What is a Chemical Peel?
Looking for the secret to perfect skin? Chemical peels are a minimally invasive way to reveal younger and healthier skin. Peels are an effective way to treat a variety of skin issues, and can be customized to fit your personal needs. No matter what your skincare goal is, a peel will leave you with fresher, healthier, younger looking skin.
A chemical peel is an in office procedure that works by removing from the outermost layer of dead skin to the middle layer of skin that holds on to pigment and sun damage .The chemical peel is very effective to bring new skin cells to the surface. Using a variety of strengths and types of exfoliating acids such as salicylic, glycolic, mandelic, TCA, or Lactic to name a few. Modern chemical peels are often a blend of these ingredients to help with skin related issues such as acne, sun damage, dryness, and texture.
Chemical peels help the skin to regenerate by turning over the outermost skin layer .Depending on the level of peel the skin will physically shed for several days while others give a gentle exfoliation with no visual sloughing. The chemical peel is a great way to correct many different skin issues. A consultation is recommended prior to receiving a treatment, to determine how many treatments may be needed for optimal results,and the use of proper home care products prior to and after your treatment. * The use of Retin A is generally avoided for one to two weeks prior to any chemical peel.
Treatments can be done on the face, neck or hands and are effective on certain types of acne, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of mild scars, and sun damage. Peels are always most effective when done by a trained professional. Allow the skincare team at the Zimmerman Center to help choose the peel that is best for you and reveal the skin you’ve been dreaming of.