Aging is inevitable and, as the years go by, your skin will age as well, going through a variety of changes. The most common among them include collagen reduction, loss of volume, changes in texture, and uneven skin tone. The additional damages that result from sun exposure, injuries, and medical conditions can speed up the maturing of your skin and it can become hard to find effective treatment options. That is where chemical peels come in.
Chemical peels are one of the most versatile dermatologic treatments, effectively treating many common problems. Chemical peels help by revealing the spotless, flawless complexion that is lying beneath the surface of your skin. The goal of chemical peels isn’t to have visible skin peeling but rather to infuse the skin with ingredients that diminish lines, build collagen, and improve tone. Sounds like a miracle treatment, right? If you need further convincing, keep reading to learn what a chemical peel is and the top five reasons you should book yours with Virginia Surgical Arts today.
A chemical peel is a treatment that serves as a great way to eliminate many superficial blemishes while also improving the overall appearance, texture, and tone of your skin. During the treatment, a chemical solution specifically formulated to your skin and its needs is applied to the skin and left there for a predetermined length of time that your esthetician will establish before the treatment begins. It reacts with the skin, encouraging the upper layers to shed and speeding up the generation of new cells.
This highly customizable procedure is suited to your needs and chemical peels may be used to treat:
Chemical peels are suitable for all skin tones without risk of hyperpigmentation, which is often a concern when treating darker complexions. When you come to Virginia Surgical Arts for a chemical peel, you will sit down with us to discuss your skincare needs and we will determine the best way to treat them. Skincare is not cookie cutter and your chemical peel treatment should not be either. While there are plenty of premixed chemical peels on the market, we may create our own, specifically designed to address your concerns.
Within minutes, the acids used in a chemical peel lift away dead skin cells and, as the topmost layer of the skin sheds, it signals the living cells below it to multiply and move up. This helps to increase collagen production, to make more hyaluronic acid, and to, essentially, look younger. It also makes the skin more radiant and receptive, allowing skincare products to perform better since there are no longer dead skin cells impeding their penetration.
Certain chemical peels work effectively and safely on the hereditary dark circles that are made of piled-up pigment. You may be worried about having a chemical peel close to your eyes, but a gentle mixture is applied to the skin with a pen-tip applicator, ensuring safe and direct delivery.
A chemical peel with salicylic acid dives deep into the skin to unclog pores while also targeting the surface to erode blackheads and fade post-pimple marks. Salicylic acid also lingers in the pores where it continues to keep them clean and clear over time. To improve deep acne scars, one of our skincare experts will target individual divots with a high percentage of TCA before then applying a weaker acid to the rest of the face to even everything out.
Chemical peels are not a permanent solution to the recurring sun-triggered dark patches but they can certainly give you a fighting chance when paired with consistent sunscreen application and sun avoidance.