Rewriting the Skin’s Surface with Chemical Peels

October 17, 2018
As we progress through life, our skin acts as our outermost protection from the world around us. What we experience daily – the stresses and concerns of life, environmental pollutants, natural and man-made irritants – has profound effects on the look, feel, and overall health of our skin. For people who go through life mindful of protecting their skin and avoiding potential harms, the effects of life are much less noticeable through skin imperfections. However, no matter how careful we are, everyone experiences skin issues, especially as we get older. It is how these issues are addressed and remedied that has the largest influence on our skin health. The world would be a truly wonderful place if we had the ability to swap our complexions for brand new, untouched skin that reflected optimum beauty and skin health. Unfortunately, despite countless efforts and quests for fabled elixirs, no such option exists. However, there are a few practical, real-life treatments and services that come remarkably close to rewriting the skin’s surface; and none are quite as compelling, or as utilitarian, as chemical peels.

The Various Benefits of Chemical Peels for the Face and Body

The term chemical peel is a broad definition that consists of the application of different chemical compounds for the purposes of potent skin exfoliation. The intensity of chemical peels ranges anywhere from superficial to highly powerful and can be adjusted to meet all skin needs and conditions. For example, light peels can be used on a wide variety of skin types and are popular for their limited downtime and subtle resurfacing effects. These peels generally consist of diluted acids to ensure effective, yet slight, exfoliating benefits. On the other end of the spectrum, deep peels are offered to patients in need of transformative results, and their active ingredients penetrate far below the skin’s surface to enact change from within. Chemical peels are often referred to as non-surgical facelifts, as their effects can trigger certain natural processes within the body (such as the formation of collagen and elastin) that improve skin tightness, elasticity, and glow. As these effects influence internal responses in the body, they are much more natural-looking and longer-lasting than invasive treatment options. Although chemical peels are primarily favored for resurfacing wrinkles, removing pigmentation, and resolving blemishes on the face, they are also highly effective in treating various parts of the body; most commonly the neck, chest, and hands. By removing dead and damaged skin cells, new skin growth is promoted, and the skin is left looking younger, more vibrant, and healthier than before. Contact Dermatology Consultants today to find out more about chemical peels and how they can help rewrite the surface of your skin.

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