How Chemical Peels Can Improve Your Skin

Do you know that a smoother complexion with softer lines and wrinkles is just lying beneath your outer surface of your skin? It is, and it can be yours through a skin treatment process that accelerates natural cell turnover using an acid solution that creates the peeling effect known as exfoliation.

What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels exfoliate the outer layer of your skin to reveal a fresher, brighter skin tone. This skin treatment stimulates brand new epidermal growth while triggering the production of collagen.

  • Soften wrinkles and fine lines around mouth and mouth.
  • Smooth away rough skin.
  • Help uneven pigmentation appear more even.
  • Minimize the appearance of sun damage.
  • Reduce the appearance of age spots.
  • Improve the appearance of minor scars, particularly acne scars.
  • Reduce the appearance of dark patches, known as melasma.
  • Brighten your skin’s appearance offering a fresh look.

What Areas Are Chemical Peels For?

Most commonly, chemical peels are applied to the face. However these skin re-texturing, treatments can be applied to the chest, neck, and hands. In fact, a chemical peel can do wonders for the appearance of your hands because, as you know, your hands take a beating over the years. They are exposed to sun, harsh chemicals and other environmental agents that make your hands look older than you are!

What Are the Types of Chemical Peels

There are three “basic” types of chemical exfoliation peels. These represent different degrees of peels depending on your skin condition prior to treatment and cosmetic goals. These are:

1) Mild peel. These are also known as “lunchtime peels” or superficial peels. A mild acid, like an alpha-hydroxy acid, is used to gently exfoliate the skin. These types of peels offer patients smoother, brighter looking skin.

2) Medium peel. In these types, trichloroacetic or glycolic acid is used to penetrate both the outer and middle layers of your skin. Medium peels treat fine lines, soften wrinkles, and improve the look of age spots, in addition, to improve skin’s roughness.Medium peels can also help people who have pigment skin issues.

3) Deep peels. Phenol or trichloroacetic acids are used to penetrate the middle layer of the skin to improve damage skin cells. Deep peels help to remove more moderate lines and shallow scars. They can also help to diminish the look of age spots and freckles. This type of peel is typically only performed once.

Curious about how a chemical peel can improve the look of your skin? Contact us today at Metro Vein Clinic and medspa 612-326-6390. We have convenient locations Locations in Plymouth, Fridley and Burnsville, Minnesota, and even offer Saturday appointments.

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