Chemical peels are tremendous treatments in Chicago that are able to minimize the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, abnormal pigmentation, and more. The skin treatment can be used on areas like the face, neck, hands, and back. As the name suggests, chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to peel away the top layer of the skin. This sounds a lot more invasive than it truly is, and the treatment is designed with your safety and comfort in mind.
Different Types of Peels
As skin cells mature, they rise to the surface layers of your skin. Dead skin cells found at the surface should naturally slough off, making room for these new skin cells. However, there can be a buildup of dead skin cells and cellular debris at the surface, which has a dulling effect on your complexion. This is a situation that can call for a chemical peel.
It’s important to keep in mind there are different types of chemical peels. A light type of peel normally involves the application of mild acids. After placing the solution on your skin for a specific amount of time, the bonds holding together the outer layer of skin will be broken up. This should have a brightening effect on your complexion and help to minimize mild skin problems like enlarged pores or superficial acne scars.
Deeper peels use stronger solutions to penetrate deeper layers of your skin to remove old, damaged skin cells. This type of peel is ideal for treating more severe issues. This type of peel offers dramatic improvements in skin tissue, but it is not right for everyone or every situation.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Those in good overall health with realistic expectations tend to make the best candidates for treatment with chemical peels. Even if you have more severe skin issues, there is a chance that you could enjoy good results as well, depending upon what you are being treated for and your aesthetic goals.
Severe wrinkles, bulges, and sagging skin do not typically respond very well to treatment with chemical peels. These types of conditions may be better treated with other types of procedures.
To learn more about how chemical peels in Chicago can help enhance the appearance of your skin, please book an appointment with our professional at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!