If you are considering getting a chemical peel, it is good for you to know what this treatment can do and what it cannot do. Chemical peels have been used for a number of years by people around the world who are looking to improve the appearance and the health of their skin. This treatment has proven to be effective in reversing some of the negative effects of sun damage, acne scars, age spots, and wrinkles.
You know that healthy skin is attractive skin. You also know that simply washing your face and using over-the-counter skin cleaning products is not always enough. With time, the sun, pollution, stress, and age take a toll on your skin and something more profound is needed in order to produce results.
With a chemical peel, an acid-base solution is used to cause the skin to exfoliate. The depth of the exfoliation is going to vary based on the potency of the solution being used. If you are looking to simply reinvigorate your skin and get rid of some of the dead surface skin cells, then a light or mild chemical peel may be all that is needed. However, if you are looking to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles or want to diminish the appearance of acne scars, then a medium to deep peel may be what you need.
What to Expect during the Treatment
Chemical peels take between 30 minutes and three hours, depending on the solution that is used and the desired end results. The treatment will start with your face being thoroughly cleansed. This gets rid of any makeup or dirt that is on the outer layer of your skin.
After the cleansing process, a chemical solution is used and is left on your skin for at least 10 minutes for a mild peel and a little bit longer for a deeper peel. Then the solution is neutralized and is removed from your face.
With a mild chemical peel, you should expect the results to last for a few months. With a deeper peel, you can expect the treatment to produce results that can last up to a decade. For most people, a deep peel is something that they only have once in their life.
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Chemical peels have been the cosmetic treatment of choice for individuals who are concerned about their appearance. They are part of the reason why some of your favorite celebrities have been able to maintain their youthful appearance for so long. If you would like to learn whether this treatment is right for you, visit Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes, Hoboken, or Brick. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!