Perfect, flawless skin is something many of us aspire to have and it can oftentimes feel like this goal sends on a never-ending quest that ultimately leads to nowhere. While there is no fountain of youth magically doling out the skin you always dreamed of, a close second would be a chemical peel. Chemical peels are a form of exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells from the top layer of skin. The treatment time for a chemical peel is also relatively quick, lasting about 30 minutes, though recovery time can take up to 5 days. During the peeling process, dead skin cells begin to shed and flake off, giving way to fresh, new skin.
Chemical peels not only get rid of dead skin cells, but provide a smoother, more refined complexion and improve the overall look of one’s skin in a single treatment. Additionally, other benefits include:
- Improves skin color, clarity, tone, and texture
- Stimulation of new collagen and healthy skin cell growth
- Helps clear breakouts
- Reduces skin discoloration caused by sun damage
- Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles
- Increases skin hydration
- Addresses visible skin imperfections, including superficial scars
- Skincare products used at home can be rendered more effective after the removal of skin build-up and congestion, allowing the products to better penetrate the skin
Types of Chemical Peels
There are three different categories of skin peels: superficial, medium, and deep. While they all seek to improve the overall look of a person’s skin, they achieve this to different degrees. Superficial skin peels, for example, do not damage the skin below the epidermis, whereas a deep peel will reach the deeper layers of the dermis. If you are only seeking minor improvements to your skin, a superficial or light chemical peel might be suitable. However, if you wish to correct acne scars or provide a greater improvement in uneven skin pigmentation or fine lines, a medium or deep chemical peel would be best.
Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas
Over-the-counter products can be useful, but if you are interested in more noticeable results that provide your skin with the youthful glow you desire, a chemical peel will help you achieve this. At Smith Plastic Surgery, Dr. Smith will discuss the different types of chemical peels we provide and help you decide which is best for your particular situation.
Do not hesitate to call our office today at (702) 838-2455 to set up a consultation.