The Need for A Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is an exfoliating procedure that can reduce or eliminate the appearance of certain skin conditions, reduce sun damage and age-related wrinkles, and help to even out skin tone. This treatment is not intended for every skin type and should only be performed by a trained professional.
If you are considering getting a chemical peel, we advise contacting Cosmetic Dermatology. We will go over the benefits of this treatment in person, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with detailed pricing information.
What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Like all cosmetic procedures, chemical peels can have positive and negative effects. While you should always speak with a trained physician before undergoing any treatment to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for your skin type, when used correctly, chemical peels can:
1. Improve the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Chemical peels work by penetrating beneath the outer layer of skin to remove damaged cells. As these cells are removed, your pores unclog, giving your face a more youthful appearance.
Another common condition you can treat with chemical peels is under-eye darkness or hyperpigmentation. These skin conditions are caused by exposure to the sun and do not necessarily mean that you are getting old or are in poor health.
2. Help to Reduce or Eliminate Acne Scars
You can use chemical peels to treat acne scars resulting from deep pimples and the subsequent damage they cause. Over time, this type of scar becomes a complex, raised area on the skin surface. Dr. Shuana Diggs advises acne patients to schedule a chemical peel evaluation at least once every three months.
3. Promote Hydration and Smoother Looking Skin
Chemical peels can help to increase the moisture level of your skin by revitalizing the skin’s natural oils, which can aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting cellular turnover.
Dr. Diggs also recommends that chemical peel patients utilize an occlusive sunscreen cream with two separate forms of UVA/UVB protection to maximize the effectiveness and safety of their treatment.
3. Give Your Face a More Even Skin Tone
Evening your skin tone helps your face look younger and revitalizes the skin’s appearance. As we age, the outer layer of our skin becomes dry, damaged, and loses its elasticity. Over time, this hardens our skin’s outer layer making it appear dull and uneven in tone.
Chemical peels are one of the best ways to remove uneven pigmentation caused by sun damage, hormonal changes, and other skin problems. By removing damaged layers of skin, this treatment can help to even out skin tone and texture.
4. It Can Tighten Skin Shrinkage
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity because it produces less collagen. You can use chemical peels to restore the skin’s natural elasticity by boosting collagen production, which makes the skin more firm. After a chemical peel, your skin will appear tighter and its surface will look more youthful.
5. Improve the Appearance of Skin Discoloration
You can treat various skin discolorations with chemical peels, including brown spots, sun damage, age spots, and freckles. By removing these damaged layers of skin, the discolorations will fade, making the problem less noticeable.
6. They Help Combat Aging
As you get older, your skin’s ability to renew itself decreases. Chemical peels can help slow this process and give your skin a youthful glow. While there are no guarantees, chemical peels can be one of the best weapons in your anti-aging arsenal.
Schedule a Consultation
The benefits of a chemical peel are apparent, however, if you have not considered this type of treatment for you, we recommend that you speak with a cosmetic dermatologist today. Schedule an appointment ahead of time and discuss your needs with Dr. Shuana Diggs so that she can determine the best treatment option for your skin type and provide you with the best price in Grosse Pointe, MI.