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Give Your Skin a Boost of Rejuvenation

Topics: Skin Care


Do you want to improve your skin fast, without the wait? A chemical peel might be the right treatment for you!

Chemical peels are most commonly thought to be used for cosmetic purposes but they can also be used for medical reasons such as acne and melasma. Chemical peels can optimize skin health and are beneficial for people of all ages and skin types.

How does a chemical peel improve skin?

Chemical peels are a form of exfoliation, are minimally invasive and an essential component of facial rejuvenation. Chemical peels help to minimize the signs of aging by sloughing away the superficial surface layers of the epidermis, stimulating the healing process and the generation of fresh, new cell layers. This new cell generation leads to the appearance of rejuvenated skin. 

How do chemical peels work and why does it cause peeling skin?

Chemical peels address the epidermis (outermost layer of skin) and the dermis (collagen rich layer of the skin.) Various types of acids are used to help break the chemical bonds between skin cells. Salicylic acid, lactic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acid are common agents in chemical peels. Depending on the strength of acid, chemical peels have varying degrees of depth penetration.

Light peeling agents induce a faster sloughing of the cells in the epidermis. The epidermis heals in a few days giving the skin an improved appearance, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow.

Deeper peels stimulate collagen renewal in the dermis. Sloughing the skin will be stronger due to the strength of acid reaching the dermis causing a stronger exfoliation. (Effects of deeper peels may be visible 5-7 days after treatment).

Contact a Belleza location today for a complimentary consultation and find out which chemical peel is right for you.