Is a chemical peel right for you?

woman 35 year clean fresh face and hands with long hair in cozy knitted cardigan Chemical peels have been used for centuries to help keep skin beautiful, and chances are you know someone who swears by chemical peels as part of their beauty regimen. Are you wondering if a chemical peel might be right for you? Read on for some information on chemical peels so that you can decide!

What exactly is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a quick and effective way to get rid of old skin. The chemicals used get deep within the skin to stimulate collagen, elastin, and the growth of new skin cells, so that when the old skin cells peel off, you’ll be left with new, blemish-free, softer skin.

It can be used to correct minor scarring and sun damage, improve the tone and texture of the skin, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and treat conditions such as sun spots, acne, rosacea, and even just skin that looks dull. Depending on the results you would like to see from your chemical peel and your skin type, different peels may be used. There are light peels that remove only the upper layer of skin and other peels for issues that go beneath just the upper layer.

The procedure typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes, and you’ll be given specific instructions to follow after you leave the office, such as to avoid sun exposure and to avoid exfoliating. You can get right back to your normal activities, but your skin my look red and feel irritated. You should avoid getting the skin wet and sweating for the first 24 hours after a chemical peel. The results of your peel can last up to several months, although it depends on the type of peel you get.

Unfortunately, not everyone can have a chemical peel – you should speak with your skin care professional about any skin disorders you’ve had in the past and let them know if your skin is hypersensitive.

Chemical peels get rid of damaged skin to reveal a new, beautiful layer of skin. Do you think a chemical peel might be right for you? Contact AesthetiSpa for a chemical peel consultation. Call (843) 849-9925 today!

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