Everything to Know Before Your First Chemical Peel
Exfoliation – which is removing the dead or damaged top layer of skin cells – is an essential part of skin health. This “cell turnover” is important to bring new, fresh skin cells to the surface, get rid of dirt and debris from makeup and the environment, and fight the effects of sun damage.
Exfoliating the dead cells and skin contaminants on top reveals the glowing, fresh skin cells beneath. Exfoliated skin also reduces the signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkle.
Chemical Peels accelerate and support this crucial cell turnover process by safely yet aggressively clinically removing the outer layer of dead and damaged cells. The result of the chemical peel is improved tone and texture – and reduced fine lines, wrinkles, breakouts and discolorations.
Who Can Get Chemical Peels
Since chemical peels simply promote and accelerate the natural body process of cell turnover, they are a highly effective treatment option for most skin types, and almost every skin concerns. While individuals with darker skin tones may not be suitable candidates for certain laser procedures, chemical peels, when applied by a medical professional, are safe for all skin tones.
About the Actual “Peeling” of Chemical Peels
While chemical peels do remove that nasty top layer of dead, damaged skin and dirt, you won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. In other words, in spite of its name, chemical peels do NOT always peel off the skin in large strips like a banana peel.
Some patients may experience ‘sheeting,’ where larger portions of the skin peel off at once. However, most patients experience something more like ‘flaking,’ where small pieces of skin peel off. The typical chemical peel experience is similar to dry skin in the winter, or peeling after a sunburn.
And, in some cases the peeling occurs on a more microscopic cellular level, so the exfoliation is barely visible at all. When this happens it doesn’t mean the peel was ineffective – the skin is still exfoliating on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye.
Typically, the deeper the peel, the more visible the peeling will be. Wendy is PCA Certified to administer chemical peels, and she will help you determine what type of peel is best for your skin at our Ann Arbor Medical Spa.
Downtime After Chemical Peels
The strong medical strength Chemical Peels we offer at Medical Aesthetics Ann Arbor are easy to work into your busy lifestyle – because there is virtually no downtime. Most patients leave their chemical peel appointment with just a healthy glow, and are able to resume their regular daily activities immediately.
In some cases, patients may experience a slight sunburned appearance. But this fades rapidly. We will supply you with a post-procedure regimen to follow after your treatment – to keep any peeling and redness to a minimum.
Ann Arbor’s Best Chemical Peels
Whether you are fighting the lines & wrinkles of aging, or you have dark spots, clogged pores, or acne you wish to treat, schedule a chemical peel appointment at our Ann Arbor Med Spa. We will select the best chemical peel formula for your skin issues. You will be amazed at what a peel can do for your skin!
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