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Spring Cleaning for the Skin – Part I: Chemical Peels

By March 28, 2012No Comments

One of the oldest aesthetic procedures known is the use of chemical peels to improve the skin.  In this age of high technology and lasers we hear less of this procedure.  Peeling of the skin remains an affordable option to improve the skin’s tone, color and texture.

Not all chemical peels are created equally.  The definition of a chemical peel is the use of an exfoliating topical agent to stimulate a sloughing of the outer layer of the skin creating cellular rejuvenation and a youthful appearance.  Most people assume that chemical peels are for the face but equally beneficial target areas are hands, arms, chest, back and neck.  There are two main groups that would have the most advantageous results, those concerned with anti aging and discoloration and those suffering from acne.

Sun damage over time results in discolorations and increased wrinkling due to epidermal thickness.  In our youth we worshiped the sun and slathered baby oil and iodine over our bodies to achieve that golden glow.  Time has passed and the glow has evolved into unsightly brown spots and wrinkled leathery skin.  Chemical peels are one answer to turning back the face of time.

Acne problems are not just prone to teenage hormones but reoccurs often with the later life hormonal changes. Common medical treatments target the acne bacteria instead of dealing with the deeper issues.  Acne peels eliminate the toxic environment in which bacteria thrives, calm the inflammation and elevate active breakouts.

We can assist you in developing an individual regime to gain the maximum results.  Any single treatment will be noticeable but depending upon your goals, a series might provide optimum results.  Individual treatments are under $200, and series reduces the per treatment cost.  Internal health and beauty is only enhanced by the skin.