Chemical peels are an amazing skin rejuvenation treatment for those who have signs of skin aging or skin that has been damaged by prolonged sun exposure. There is no need to go under the knife for treating many common skin conditions. Less invasive procedures mean less skin tissue is damaged during the treatment, and less downtime will be required as a result. Minimally-invasive treatments also mean that your risk of developing complications will be much lower. A peel can significantly enhance the appearance of your skin and have you back into your daily life very quickly in most cases.
A Closer Look at Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is simply a chemical in a solution that we apply to your skin to remove some of the outer skin layer. This prompts your body into replacing damaged skin tissue with fresher skin. The results occur very naturally over the course of the following days and weeks after your treatment. Peels come in three basic categories: light, medium, and deep. Each type of peel is defined by its ingredients, concentration, and depth of penetration. The type of peel that would work best for you can be determined at your initial consultation with us.
A light peel can remove the buildup of dead skin cells that are blocking fresher skin beneath. If you have a dull skin tone, superficial acne scars, or enlarged pores, a light peel may be your best bet.
Medium peels normally remove both the stratum corneum skin layer and portions of the epidermis layer found directly underneath. This encourages your body to replace old, damaged skin tissue with more youthful-looking skin that displays fewer imperfections.Deep peels are the heavy hitters of the chemical peel world. As you can imagine, the deeper the peel, the deeper the treatment.
Chemical Peels Aftercare
Your skin will be quite sensitive after your peel treatment, so you need to treat it very gently. It’s important not to undergo prolonged sun exposure. Do apply a good moisturizer to lock in moisture, since hydrated skin is more resilient.
Chemical Peels: Your Treatment
If you would like to find out if you would make a good candidate for a treatment with chemical peels, we invite you to schedule your peel consultation at Pierre Skin Care Institute in Thousand Oaks. Whether you live in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Moorpark, Simi Valley, or the surrounding area, our team is at the ready to help you. Contact us today to book an appointment.