There are not that many skin rejuvenation treatments that can treat a wider range of conditions than the chemical peel. Whether it be scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, or wrinkles, chemical peels offer a non-surgical treatment method with a proven track record of effectiveness.
The Chemical Peel
There are quite a few different kinds of chemical peels, but they all work in the same basic way. The treatment involves the use of a chemical solution that penetrates the skin to remove damaged skin tissue. There are three basic types of peels: light, medium, and deep. Peels are defined by their ingredients, strength of concentration, and depth of penetration.
Chemical peels offer a few advantages over other types of skin rejuvenation treatments. For one, they can make skin care products work better. The acids in the peels will lift away dead skin cells and trigger a healing cascade. As the top layer of skin is shed, living cells underneath will begin multiplying and moving up to the surface of your skin, increasing the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. The result is smoother, more youthful skin.
Peels also enhance topical product skin penetration. Since there are no dead skin cells blocking their way, topicals penetrate better and work better. This is why many people undergo a peel treatment in combination with the application of topical serums, lotions, ointments, and gels.
Peels are a low-risk treatment that can be customized. They are safe for use on all skin types and colors without risking hyperpigmentation. Chemicals can be mixed in different combinations to achieve different outcomes, depending upon the needs of the individual patient.
The TCA Peel
TCA is a type of chemical that is used in cases of light wrinkles, superficial scars, and skin blemishes. After its application, your skin will slough off at the surface. This will reveal fresher skin underneath that will move up and replace damaged skin tissue affected by sun damage and signs of aging. You may require sedation and some downtime after a TCA peel.
Phenol and Carbolic Acid Peels
Phenol and carbolic acids are used when the treatment must reach into deeper layers of your skin. This type of peel is most appropriate for those dealing with deep wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. Significant downtime will be needed to heal from this type of treatment, and it is only used once in most cases.
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Please reach out to us today if you would like more information about how chemical peels can enhance the appearance of your skin. Open Door Med Spa is conveniently located in Mansfield, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!