How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels diminish the signs of aging not only on your face but also on your hands, neck, and chest. Simply put, this treatment peels away imperfections on your skin. The chemicals used for this treatment improves your skin’s collagen production, which then diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.

The most popular peels include salicylic and glycolic acid peels.

Glycolic and salicylic acid peels are the most common and are considered superficial peels. Glycolic peels are effective in improving the texture of your skin by helping your body rebuild its collagen and elastin. Acne scarring and skin discolorations are minimized as a result. Chemicalk peels also aid in the removal of blackheads and temporarily reduces excessive oil production of teh skin.

What do Chemical Peels Not Do?

Chemical peels do not work as a face-lift and the benefits for those with darker skin tones are limited. These types of treatments also involve a few typical side effects, like redness, sweeling and increased sensitivity of the skin. As your skin renews itself, you might also experience some dryness and flaking.

When deciding if you want to get chemical peel treatments, keep in mind the results you would like to achieve. Keep your expectations realistic and remember that chemical peels isn’t a cure-all for aging. Schedule a consultation with your dermatologist to determine if chemical peels are the best for you.

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