Although cleansing your skin and moisturizing are essential, more is needed to ensure youthful and beautiful looking skin. Everyday factors like sun exposure and damage take a toll on the skin, leading to premature aging that even the best at-home skin care products and regimen cannot always treat. This is where professional skin care treatments like chemical peels can help. A chemical peel is an exfoliative treatment that helps improve the skin’s tone and texture while minimizing signs of aging. In this blog post, Greenwich plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles explains the benefits of including chemical peels in your regular skin care routine.
The Benefits of Chemical Peels
As we age, our body’s natural exfoliation process slows down, which means it takes longer for the body to shed dead skin cells and regenerate new ones. The longer it takes for the skin to repair itself, the more opportunity old skin cells and signs of aging like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation have to appear on the skin.
Chemical peels combat signs of aging by jumpstarting the body’s cell regeneration process. During treatment, the chemical peel solution will be applied to the treatment area where it will target the damaged outer layers of the skin, creating a controlled wound. This, in turn, causes the body to heal itself by creating newer, healthier cells. And because chemical peels rid the outer layers of skin of dead skin cells, they allow moisturizers and other skin care products to penetrate more deeply and produce better results.
Following a chemical peel, you will notice the following benefits:
- Smoother-looking skin and less blemishes and breakouts
- Younger-looking appearance and less wrinkles and lines
- Dewy, radiant skin
- A more evened out skin tone and texture
- Minimized appearance of acne and acne scars
Choosing a Chemical Peel
At Dr. Margoles’ state-of-the-art plastic surgery practice, our aesthetician is trained and skilled in performing various chemical peel treatments that vary in ingredients and strength. For instance, an alphahydroxy acid (AHA) peel is typically recommended for mild skin issues such as large pores, sun spots and uneven skin pigmentation. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels use a slightly stronger chemical solution to treat deeper skin issues like skin discoloration while phenol peels are for severely sun damaged skin and deeper wrinkles. Each chemical peel is tailored to fit the patient’s unique skin type, needs and goals.
Repeat sessions are recommended in order to maintain your refreshed and younger-looking appearance. The frequency of these sessions will depend on your skin type and needs. Our aesthetician will thoroughly examine your skin to determine the best treatment plan for you. She will also make recommendations on skin care products and other treatments to complement your chemical peel.
To learn more about chemical peels or to book an appointment, please call Dr. Margoles’ office at (203) 859-2939.