Some people are blessed with a smooth and youthful skin, but it is not something that we are all born with. A good complexion is often a sign of good health and lifestyle. It has also become an important factor when socializing and making good first impressions.

If you’re someone who doesn’t have an ideal skin texture and complexion, there’s no need to worry about it any longer because advances in cosmetic surgery have revolutionized the techniques available to help improve the way one looks and feels. These new methods work in varying degrees and can help improve different parts of the body.

One of the most common cosmetic procedures that came from these innovations is the chemical peel treatment. Chemical peels are safe for use in a variety of skin types and provide excellent radiating skin. Before undergoing the treatment, however, a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon should be consulted.

How Does it Work?

A chemical peel treatment involves the use of a variety of chemicals that will work to clean the surface of the skin. Usually, an acid of some kind is used as the base chemical. It penetrates the skin and destroys the dermal and epidermal layers in a controlled fashion.

The skin will then repair itself due to the exfoliation and the repair process gives a rejuvenated look to the overall complexion. The result is a new complexion that is more vibrant and youthful than before.

Before the chemical peel is applied, your face will be thoroughly cleansed. The chemical peel is applied and left as it is for a determined period of time. You may experience some minor discomfort but it will not last long.

Types of Chemical Peels

There are a number of different types of chemical peels available to patients and choosing one depends on your individual needs and the goals you expect to achieve. The first type is known as the glycolic acid peel, a superficial peel that works on the top layer of the skin.

The main chemicals used in superficial peels are lactic acid, salicylic acid and glycolic acid. These types of peels exfoliate the skin and removes dead cells.

Another type of peel is known as a TCA peel, a superficial to medium peel. It is ideal for patients with mild to moderately sun damaged skin, discolored skin, wrinkled skin, and impaired skin tones.

Deep peels are the third type of chemical peels and penetrate even deeper into the skin. Chemicals like phenol is used for deep peels. The procedure is usually done under mild anesthesia and the level of stinginess is more than the other two.

In addition to these peel treatments, there are also others, including a beta peel, the blue peel radiance from Obagi, and the Obagi blue peel. After a careful assessment of your needs, your surgeon will determine the proper course of action to help you receive the peel that will give you the results you desire.

Rejuvenate Your Youthful Looks with a Chemical Peel Treatment

If you’re looking for a facial plastic surgeon to help you accomplish your goals, you’ve reached the right place. Dr. John D. Rachel is Quadruple Board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a great deal of experience helping patients achieve their goals. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today!