With a wide range of aesthetic treatment options available, it can be difficult to choose the right procedure for rejuvenating and refreshing your skin. Chemical peels have become one of the most popular treatments for this, as these provide effective results for all skin types. But what are the benefits of chemical peels for skin rejuvenation? And how do chemical peels work?
How do chemical peels work?
If you’re planning to choose a chemical peel to rejuvenate your skin, it’s important to know how this will work. This is an aesthetic procedure that involves applying a specifically formulated chemical solution to the surface of the skin. This will penetrate the different layers of the skin, with the concentration and type of chemical peel determining the depth it will reach.
The application of the chemical peel is designed to provide thorough exfoliation of the outer layers of skin, removing dead skin cells and dirt, as well as damaged tissue. As a result, after a chemical peel treatment the skin’s natural healing response will begin, with new skin cells replacing the old ones, leaving your skin refreshed, rejuvenated and smooth.
What are the different types of chemical peels?
There are generally three different types of chemical peels, and these are classified based on their strength and the depth of penetration:
Superficial peels – these are chemical peels that target the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis. As such, they tend to use milder acids like glycolic acid. These are perfect for a number of skin concerns like uneven skin texture and fine facial lines.
Medium peels – these are chemical peels that penetrate a little further into the layers of the skin, and use slightly stronger acids like TCA. As a result, these peels are perfect for treating a range of skin problems including deeper lines and skin pigmentation issues.
Deep peels – finally, deep chemical peels use phenol-based solutions and often are administered under medical supervision. These treat severe wrinkles and significant sun damage.
What are the benefits of chemical peels for skin rejuvenation?
Chemical peels can be highly effective for rejuvenating the skin and leaving your skin refreshed and new. They can rejuvenate the skin in a number of different ways, including:
Improving skin texture – by exfoliating the outermost layer of skin, removing dry skin and dead skin cells, a chemical peel can reveal the new cells underneath, leaving your skin smoother, radiant and rejuvenated.
Reducing the appearance of fine lines – By promoting collagen production, chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so that your skin has a fully rejuvenated appearance.
Treating hyperpigmentation- Chemical peels are highly effective at correcting sunspots and other forms of hyperpigmentation, which allows your skin to enjoy a more even complexion and a rejuvenated appearance.
Improving dull skin – The exfoliation process can leave the skin looking brighter and more radiant.
Stimulating collagen production – Some chemical peels stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
Choose the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic for your chemical peel
Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic we are Preston’s leading aesthetic treatment providers, and we offer a wide range of high quality professional treatment options, including chemical peels. For more information or advice, get in touch today!