One of the world’s oldest skin treatments, chemical peels were first performed by the ancient Romans. The idea of using special solutions to remove portions of the skin is, therefore, not a new one. Today’s advanced peel treatment methods go far beyond what the Romans did, however. For every individual concerned about brittle, dull-appearing, sun-damaged, or wrinkled facial skin, there’s a peel treatment solution.
Depending on your expectations and the degree to which your skin is damaged, a specific peel treatment method is chosen by our professional. We will consult with you to determine which type of peel treatment will work best, and we’ll also explain exactly what you can expect during and after the treatment.
What a Chemical Peel Treats
When the epidermal layer of skin is removed, the body senses that replacement is in order. The dermal layers are flooded with nutrients, and an acceleration of new epidermal tissue production gets underway. Skin layers move upward. What is now part of the dermis will eventually become the epidermis.
A light chemical peel treatment removes only the epidermal layer. The acid used is quite mild. It’s brushed onto the skin surface and allowed to sit for a set amount of time. When the new skin layer forms, it’s healthier than what it replaced. Blemishes and fine wrinkles are less apparent. These are the problems that a superficial peel treats. However, more aggressive chemical peels are available if the problems lie deeper than the epidermal layer.
Medium and Deep Peel Treatments
For many of our clients, the problem isn’t superficial wrinkling but rather deeper-level blemishes, injury or acne scars, or sun-damaged dermal tissues. Prominent freckles and dark age spots cannot be treated with a superficial chemical peel. Clients who have a medium or deep peel performed on them need to know what to expect because these procedures are a bit more involved. Our time will make sure to walk you through every step of the process.
Regardless of the type of peel procedure we perform, we outline the steps in detail and also inform the client exactly of what to expect. We offer only realistic outcome predictions, and the client won’t leave our office without full knowledge of what a peel treatment can and cannot do to improve any specific skin problem.
A Younger Appearance
If you’re interested in obtaining a younger appearance, chemical peels may be just what you’ve been looking for. Talk to our expert at Pristine Medical Spa in Ridgecrest to learn more information. Contact our office today for a consultation!