Whether you want to remove the tell tale signs of too much summer sun or are still battling acne, chemical peels may be just what the doctor ordered. With rejuvenation of the skin and reversal of the aging process paramount in the minds of many, chemical peeling has continued to be an exciting supplement to a total skin care program.
Dermatologists have been using peeling agents for the last 50 years. Light “lunch time” peels can treat those annoying sun spots and blemishes or “jump start” and freshen your skin by stimulating the production of new healthy skin. Deeper peels can reverse changes due to a lifetime of sun exposure, hormonal changes, more severe acne, acne scars, smoking and other environmental stresses.
Ever wonder how Cleopatra kept her skin so youthful and soft despite the harsh conditions of her time? She knew the secret of bathing in sour milk, which contains a natural peeling agent, lactic acid!
Chemical peels often contain one or more of the following:
Glycolic acid, the most widely used of out of the group, is usually manufactured from sugar cane.
Lactic acid derived primarily from milk is considered to be milder and less irritating than glycolic acid and is therefore considered ideal for those with sensitive skin.
Salicylic acid, related to the active ingredient in aspirin, penetrates down to the level of the oil gland to deeply clean pores. An ideal peeling agent for oily, acne prone skin.
Other peeling agents include Jessner’s solution, TCA and Malic acid, from apples & pears.
Ask Dr. Roberts or Sharon Lundy-Glave, our aesthetician, which peeling agent would be the safest and most effective for your particular skin type.
WHAT CHEMICAL PEELS CAN DO
- Correct sun damage
- Flatten mild scarring
- Soften fine lines & wrinkles
- Improve brown spots
- Improve acne
- Stimulate cell turnover revealing smoother healthy glowing skin
WHAT CHEMICAL PEELS CANNOT DO
- Change pore size
- Reverse lax skin.
- Correct deep scarring
- Remove broken capillaries in the skin
Ask Dr. Roberts about other options that may be more effective for these particular concerns.
Chemical peels can be used to supplement your daily skin care routine or in conjunction with facials, microdermabrasion, lasers or Thermage to give you the healthy beautiful skin your desire.