What Sets the Chemical Peel Apart From Other Treatments?

Published on May 25, 2017 by

Your skin is the most visible feature on your body. When it is healthy and vibrant, it shows that you care a lot about how you present yourself and reflects someone who is youthful, alert, and ready to take on any challenge.

Unfortunately, the skin is highly prone to damage from external conditions such as pollution, traumatic injuries, and aging. Over time, these factors can cause it to develop the early signs of aging much faster. For someone who cares about how they look, these changes can cause someone to feel insecure and lose confidence.

To counter these effects, many people spend their hard-earned money on skin care products that provide little to no results. Finding the right product when there are so many to choose from can be confusing, but with the help of a chemical peel, your goals may be well within your reach.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a relatively simple treatment designed to improve the appearance of the skin as well as remove acne scars, pimples, wrinkles, solar damage, and irregular pigmentation. It is composed of various chemicals, and its exact composition and strength will vary depending on the peel treatment chosen.

The product is typically used on the face. Since it is a topical application, there are only minimal chances of experiencing any harsh side-effects.

Applying The Peel

Your care provider will assess your needs and prescribe the amount of treatment sessions required to get your desired look. The application is simple, and the peel is applied in the office, often without any requirement for anesthesia (depending on the strength of the peel).

You might feel a mild tingling sensation during application, since the product is removing the damaged layers of skin from the surface of your body. After treatment with a chemical peel, the damaged skin sloughs away over time, revealing new layers of fresh, unblemished skin.

What Are the Benefits of the Chemical Peel Treatment?

The benefits of a chemical peel treatment are dependent upon your aesthetic goals as well as the amount of therapy sessions prescribed by your care provider. It can provide the following benefits upon undergoing the treatment:

• Reduction in wrinkles and fine lines
• Removal of scars caused by mild skin trauma
• Removal of acne scars and pimples
• Removal of freckles and irregular skin pigmentation caused by exposure to the sun
• Tightening of the skin
• Softening of patches of rough skin

What Kind of Side Effects Are There?

Chemical peels have minimal side effects and typically do not cause significant discomfort. During application, you might feel a mild tingling sensation, but it depends on the sensitivity of your skin and should not last for very long. After application, there may be some tightness, redness, and skin peeling, but you can expect these to subside in time.

Contact Our Office

You can speak to Dr. Steve Byrd, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, to learn more about the chemical peel treatment and our available peel options. Contact our office to schedule a helpful consultation today!

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