As we age, the natural process of cell turnover slows down, leading to a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of our skin. This accumulation can result in a dull, lackluster complexion and contribute to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Fortunately, chemical peels offer an effective solution to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.
How Chemical Peels Work
Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes controlled exfoliation and removal of the outermost layer of dead skin cells. This process stimulates the skin’s natural regenerative abilities and triggers the production of fresh, new skin cells. The depth and strength of the peel can be adjusted based on your specific needs and desired results.
One of the most appealing aspects of chemical peels is the ability to achieve dramatic results. Depending on the depth and type of peel chosen, you can experience significant improvements in the appearance of your skin, unveiling a refreshed and vibrant complexion. However, it’s important to note that chemical peels may require some downtime for the skin to heal and regenerate, with potential temporary redness, peeling, or sensitivity.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel
- Better Absorption of Skincare Actives
The removal of dead skin cells allows for better absorption of skincare products, enhancing their effectiveness.
- Collagen Production
The exfoliation process stimulates collagen production, which can help improve skin firmness and elasticity. This, in turn, can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.
- More Even Skin Tone
Additionally, chemical peels can help even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of pigmentation issues, and improve the overall texture of your skin.
At our clinic in Nanaimo, we use Jessner-type chemical peels. The Jessner peel is a 14% blend of equal parts salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol. To determine if a chemical peel is suitable for you, consult with our medical aestheticians who will assess your skin condition, concerns, and goals. They will customize the peel strength to address your specific needs, ensuring you receive optimal results and a rejuvenated, radiant complexion.
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