatment, our practice offers multiple types of peel treatments that are each formulated to address specific skin concerns and issues. We will work closely with you to determine the most suitable peel treatment based on your needs, preferences, and goals.

Superficial Peels

Superficial or light peels target the epidermis or topmost layer of your skin. This type of treatment can be done in a few minutes and requires a very short healing period. Low concentrations of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHAs) are typically used in light peels. We recommend superficial peels to those who are targeting minor skin issues, such as clogged pores or dull skin tone. Superficial peels may also be used to delay signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance.

Medium-Depth Peels

If you have deeper skin issues like acne scars and fine lines, you may be more suited to a medium-depth peel. This type of treatment penetrates deeper into your epidermis, and it usually consists of glycolic aid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA).

Medium-depth peels are ideal for treating age spots, hyperpigmentation, and other persistent issues that don’t respond well to topical products. With this type of treatment, you may need to wait for up to five days for your skin to fully heal and reveal your results.

Deep Peels

Severe discoloration and long-term scars can be improved by a deep peel. This type of treatment removes some of the outer layers of your skin, which helps reduce or eliminate some of your most persistent blemishes. Deep peels may only be performed once every few years, so it’s important to make sure that you are getting the right deep peel formulation based on your skin type and concerns.

Before getting a deep peel, you’ll need to prepare your skin weeks in advance, and you’ll also need to take good care of your skin after receiving the treatment. A local anesthetic is applied to the treatment areas before a deep peel is performed. You may need to wait for two to three weeks for your skin to heal after receiving a deep peel.

Resurface and Rejuvenate Your Skin

If you’re wondering whether chemical peels can help you achieve your anti-aging and beauty goals, the experts at Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD can determine the right peel that’s most suitable for your skin concerns. We can help you refresh, rejuvenate, and enhance your appearance with the right treatment that will make you look and feel your best.

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