Benefits of Chemical Peels
Fall is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to peel away the affects of summer
Years of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure, harsh weather conditions, harmful airborne pathogens, and the body’s natural aging process can result in wrinkles, blemishes, freckles, uneven skin pigmentation, melasma, and other skin damage.
To address these undesirable skin conditions—or just turn back the hands of time—many women (and men) are adding chemical peels to their skincare regimen. A chemical peel is a non-invasive application of specific chemical solutions to your skin that carefully remove only the top layers of the epidermis. The result of a properly administered chemical peel is skin that looks healthier and more radiant. Side effects are generally mild and subside in a short amount of time. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, chemical peels also provide additional benefits including the removal of pre-cancerous material (for example, actinic keratosis) by exfoliating the mutated cells from the surface of the skin.
If you decide to include chemical peels in your skincare regimen, Skin Therapy of Charlotte’s skilled aesthetician, Carol Zoller, will devise a treatment plan using the appropriate chemicals to address your individual concerns. She is experienced with all levels of peels ranging from the gentle alpha and beta hydroxy acid peels to the more aggressive trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and Jessner’s Solution peels.
As a chemical peel is a relatively simple procedure, it is not uncommon for unlicensed people to offer it at comparatively lower rates. However, serious injury or permanent disfigurement can occur if a peel is not applied correctly or is left on the application area too long. A trained professional such as Carol can determine exactly how long to administer a peel and assist you in the recovery period.
More than one treatment over the course of several months is usually required to achieve maximum results, however, some clients with healthier skin may require only one treatment. Although the price of a chemical peel can be a deterrent for some clients, it is well worth the expense.
Keep in mind that the quality of your daily skincare regimen after a peel will help determine the longevity of its results. A good home skincare regimen that incorporates monthly maintenance facials or peels is essential to keeping the skin healthy and beautiful.
While chemical peels are often a permanent solution for clients with skin abnormalities or for clients who are unhappy with the current condition of their skin, many people choose to get this treatment simply to experience healthier, rejuvenated, youthful-looking skin. And, that’s what Skin Therapy of Charlotte can offer you!
For frequently asked questions on chemical peels click here.