How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
We may be known for our plastic surgery, but surgery is far from the only way to keep your face and skin looking young, fresh, healthy, and vibrant. That’s why we are also proud to provide non-invasive beauty services, such as chemical peels, in a relaxed spa-like setting. Chem peels are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures still widely practiced today, with roots that go back to ancient Mediterranean empires. There’s a reason for that—it’s a great way to rejuvenate your skin and help you to look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.
The dead outer layers of skin can be a magnet for dirt, grime, sun damage, injury, and other blemishes and problems. Underneath, however, you’ll find smoother and fresher skin, with a more even and consistent tone. In a chemical peel, we place a gentle chemical solution on your skin. This solution irritates and exfoliates the damaged dead skin, which “peels” off to reveal the smooth, vibrant skin underneath.
Chemical peels can be used to improve the appearance of skin and remove or minimize a variety of damaged spots and blemishes, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Mild scars
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
In addition, chem peels come in three different “levels:”
- A light or mild peel removes only the top few layers of skin. These are the safest procedures with few side effects, and can give your skin a brighter and smoother appearance.
- A medium peel will remove more skin, making it more effective at smoothing wrinkles. However, risk of complications is a bit higher, and your skin will be more sensitive to sun damage for a time.
- A deep peel removes several layers of skin. This produces the most dramatic results, but will not be appropriate for all skin types or situations.
Under expert care, chemical peels can be a safe and effective beauty service that can give you more youthful-looking skin in a short period of time. Dr. Lisa Learn is happy to consult with you to determine what kind of chemical peel procedure would be best for your skin. To schedule a consultation at our office in Fort Lauderdale, please give us a call at (954) 380-8411.