How Your Skin Benefits From Chemical Peels

shutterstock_130190102Despite the introduction of more advanced skincare treatments and modalities, chemical peels are still popular because they are non-invasive and can address a variety of issues.

Chemical peels are either done as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other procedures to address common issues such as the following:

  • Reduce acne scarring and discoloration – The internal inflammation that occurs during acne breakouts often leaves scarring and discoloration. This is particularly common among individuals with darker skin tones. A series of mild chemical peel treatments such as salicylic acid can lighten post-breakout scarring and eliminate redness. Laser treatments may also be done in conjunction with chemical peels to further eliminate the dark spots.
  • Reverse skin pigmentation issues – Stronger chemical peels like phenol have been proven to work effectively on skin discolorations caused by extensive sun damage and certain health conditions (such as skin darkening brought about by hormonal shifts during pregnancy).
  • Soften wrinkles and lines without surgery – Peels containing TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) are beneficial to clients looking to lessen the appearance of superficial facial wrinkles and creases without opting for surgery. When the outermost skin layers are removed, so are the wrinkles and creases that lie within those layers. Stronger peels such as phenol may only be used once because it can lead to demarcation issues if done more often.

Finding a trusted and experienced chemical peel provider is one of the key factors to optimizing desired outcomes from chemical peel treatments. Get in touch with us today to learn more about your chemical peel options. Call 818.380.3130 to schedule an appointment.

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