Adults try just about everything available in order to achieve smoother skin on the face. The wrinkles and discolorations are part of the aging process, but they can be combated successfully if the proper treatment is chosen. Depending on the severity of wrinkling and the cause of any hyperpigmentation or dark regions, a chemical peel could work for you. Chemical peels are very safe, even though their name may sound a bit harsh. The body responds to this treatment by accelerating the production of new skin tissue, tissue that is much healthier than what it is replacing.
What Chemical Peels Can Treat
Peel treatments are an effective means of lifting away the damaged epidermal layer. However, deeper scars, age spots, freckles, and other forms of hyperpigmentation can also be corrected. Non-set wrinkles become much less visible after a peel treatment. The peel procedure also helps to open up pores so that the skin can breathe more easily. There are different types of chemical peels, and only after consulting with our client can we determine which treatment will yield the most positive, satisfying results.
Types of Chemical Peels
The least invasive of these treatments is a superficial peel, which can typically be performed in just a matter of minutes. A mild solution is used during this treatment. After staying on the skin for a set amount of time, it’s washed off with a special solvent. The body eventually accelerates the production of new epidermal tissue.
A medium-depth peel treats more severe wrinkling as well as superficial discolorations such as acne scars. A stronger solution is used. After this treatment is completed, the client may have to spend some time recovering.
A deeper peel treatment involves more pre-treatment preparation on the part of the client. It also requires more downtime than the other types of peels. The solution is allowed to set on the skin for a longer period of time. This peel treatment is for improvement of deeper scarring and deeper, permanently set wrinkles.
Advantages of Chemical Peels
Peel treatments remove damaged skin, and as is the case with a mild sunburn, the body responds by creating new skin tissue at an accelerated rate. Unlike a sunburn, however, a peel treatment doesn’t damage near-surface blood vessels or subdermal tissues.
Peel treatments result in an increase in collagen production as well. Since the body is technically responding to a controlled injury, nutrients rushed to the site via the bloodstream will result in healthier tissue growth. Other cosmetic treatments don’t actually promote healthier skin growth.
Enhance Your Facial Appearance
Chemical peels are popular because the treatment is so effective and doesn’t require any surgery or any form of skin repositioning. Newer acid combinations used today also make this treatment suitable for individuals with different types and tones of skin.
Make an appointment at Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge to get all the facts about chemical peels and how they can help you achieve smoother facial skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!