Are you ready for facial resurfacing? Maybe you’re feeling dissatisfied with your pigmentation due to spotting or discoloration. If so, you may be be ready to consider a chemical peel. Many people have already experienced the big benefits of chemical peels. It’s important to be informed about what they are in your decision making process. Here’s some information to help you decide if a chemical peel is right for you.
Most people, when they begin noticing facial discolorations, begin by using topical creams to help alleviate the problem. Often the creams claim to hydrate the skin quickly to even the appearance of skin tone over time. Creams also claim to illuminate and dramatically brighten your skin without a chemical peel. While this is a good first step, often the creams fail to live up to their claims. You may want to try this first to see if it works for you, but don’t expect dramatic change.
If facial creams do not work sufficiently for you, chemical peels can treat pigmentation issues, including brown or purple-colored spots and visible, tiny blood vessels. These discolored skin patches develop due to a difference in melanin levels. Melanin is a natural substance in your body that gives color to the skin and protects it from the sun. Skin discoloration happens when too much melanin is produced in any given area. A chemical peel removes the top layer of the skin. The peeling process can take away the spots, replacing them with a smoother, more uniform skin color and texture. Chemical peels also have the ability to remove some precancerous skin lesions. Healthy skin then heals from below.
During the chemical peel procedure, you shouldn’t feel any pain. You may experience slightly increased sensitivity after the treatment. Do not exfoliate for 48 hours after your chemical peel to avoid irritation or discomfort to your newly resurfaced skin. Avoid working out for 24 hours afterward. Be sure to drink plenty of water to protect your skin and prolong your amazing results from your treatment.
We’ve seen great results for our patients, and we’d love to discuss how we could help you with your skin resurfacing needs.