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Do chemical peels work? Yes! Chemical peels tend to have exceptional results for patients who want to address common signs of aging like wrinkles and uneven skin tone. However, it is essential to choose the right peel for your skin type. Renewed Beauty Med Spa can help you do that. We will also provide thorough pre- and post-treatment instructions to ensure that you enjoy safe, effective treatment.
Chemical peels have been used for decades, but they have evolved dramatically in that time. Today’s chemical peels implement advanced technology to address a variety of common skin issues, including uneven skin tone and texture, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, and dark spots. Of course, to take full advantage of a chemical peel with the fewest possible risks, you should always seek the qualified care of an experienced med spa or plastic surgery practice.
Who is a candidate for a chemical peel?
Chemical peels aren’t for everyone. If you have wrinkles, scars, sun damage, or similar skin flaws, you may be thinking about a chemical peel to address these issues. Only your doctor or aesthetician can help you decide for sure if you are a good candidate.
If you are considering a medium or deep chemical peel, it is particularly important to be in good health. That means being physically fit with no existing health conditions. Ideally, you should avoid smoking and alcohol consumption prior to your peel and during your recovery as well. Finally, you should have realistic expectations for treatment. A chemical peel can have a dramatic impact, but it will only address certain skin issues and can have varying results for each patient.
Choosing the Right Peel and Concentration
There are many kinds of chemical peels, and the biggest distinction between them is the concentration, or depth of the peel. A light chemical peel is an afternoon treatment that only removes the very outermost layer of skin. It is great for light rejuvenation or addressing blemishes and dark spots that are on the surface. Deeper chemical peels will produce more dramatic results, but they will also require longer recovery times. That’s because a deep peel will remove several layers of skin, leaving it more vulnerable to infection and sensitive to sunlight.
Following the Pre- and Post- Peel Instructions
Finally, to ensure a chemical peel treatment works for you, you have to follow pre- and post- treatment instructions seriously. No matter what kind of peel treatment you undergo, if you fail to follow the instructions carefully, you won’t be getting the desired results. Additionally, you may subject yourself to many complications. Your cosmetic care provider will offer specific instructions prior to your treatment, but some general guidelines will include:
- Avoiding sun exposure following your treatment.
- Taking antibiotic medications to prevent infection of the exposed skin.
- Avoiding strenuous activity after your peel.
- Following dietary and exercise guidelines prior to treatment.