Chemical peels are a simple, non-invasive method for promoting new and healthy skin growth. These peel treatments involve the use of a special solution that lifts away the epidermis. The body responds by accelerating the creation of new skin layers, and the removed skin is quickly replaced by a new epidermal layer that is suppler in appearance, smoother and more evenly toned. There are different types of peel treatments, so a consultation is necessary to determine which one will work best for you. With this treatment, you can enjoy rejuvenated facial skin without the need for surgery or abrasive resurfacing.
A superficial peel may be used to smooth out minor texture imperfections and to remove or diminish the appearance of small wrinkles and smile lines. The solution used is very mild, and it is allowed to sit o the skin for a set amount of time before being removed.
A medium-depth peel treats rougher, more unevenly toned skin. A more powerful solution is used. This type of chemical peel may involve a short recovery period and some active post-treatment care on the part of the client. It can effectively diminish the appearance of certain types of scars and age spots.
A deeper peel treatment may be performed when the client’s skin is very discolored and when scarring is far deeper. We will outline this type of peel treatment during a consultation and let you know if your facial skin conditions warrant this more aggressive treatment.
Much like a mild sunburn, chemical peels cause a reaction in the body. Nutrients carried by the bloodstream are rushed to the site. This stimulates more rapid skin tissue development. Skin is formed well below the surface, and the layers transform as they move upward.
Chemical peels are very safe. The client need not worry about the damage to the upper skin layers because these are going to go away in due time. It is the rapid growth of newer, healthier skin that makes the procedure so effective.
A simple chemical peel treatment can restore your face to a more youthful appearance. Everyone wants glowing, smooth facial skin, so schedule a consultation at Westover Hills Dermatology and find how you can make this a reality. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in San Antonio.