Chemical Peels Q&A
How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peels are aesthetic treatments designed to improve your skin’s tone and texture. During a peel, a specific formula is applied to the skin of your face. You relax with it on your skin for a set amount of time, after which your specialist at A to Z Dermatology removes it.
This process stimulates the resurfacing of your skin. The chemical solution causes the top layer of your skin to either slough off or peel away. This reveals healthier, less blemished skin underneath while also stimulating your body’s production of new skin cells and collagen.
Collagen is the protein that lends your skin its support structure. An increase in collagen means fewer wrinkles and skin that looks plumper and more youthful.
What are chemical peels used to treat?
The team at A to Z Dermatology personalizes the depth of your peel and the specific solution used based on your skin goals. As a result, they can use this skin resurfacing treatment to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
Peels are generally safe for all skin types, provided you’re free from infection and certain skin disorders. The dermatology team can use chemical peels to treat the face, neck, arms, back, decollete, and abdomen and improve its appearance, tone, and texture.
The team can determine if a chemical peel is right for you during a comprehensive skin evaluation and an assessment of your aesthetic goals.
How long does it take to see the results of a chemical peel?
Soon after your chemical peel, you may experience some mild redness and flaking in your skin that resolves in a few days. The A to Z Dermatology team can recommend skin cleansers and moisturizers after your treatment.
Once these issues go away, you should notice a glow to your skin. Your skin’s appearance and texture continues to improve in the weeks and months after your peel.
If you’re looking for a way to get smoother skin and a more uniform complexion, look no further. Your provider at A to Z Dermatology can personalize a peel to unlock your inner radiance. To learn more about chemical peels, call A to Z Dermatology today or request your next visit online.