Chemical Peels — Are they Safe?

By July 22, 2010 Skin Care

 

A chemical peel is a treatment in which a topical acid solution is applied to remove dead and damaged upper skin layers to refine the skin’s texture.  When performed by a skilled professional, a chemical peel can be  a very safe and effective way to reduce pore size, correct skin tone, and prevent aging through collagen stimulation.

Chemical peels vary in different strengths and ingredients to address particular skin care concerns so they can be customized based on individual needs. With most chemical peels, adverse reactions are rare.  The recovery time will depend on both the specific acid and percentage used.  Alphahydroxy acids, such as glycolic, lactic, or enzymatic fruit acids are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce a light exfoliation cell turnover providing smoother, brighter skin with little or no downtime.

Following medium to deeper peels, such as a Jessner, Salicylic, or Resorcinol treatment, patients can expect some relatively common peel side effects such as mild irritation, redness, and flaking.  These side effects will usually last for only a few days.  As with any chemical procedure, patients who decide to undergo a chemical peel should carefully comply with pre- and post-procedure care so that they minimize the potential for side effects and achieve their desired result.

Using a series of progressive peel treatments is a safe and effective way to introduce exfoliation and skin polish to make your skin healthier and look more youthful and radient.  TimeLess Medical Spa and Weight Loss clinic provides a wide variety of peels and skin treatments.   Administered by master estheticians, you need not fear or shy away from peels.  They should be a regular regimen for anyone wanting to improve and enhance their appearance.

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