If your lifestyle includes late nights, stress, a lot of time in the sun, alcohol, smoking, and limited sleep, it will have noticeable negative effects on your skin. Restoring health to damaged skin is incredibly important. To start this process, consider coming in for a superficial chemical peel.

Superficial Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are formulated to various strengths in order to accomplish specific goals. The superficial peel (also referred to as a quickie peel) is easier on the skin than deeper peels and is quite gentle. Chemicals used in superficial peels include salicylic acid and glycolic acid, accompanied with natural products. By applying this type of peel on the skin, dead cells are removed to make way for healthy skin cells.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Superficial Chemical Peel?

The superficial peel is applied on the skin for a duration of time so that it penetrates through the epidermis. Each peel applied on the skin is customized to address specific issues. If you have sunspots, age spots, fine lines, acne, discolored skin, or acne scars, this can be a very effective treatment option.

The Treatment Procedure

A peel can be applied to any part of the body that needs treatment. The extensive procedure is completed rather quickly. The skin is cleansed to remove any muck followed by the application of the solution on the specific area. This remains on the skin for about 10 to 15 minutes and removed with water or cotton. The best part about this treatment, aside from the non-invasive part, is that pain medication or anesthesia is not required.

After the Peel

After treatment, the skin will look quite red for a short time. Swelling or drying of the skin may also be reactions to the treatment, but they typically ameliorate within a couple of days.

Applying makeup after a superficial peel is not discouraged, and avoiding the sun is encouraged. Extremes in weather conditions can create problems in the healing skin. If you cannot avoid the sun, choose to wear a sunblock cream, use an umbrella, or wear a wide hat.

Maintaining Your Results

The full results will be noticeable after a week or two – the skin will look younger, fresh, and plump. To maintain the quality of your results, do not spend too much time in harsh sun. It’s also helpful to cut back on rich food and smoking.

Repeat superficial chemical peel treatments may also be an option. Ultimately, once you get the right fix, the weathered look on your face will be done away with completely.

Find Out More with a Trip to Our Office

Have you been feeling like a chemical peel may be the right option for you? Speaking with Dr. Gregory Park, a skilled double-board-certified plastic surgeon, is the ideal way to find out more about superficial chemical peels. During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have regarding the treatment procedure. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today and make an appointment.