Is a chemical peel right for you?

Woman beauty face healthy clean fresh skin natural make upTreatments to keep people looking good have always been popular – chemical peels, for instance, have been around in one form or another for thousands of years. But they have really become popular (and more and more common) in the past 30 years or so, with improvements on the process all the time. Are you wondering if a chemical peel is right for you?

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a quick, effective way to give you softer, younger-looking, blemish-free skin. In the procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes the upper layer of the skin peel off, and new, refreshed skin grows in its place. Chemical peels are used to treat acne and acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, age spots, and brown spots. It can also be used just to give skin a smooth, refreshed, new look.

There are different types of chemical peels you can get, depending on how damaged your skin is and how much of your old skin needs to be removed so that you can get the results you want. A light peel removes the uppermost layer, a medium-depth peel removes dead skin cells from the middle layer of the skin, and a deep peel is to remove old skin cells that are the deepest. Your skin specialist will be able to advise you on what type of peel would be best for you.

The procedure typically only takes about 20 minutes. During the peel your skin might tingle, sting a bit, or have a slight burning sensation.

What happens after a peel?

After a chemical peel, your skin may feel irritated and dry. It may look red, like you’ve been sunburned. You should stay out of the sun as much as possible, and wear sunscreen and protect your skin when you do go outside.

Chemical peels have been around for thousands of years, and for good reason. They are an effective way to give you younger-, refreshed-looking skin! If you are wondering if a chemical peel might be right for you, contact American Dermatology Associates in Sarasota, Florida. Call 941-379-6647 for an appointment today!

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