The benefits of light chemical peels

Posted on March 5, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Most skin damage is caused by UV rays, ageing or because of buildup of skin cells that clog up pores

making it look dull and lifeless. These effects can be reversed with light chemical peels which cannot only rejuvenate the skin but make it look fresher at the same time. A skin peel will make your derma look tighter, smoother and healthier resulting in a youthful look. Some of the imperfections that it can treat include:

    • Sun spots
    • Acne
    • Fine lines
    • Wrinkles
    • Large pores
    • Dark circles
    • Pigmentation issues

And other skin issues that can make you look older than you really are. However, some of the prominent benefits that this treatment is known for include:

Maximizes effects of skincare products

Chemical peels lift acids away from the skin which triggers a chain reaction. As the top layer of skin is removed with the peel, the body signals living cells below to regenerate and produce more collagen to replace the removed skin. It also triggers the production of hydaluronic acid which is responsible for making the skin actyounger. As damaged skin is sloughed away, it gives rise to smoother skin which is more receptive to products and anything that is applied to it. In other words, all of the expensive skincare products you buy will work on the new skin.

Removes blotchiness

A blotchy skin can make your skin look grubby no matter how many times you wash it or get facials done. That’s because that skin is too damaged to heal but it is nothing that a chemical peel cannot heal. Blotches cannot disappear on their own so the peel can penetrate deep enough to remove the layer of dark skin to even out its tone leaving you with a fresh looking derma.

Reduces sun damage

The sun can do more damage to the skin than anything else can leaving it wrinkled, patchy and peeling. However, sun burn or damage can be reversed with a light chemical peel since it will be gentle on the exposed skin. The treatment can remove the layer of skin that is damaged by the sun and leave behind a smooth and blemish free layer.

Whether you want to reverse the ravages of time or the elements from your skin, always consult a professional and experienced doctor. Dr Pulous for example is a board certified plastic surgeon and skin specialist who can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Call for an appointment today.