Taking care of your skin can feel like a job all of its own. Choosing the right products, learning about your skin, making sure you’re eating right, and so much more all go into skincare. It’s easy to get caught up with life and put your skincare on the back burner. Thankfully, chemical peels can be used to give your skin a helping hand. Let’s explore what a chemical peel is and what skin issues they can treat.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
Simply put, a chemical peel is using different chemicals on your skin to remove a thin layer of skin. While this may sound painful or harmful to your skin, it is actually an innovative way to harness your body’s healing response. Chemical peels are a form of “controlled damage” to the skin. This damage will cause the skin to “peel,” and new skin will form. This new skin will appear younger, more radiant, and smoother. It also helps treat different skin issues.
What Skin Conditions Can a Chemical Peel Treat?
Skin can naturally develop an undesired texture or “roughness” from clogged pores, a build-up of dead skin cells, blackheads, and more. All of these things can negatively affect the appearance of your skin. A chemical peel removes the build-up and lets your skin push the “reset” button.
Pigmentation is dark spots on the skin caused by a collection or “clump” of melanin in the skin. This is common from things like sun damage or some medical conditions. Chemical peels help break up this pigmentation and disperse groups of melanin in the skin.
As mentioned before, your skin can naturally develop a buildup of dead skin cells. While this can cause textured skin, it can also cause acne. Acne is often caused by pores becoming clogged and irritated. Oil, debris, and dead skin cells are all common things that cause clogged pores. Chemical peels are a great way to strip these things away and help your pores combat acne.
At Sean Weiss Facial Plastic Surgery, we believe everyone deserves skin and a body they feel comfortable in. That’s why our team doesn’t just offer cosmetic surgery but aesthetic treatments like chemical peels. Our staff can walk you through the entire process and help you decide if a chemical peel is right for you. If you’re considering a chemical peel, contact us today at (504) 814-3223.