Chemical peels offer a safe, effective way to improve the skin’s appearance. Performed on an outpatient basis, the procedure help eliminate or diminish a number of common skin problems. From aging issues to uneven skin tone, peels provide a low-risk way to look more attractive and gain confidence.
Chemical peels are often associated with aging skin. Although they are not used for deep wrinkles, they can get rid of fine lines. Peels are sometimes used to maximize results after face-lifts and cosmetic eyelid surgeries. Medium-depth peels are recommended for those who want to minimize age spots and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Chemical peels also helps with non-aging related skin issues. Sun damage can leave its mark relatively early in life, and peels are a safe way to diminish discoloration and spots. They also reduce and soften the appearance of mild acne scarring. Another common complaint for women of all ages, large pores, can benefit from a chemical peel. Peels can even help with redness, oiliness and scaliness.
According to the National Institutes of Health, a chemical peel is a safe way to rejuvenate and refine skin texture and tone. The side effects are very mild. Post-procedure discomfort ranges from slight or medium tingling with a superficial peel to a few hours of pain after a medium-depth peel. Sedatives of varying intensity are given, depending on which type of peel is used.
A chemical peel requires little downtime compared to some cosmetic procedures. The
superficial peel takes only five to 20 minutes, and skin can remain pink for as little as 15 minutes up to 24 hours. Redness may last for a couple of weeks with the medium-depth peel. Compresses and creams help with healing and comfort. Chemical peels are a safe, effective, convenient way to get radiant, refreshed skin. The result is subtle, fresh and beautiful.