In many cases, chemical peels represent an effective alternative to cosmetic surgery or more invasive treatments for those dealing with signs of aging and skin damage. Many peels do not even require any recovery time or sedation. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a medical-grade solution that is applied to the skin to remove portions of the outer skin tissue, which is then replaced with fresh skin that displays fewer imperfections. Contrary to popular belief, chemical peels can be used on places other than just the face; they can also be used on the neck and hands.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are different types of chemical peels available. The type of peel is defined by the ingredients used, its concentration, and the length of time that it remains on the skin. When you only require a gentle exfoliation, a lighter type of peel is usually sufficient. This type of peel only removes the very outer portion of the skin composed of inorganic material. This material conceals your skin’s natural radiance, and removing it allows your skin to have a healthy glow.
What to Expect After Your Peel
Your skin will be quite sensitive and more vulnerable after your chemical peel treatment. This is why it is so important to care for your skin and follow all aftercare instructions. Avoid any activities that would tend to dry out your skin like strenuous exercise or prolonged sun exposure.
If you would like to learn if you would make a good candidate for treatment with chemical peels, we invite you to et up your initial consultation at Old Town Med Spa in Houston. Get started on the road to better skin by contacting us today and booking an appointment!