Are Chemical Peels Beneficial for Acne?
Wondering why acne is still a problem for you, even though you’re no longer in your teen years? Even though we mainly think of pimples as something only youth deal with, it’s very possible that acne will unfortunately continue to be an issue during your adult life between your 20s and 50s. In fact, it’s common for flare-ups to occur during the holidays—especially when our routine changes. The causes of this condition in adults are similar to the factors that trigger acne when you’re younger: too much oil production, increased inflammation, pores becoming blocked with “sticky” skin cells, and bacteria. Diet, stress, hormones, and the skin and hair care products you use can all be contributors. One of the best aesthetic treatments to help with acne-prone skin, including reducing the scarring that is caused by this condition, is a chemical peel. A Jessner peel from Westlake Village’s Pierre Skin Care Institute is a type of medium-depth chemical peel that takes off the damaged outer layers of skin to produce a more even and uniform skin tone.
The solution used for Jessner peels targets the upper layer of the dermis, which is the middle layer of the skin. It contains a combination of several acidic solutions, including a mixture of alpha and beta-hydroxy acids formulated in a specific ratio. Here are a couple of the reasons why we recommend light-duty and medium chemical peels such as Jessner peels for mild to moderate cases of acne.
They Exfoliate the Skin
When your skin cell turnover slows as you age, it’s more likely for there to be a buildup of dead skin on the surface. Chemical peels encourage rapid exfoliation of the skin and dissolve excess oil. They prevent the dead skin and oil from clogging the pores, so there will be fewer pimples.
They Improve Scars
When multiple peels are applied consistently over time, the treatments can improve the texture of shallow boxcar scars. The routine exfoliation also makes the skin smoother and more even by promoting the production of new collagen and elastin. Peels can also be effective for lightening pigment irregularities.