12.19.23 in Facials + Skin Care

What Can Chemical Peels Do For Your Skin?

What Can Chemical Peels Do For Your Skin?

One of the most obvious things chemical peels can do for your skin is revitalize your complexion. Chemical peels give a glowing appearance to your skin, as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The aestheticians at Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics in San Antonio, Texas use chemical peels to address a range of skin conditions. They work closely with our patients to provide treatments that are tailored to their specific skin concerns.

What Chemical Peels Can Do For Your Skin

A chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that uses a chemical agent to remove layers of dead skin cells from your skin. As an exfoliation solution, it provides a more youthful appearance and an overall healthy glow to your complexion.

With this in mind, here are 4 things chemical peels can do for your skin.

1. Reduce Sun Damage

Two of the visible effects of sun damage is age spots and wrinkles, which chemical peels are effective in treating. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays increases the appearance of aged skin. A light chemical peel can reverse those effects to create a more youthful complexion.

2. Minimize Acne Scars

Acne scars can be reduced by a light or medium chemical peel. The peel removes dead skin cells on your skin’s surface, thus serving as an exfoliant. This process promotes the production of collagen which helps fill in the acne scars. In addition, a peel can also unclog pores, which aids in preventing future breakouts from happening.

3. Removes/Reduces Age Spots

Another thing that medium chemical peels can do for your skin is remove or reduce the appearance of age spots. Medium peels are also effective in treating dark patches and freckles to even out the pigmentation of your skin.

The difference between a light and medium peel is that a light peel only reaches the outermost skin layer. On the other hand, a medium peel reaches the layer just underneath that. More even tone and clearer skin is the result.

4. Reduce Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are part of the aging process. Most patients get chemical peels to reduce the appearance of these skin concerns. A chemical peel can be applied to the hands, face or neck. When a peel is applied to the skin, it causes the skin to, well, peel. As a result, more youthful skin is revealed.

What Is The Recovery Time?

Following the treatment your skin will be more vulnerable to sunlight. As such, it’s crucial that you protect the treated area until it completely heals. The depth of the peel determines the healing time. In general, a light peel can heal in one to seven days. But a medium peel will need a few weeks for healing.

Who Is A Good Candidate?

Good candidates for chemical peels are those with lighter skin. If you have darker skin, you can still benefit from a peel, although it may cause uneven pigmentation or discoloration after the treatment. Another point to note is that chemical peels do not treat deep scars, sagging skin, or severe wrinkles.

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