Countless issues can plague the face. Wrinkles, age spots, rosacea and dull skin are just a short list of the many problems that can detract from a person’s natural beauty. The challenge with these conditions is the fact that treating them seems to require a number of different procedures, which can vary in terms of necessary recovery and discomfort. They also carry undesirable risks, such as scarring, permanent marks and the creation of additional blemishes if done improperly.
The good news is that chemical peels exist as a less invasive method of treating many of these conditions. A chemical peel offers a robust way of treating many of the dermatological conditions that affect the face without the need for surgery or intense procedures.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel utilizes different acids to remove a certain amount of skin cells on the face. This removal can be as gentle or as strong as the ingredients used within the peel, which in turn is what makes it so versatile. Because the peel affects a certain amount of skin up until a certain depth within the skin, it can offer graduated results that look more natural. This is essential in ensuring that items such as dull skin are treated without missed spots on the face.
The procedure itself is relatively straightforward. A technician applies the chemical peel to your face, and allows it to sit for a set amount of time. The peel is then removed.
The dead skin cells will fall off during the next few days. Some redness may occur, but this side effect is temporary. Once the face has begun healing, you will be left with a smoother, clearer and more ideal complexion than you had before.
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of getting a chemical peel are numerous due to the flexible nature of this procedure. Some of these benefits include:
- Rejuvenating the skin’s texture – Dull skin and rosacea are two examples of texture-related problems that chemical peels can treat. By selectively destroying undesirable skin cells, new, healthy cells can be put in their place.
- Cleaning clogged pores – Problems with pores can cause pimples, acne, cysts and a long list of undesirable conditions that can mar the face. Chemical peels can prevent and treat conditions related to clogged pores.
- Nutrient absorption – Dead skin, dirt and other particles can make it hard for nutrients to be absorbed by the skin, regardless of if those nutrients are ingested or applied topically. A chemical peel can increase the skin’s ability to absorb nutrients, which in turn can make it look better.
- Treating wrinkles and some scars – Chemical peels, when they are designed to do so, can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
For more information on what chemical peels could do for your unique situation, schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD in Mount Pleasant. We can diagnose your skin’s needs and form an effective plan for making your skin beautiful. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.