Chemical peels actually date back to the ancient days of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Our quest for perfect, flawless skin is nothing new. The tools we use to achieve it have simply evolved over time to become much more advanced and effective.
Chemical peels work by exfoliating the top layer of skin to such a degree that dead skin literally peels off, revealing fresh, new skin underneath. If you've ever done some research into getting a peel done, you've probably been overwhelmed by the different varieties. There are different levels of peels ranging from light to aggressive, and this is simply based on how deeply the skin is effected. Some of the deepest peels penetrate all the way to the bottom of the dermis layer of skin.
More aggressive peels require more down time while the skin heals, but the result is incredibly rejuvenated skin that just keeps getting better over the course of four to six weeks. There are lighter peels with smaller amounts of peeling and with much less down time. You can even achieve close to the same results as an aggressive peel with a lighter one - it just requires more peels over time to get the same results (or close to them).
Chemical peels help improve skin that is suffering from:
- Sun damage
- Sun spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Pigment disorders
During the procedure, the skin is cleaned and a solution is applied to the face to remove surface oils so that the peel can be applied and absorbed evenly. The peel is then applied in several layers depending on the depth you and Dr. Davis have discussed. The peel is usually only left on a few minutes and a neutralizing solution is then applied. However, some peels stop on their own without the need for a neutralizing solution.
If you're interested in learning more about chemical peels or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 817-778-4444.