A chemical peel is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that removes the top layer of dead, dry skin cells and stimulates the growth of new cells. When this happens, the look of lines, wrinkles, blemishes and acne scars are softened, and the skin is eventually left with a youthful, healthy glow.
When a person has a chemical peel, a special solution of various strengths is applied onto their skin. There are three basic types of chemical peels: superficial, medium and deep. They are used for different types of skin problems.
The superficial peel corrects mild sun damage and rough skin texture and is used to brighten the complexion. A medium peel is used to treat moderate sun damage. This can manifest in lines and areas on the face of uneven pigmentation. Though there are some temporary effects after the treatment, in the end, the person’s complexion is smoother and clearer.
A deeper type of chemical peel is used for more severe sun damage, which manifests in deep furrows, poor skin tone and uneven pigmentation, including brown spots. As you can imagine, the deeper the peel, the deeper the treatment goes.
Depending on their situation and the area of the face treated, a chemical peel can take just minutes or longer to perform. A client may need a series of light peels to achieve the skin resurfacing that they want, while one or two sessions may be all that’s needed for a person who opts for a deeper type of peel.
During a consultation at RejuvaWell in Austin, TX, you can get all the facts about how a chemical peel can be used to brighten your complexion and improve your overall appearance. Contact our office today to book an appointment!