Sometimes, try as you might, there really is no answer for your skin. You could follow all the tips in the world, use all the foam cleansers, toners, spot treatments, scar lighteners, and still you struggle. If you are a fairer skinned, lighter haired individual, a chemical peel could dramatically help the appearance of your skin. It is a quick and easy way to rejuvenate your skin and give it that something extra you’ve been missing.
What is a chemical peel?
Your dermatologist will apply a chemical solution to your skin, and the top layer of your skin will blister and then peel away. It is similar to getting a sunburn, and you should stay out of the sun and away from skin irritants following a chemical peel.
The chemical peel benefits can boost confidence and self-esteem by enhancing the natural beauty of your skin. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles, age spots, acne, acne scarring, and freckles, the peel may be able to alleviate some of those imperfections. The peel can reduce fine lines around your mouth and eyes, and some wrinkles that appear due to aging. Mild scarring and some types of acne can also be improved by undergoing a chemical peel. The best part about a chemical peel will be the overall revitalized look your skin will have. The peel removes that layer of dull, dry, stretched skin, making it look younger, fresher, and healthier.
It is important to remember, that a chemical peel is not a one-time deal that will rid you of every imperfection you see, and chemical peels are not to treat severe skin conditions, scarring, sagging, or heavy wrinkles.
“Chemical peels are not for everyone, especially for people with severe scarring or heavy wrinkles,” says Dr. Kathryn “Celeste” Durham of U.S. Dermatology Partners of Fort Worth – South Hulen. “A dermatologist can help you determine if a chemical peel is a good choice for your skin or if an alternative treatment would work better.”
Want to learn more? Check out our chemical peel page and call us to schedule your consultation or chemical peel appointment!