If you live in Paramus and are dealing with skin that has seen better days, a chemical peel treatment may be able to help. Attractive skin is healthy skin that is moist and radiant. However, sun damage, lifestyle choices, pollutants, and individual genetics can leave your skin looking less than its best. The aging process can take its toll as well, leading to the development of lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking older than you actually feel.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are medical-grade skin treatments involving the application of a chemical solution that is left on the skin for a specified amount of time. These solutions are designed to peel away portions of the outer skin layer, revealing newer skin underneath that displays fewer imperfections like lines, wrinkles, blemishes, stretch marks, and scars.
No matter what the condition of your skin, there is a chemical peel available that can make it better. Here is a look at three benefits of the chemical peel treatment.
1. Enhanced Exfoliation
The most gentle form of peel is known as the superficial peel, affecting only the outermost skin layer that is actually not composed of living tissue. This layer, called the stratum corneum, is made up of cellular debris, oils, and dead skin cells. Think of a light bulb with a layer of dirt over it. When you remove the dirt, the natural shine of the light bulb is revealed. In a similar way, removing the stratum corneum helps to reveal the natural radiance of your skin.
2. Wrinkle Reduction
If you have light to moderate lines and wrinkles appearing on your face, a chemical peel may be appropriate. We apply the solution to your skin that is specifically formulated for you and your unique skin. The solution helps to remove the damaged outer skin layers affected by wrinkles, sun exposure, acne, and other factors.
In the days to follow, the dead skin layers will peel away, revealing newer, smooth smoother skin underneath. The skin will display fewer imperfections like scars, wrinkles, and sun damage.
3. Dramatic Results
When you are dealing with deeper wrinkles, scars, or severe sun damage, a deep chemical peel may be the best solution. This type of peel utilizes a chemical known as phenol to reach deep down into lower skin layers. You will require a local anesthetic and significant downtime for a deep peel.
Deep peel patients are typically able to resume work and daily activities about two weeks after their procedure.
If you are ready to see if a chemical peel will work for you, contact us today at Dr. Usal Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation in Paramus, NJ.