Exposure to the sun can cause wrinkling, roughness, and skin discoloration. Although there are currently a lot of treatments available to help with these issues, many of them offer poor to no results. The good news is skin rejuvenation peels can repair a large portion of this damage. A peel restores the natural beauty to your skin without a significant period of downtime. This is an excellent option for decreasing discoloration and brightening your skin. Your peel will smooth out the look of wrinkles and fine lines. After just one treatment, your results are noticeable. After having between three and six peels, you should see results both compelling and optimal. If you are interested in reducing moderate to severe imperfections in your skin, a peel may be the solution.
Most people do not realize this treatment has been used for centuries. Peels were being performed by the ancient Egyptians as far back as 1550 B.C. The modernized treatment has been used for over excess of 50 years. There have been numerous refinements made to the original treatment along with a different approach. A peel can be customized for any kind of damage to the skin and for the specific skin type. This is a procedure created for anti-aging. The agents used for the peel have various combinations. This may include mandelic, trichloroacetic, salicylic, phytic, and retinoic acid. The medical professional will choose the combination of agents based on your specific goals and the condition of your skin. The purpose of the peel is the infusion of your skin with ingredients promoting your body’s natural processes.
The skin rejuvenation peels of today increase your production of collagen to improve the tone of your skin and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Your treatment will use chemical substances to expedite skin exfoliation, renew your skin, improve the appearance and provide a more uniform complexion. A peel also improves the visible imperfections of your skin caused by exposure to the sun and the aging process. This includes an uneven skin texture and tone, wrinkles and fine lines. The procedure even improves an unevenness in your skin tone resulting from pigmentary changes or scarring from acne. There are peels available in different strengths to help ensure your results are optimal.
The process starts with your initial consultation. This is when your skin will be evaluated by a medical professional. The right peel will be recommended based on your skin condition and specific goals. There is a peel created for individuals with moderate to severe imperfections in the skin caused by exposure to the sun and the aging process. This peel is designed to improve an uneven skin texture and tone, wrinkles and fine lines. This peel is also effective if your skin tone is uneven due to pigmentary changes or scars from acne. There is also a specific peel if you have dark skin. It is important to note your tolerability for this peel must be tested prior to receiving the actual peel. No matter which type of peel you are having, your should avoid any products prone to increasing the sensitivity of your skin prior to your procedure.
Your entire treatment will require approximately 45 minutes. This includes enough time for you to ask any questions you have regarding your peel. You will be provided with instructions to care for your skin properly after your skin rejuvenation peel. The instructions are different for each individual since they are dependent on the specifics of each peel. The application of the peel takes roughly 20 minutes. You may feel a tingling sensation but it is not painful. This feeling should disappear a few minutes after your treatment has begun. It is important to note that many individuals have a yellowish cast or redness color on their skin after a peel. This is normal, and will disappear naturally within a couple hours.
The amount of peeling you experience from the procedure will depend on the amount of damage and the condition of your skin. You may experience just a mild flaking or an increased amount of peeling. No matter what type of peeling you experience, the sloughing of your skin is accelerated. Once this has been completed, you will notice an improvement in the texture, tone and appearance of your skin in addition to a smoothing out of wrinkles and fine lines. After your procedure, you should use a facial or skin cleanser for sensitive skin, the correct moisturizer for your type of skin and a high quality sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. You new skin will be more susceptible to the sun and sunburn. This is the reason you need to limit your exposure to the sun for a minimum of one week after your peel.
Using a broad spectrum sunscreen is incredibly important. Once you have finished the peeling process, you can use your regular skin care products. You will see an overall improvement in the condition of your skin, improved clarity, a more even skin coloration, a smoother texture and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. You can repeat the treatment in four to six weeks. To reach your optimal results, you may need to have more than one peel. The amount of treatments you will require depends on the amount of damage to your skin. This can be anywhere from three to six treatments. The result of the peel will continue to last because it is cumulative. The medical professional will recommend a daily skin care routine for after your peel. It is important to note this procedure is not appropriate for lactating or pregnant women.
The Types of Skin Rejuvenation Peels
The purpose of skin rejuvenation peels is to improve the look of the skin on your face, hands, or neck. The application of a chemical solution to your skin causes an exfoliation and the eventual peeling of your skin. Your newly regenerated skin should be less wrinkled and smoother than your skin prior to the peel. Your skin will be extremely sensitive to the sun until you have completely finished peeling. There are three basic kinds of peels. The first is called a lunchtime or superficial peel. A mild acid such as alpha-hydroxy acid is applied to gently exfoliate your skin. This acid will only penetrate your top layer of skin. This peel was created to improve the look of mild discolorations to your skin, rough skin and for refreshing your face, hands, or chest.
The second type is referred to as a medium peel. Your outer and middle layer of skin will be penetrated by trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to eliminate your damaged skin cells. This peel is effective for improving fine lines, freckles, moderate discoloration of the skin, age spots and wrinkles. This peel is also used for the treatment of certain precancerous skin growths and smoothing out rough skin. The last type is the deep peel. Damaged skin cells are removed through a penetration of your middle skin layer using phenol or trichloroacetic acid. This peel helps eliminate shallow scars, age spots, freckles and moderate lines. The improvement in your skin will be dramatic. This procedure is for the face only and you can only have this peel once.
Prior to having this treatment, it is important to tell the medical professional if your medical history includes facial x-rays or cold sores that continue to return. The medical professional may tell you to stop using specific drugs. You may be advised to prepare your skin using medications including Renova, Retin-A or glycolic acid. In some cases antiviral drugs or antibiotics are prescribed. The depth of the peel you received will be determined by the damage to your skin, your specific cosmetic goals and the medical professional. Depending on which peel you receive, it may be a good idea to have a friend drive you to and from your treatment. Your peel will most likely be given in the office of the medical professional. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis so no stay in a hospital is necessary.
Your treatment will begin with a thorough cleansing of your skin by the medical professional. The next step is the application of the chemical solution or solutions. This may include carbolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid, or glycolic acid. The idea is the creation of a controlled wound to enable new skin to replace your existing skin.
The Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation Peels
Skin rejuvenation peels offer a lot of benefits. The peel provides you with a more refined, smoother and brighter complexion and improves the general appearance and feel of your skin with only one treatment. The additional benefits of a peel include:
• A peel will decrease the look of wrinkles and fine lines. This is accomplished through the removal of your skin’s outer layer. The result is an unlined, smooth and fresh new layer of skin. In many instances, all that is needed to eliminate surface wrinkles is a light peel. If the wrinkles are moderate, the best solution is generally a moderate or deep peel.
• A moderate peel will penetrate more deeply within your skin. This is effective for light scarring and surface acne. If you are interested in reducing the look of more significant scars from acne, a deeper peel will be necessary. A clinical study was conducted regarding the phenol peel. Every participant showed a substantial or complete elimination of all acne scars. The severity of the scarring showed an average improvement of 75.12 percent.
• The top layer of your skin is removed during your peel. This layer decreases the effectiveness of your skin care products. After the dead skin has been removed, the same products will absorb easily into your skin. This means just a little bit of an expensive product will last for a long time. The bottom line is this will save you money.
• Most individuals are not aware approximately 90 percent of premature aging signs are caused by radiation from the sun. This type of damage can be reversed or repaired during your peel for your face, neck, hands, and chest. One of the best ways of helping your skin remain youthful and fresh long after your treatment has ended is by protecting your skin with a high quality sunblock.
• Not only will your treatment address your concerns about your skin, the growth of new, fresh skin will be stimulated. The overall texture and tone of your skin will be rejuvenated for a noticeable improvement. The result is a radiant and healthy glow.
• According to studies, when a peel uses salicylic acid, there is a 47 to 75 percent improvement in acne. Fifty to 95 percent of the participants saw a significant improvement in their acne with glycolic acid peels. Since acne is generally an issue impacting the surface of the skin, a lighter peel is usually sufficient.
• A peel is an ideal option for the correction of pigmentation issues including discoloration, hyperpigmentation and melasma from acne scars and age spots.
For the best possible and longest lasting results, three or more treatments are recommended. Your sessions should be scheduled every four to six weeks. The benefit of having multiple treatments is the deeper layers of your skin can be effectively targeted. This provides an enhanced exfoliation for your skin. This is what often results in a cellular turnover. This will produce glowing and healthy skin. The medical professional will determine which type of peel is best for your skin and personal goals during your initial consultation. Your lifestyle and the condition of your skin are also considered. If you are interested in skin rejuvenation peels, feel free to visit Light Touch Aesthetic Center in Cleveland, OH. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!