The Benefits of a Chemical Peel

If you’ve never had a chemical peel before, you might not understand the hype about them. Especially when the word “chemical” is getting a bad reputation nowadays with everyone looking for more “organic” ingredients. But, chemical peels are nothing to worry about. In fact, there are three major benefits of getting a chemical peel. Let’s go over what they are and how they can give your skin new life.

Acne

Acne, it isn’t just for teens! Many adults get acne well into their adult years and chemical peels can actually help with that. Chemical peels are great for exfoliating the top layers of your skin which helps to unclog your pores. In addition to that, chemical peels help stimulate the growth of new skin which means getting rid of old scar tissue to minimize the appearance of acne scars you may have had for years.

Wrinkles

Beyond acne, chemical peels are also great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels with phenol help to not only break down the top layer of skin but the middle layers as well, leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin with fewer wrinkles. There is a downside to this however, using a stronger chemical peel solution means  your skin will be extra sensitive for a few weeks and will peel and flake off. But that is all part of the healing process.

Sun Damage

Sun worshippers, rejoice! Yes, chemical peels can even help with sun-damaged skin. If you have noticeable sunspots on your face from years of lounging poolside, chemical peels may be able to help. Depending on how severe the sun damage is, you may have to have several sessions and a stronger strength but chemical peels should help here too.

Because chemical peels are non-invasive (no scalpel necessary!), they can be a great way to treat skin concerns without using fillers or lasers. If you want to treat acne, wrinkles, or sun damage, there’s no better time than the present to get a chemical peel. Call us at (309) 662-6772 to schedule your appointment.

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