Chemical Peels: What are the Benefits?

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Surprisingly, one of the best ways to improve the look, elasticity, and overall health of your skin is by removing some of its surface layers. Chemical peels are currently ranked among the very best of these treatments given their ability to revitalize the dermis at every level, incite expedited skin repair, and promote significant increases in the production of collagen. Following are just some of the many impressive benefits that chemical peels can provide.

Chemical Peels Improve Both the Texture and Tone of the Skin

There are a number of common cosmetic issues that chemical peels are capable of correcting. These treatments can minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, melasma, sun spots, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles among many other things. During these procedures, a mild acidic solution is applied to the surface of the skin. This solution breaks down dull and damaged skin cells to reveal the healthy layers that lie just beneath. Once these topmost layers have been shed, the body will respond by creating new cells at a much more rapid rate, and by increasing its production of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen. Over time, this will leave the skin far more even in overall texture and tone, while additionally creating improvements in elasticity, suppleness, and facial volume.

At one time, chemical peels involved the use of highly acidic and incredibly harsh topical agents that left the dermis red, peeling, and irritated for several days or even weeks at a time. Now, despite their daunting name, these procedures are actually an excellent way to pamper, nourish, and rejuvenate your skin with minimal post-treatment issues.

Chemical Peels Can Make Your Current Skin Care Products Work Better

If you’ve been using the same reliable skin care products for some time, you may find that these are no longer producing the remarkable results that were achieved when you first started buying them. This is usually caused by a buildup of dead and damaged skin cells that can prevent topical agents such as night creams, daily moisturizers, and cleansing solutions from penetrating the skin at a sufficient depth for providing optimum benefits. Once these damaged skin cells have been cleared away by a professional chemical peel procedure, your skin care products will become significantly more effective at cleaning, hydrating, and pampering your skin.

To schedule a consultation, contact us today at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton, CA.

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