The major effect of skin peel treatment is a smoothing of the skin surface, and this is accomplished via careful removal of the epidermal layer. When the upper layer of skin is blistered and allowed to flake away, the body goes into overdrive by mutating some of the underlying layers in order to form a new surface. This indeed results in smoother, more wrinkle-free skin. However, there are additional benefits of chemical peels.
Depending on the type of treatment performed, improvement in the overall appearance of the facial skin can be dramatic. Peel treatments can help reduce the appearance of certain types of hyperpigmentation including age spots, freckles, and injury scar blemishes. Below, we outline the various peel treatments so that you can get an idea of the expected results.
We want to observe the facial features closely prior to recommending any sort of treatment. During the consultation, we will look at the severity of any age-related wrinkling, the actual skin tone, skin thickness, and the location of any blemishes. We want to see how deep these areas of hyperpigmentation are so that we can recommend the proper chemical peel procedure. Chemical peels are performed in-house and are an outpatient procedure.
Types of Chemical Peel Treatments
The most popular peel treatment is a superficial peel. We apply a mild acid to the skin and allow it to sit for a few minutes. The acid gently affects the epidermal layer, but it won’t reach through to the dermis. After a few days, the epidermal layer flakes off as you wash your face daily. The new epidermal layer will form over the next few weeks. The result is a more radiant, wrinkle-free appearance, and this result lasts for many months.
A medium-depth peel is performed via the application of a stronger acid. Glycolic acid is most commonly used. The acid sits for a longer period of time, and the upper portion of the dermal layer is affected. This treatment targets deeper wrinkles and helps to even out areas where the skin tone varies.
A deep chemical peel is performed when the problem is severe damage to the skin caused by years of overexposure to the sun. This peel produces dramatic results because the acid is allowed to penetrate through the dermis. Recovery from this type of peel is longer in duration, but the result is smoother skin without deep scarring.
Benefits You’ll Enjoy
A superficial peel treatment can be performed in less than an hour, and you can go about your normal activities without delay. A medium-depth peel will not only smooth away wrinkles but also correct tone variation and improve the appearance of acne scars, injury scars, and age spots. A deep chemical peel will result in a complete remodeling of the skin layers, and this means no more deep wrinkles or brittle skin.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Chemical peels can really improve your appearance by reversing years of environmentally caused skin damage. To learn more about this type of treatment, be sure to reach out and make an appointment with Roy Facial Plastics! At our office in Los Gatos, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and help you decide which peel is the best for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!