Many individuals are determined to improve the appearance of their skin. For some, a facial peel is an effective means of making skin smoother and less wrinkled. Exquisite MD Spa in San Diego, is always ready to help you develop a personal plan for treatment options designed to meet your unique needs.
What Is a Facial Peel?
There are many amazing benefits to facial peels, sometimes called chemical peels, and we want to help you understand exactly how a chemical peel can benefit you. A facial peel is a method of improving your skin’s appearance by applying a chemical solution that causes the skin to peel.
Peels are most often used on the face but can also be applied to the neck, hands, and other areas of your body. As your skin peels away, the new, regenerated layer of skin is almost always smoother and healthier.
Some chemical peels are considered superficial. A gentle acid penetrates only the outer layer of skin for gentle exfoliation. This treatment can refresh and invigorate your skin.
Medium peels penetrate to the middle layers of your skin and are able to remove more damaged cells than a superficial peel. This treatment may be an effective tool against age spots and other discoloration.
Deep peels are the most aggressive treatments, and they go farther into the middle layers of skin than medium peels. Deep peels can sometimes remove light scarring. These peels often produce dramatic results, but they are used sparingly.
5 Amazing Benefits of Facial Peels
There are many reasons people desire a facial peel, and depending on a patient’s individual needs, they can receive many personal benefits. For one client, that scar that has always bothered them may finally disappear. For another, the removal of embarrassing aging spots that made them socially awkward unveils a new confidence.
There are many benefits, however, that are common to almost all patients who undergo chemical peeling.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from your body. Your body naturally discards dead cells as it produces new cells, but it is far from an exact science. Some individuals suffer from cells that do not shed completely, resulting in flaky skin, dry skin, or clogged pores. In these cases, exfoliation through means such as chemical solutions can be a great benefit to your skin.
2. Increased Collagen
Collagen is a protein that is abundant in the human body. About one-third of your body’s protein is comprised of collagen. Collagen helps you build bones, muscles, and of course, skin.
There are four types of collagen in your body, and most of it is considered Type I. Type I collagen is at work in bones, tendons, teeth, and skin. Type IV collagen also works in your skin layers by helping with filtration.
As you get older, your body produces less quality collagen. As a result, your skin can become looser and less supple. Chemical peels help to increase collagen levels on your way to healthier skin.
3. Reduction of Lines and Wrinkles
As a direct result of increased collagen, another benefit of chemical peels is a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. For many, lines and wrinkles are the most obvious sign of aging. They are caused by a lack of collagen and elastin. If our bodies are not making enough collagen to replace what is being used, the skin will lose its strength and begin to wrinkle.
Other variables affect wrinkles and lines, such as smoking and exposure to the sun. The word collagen actually means “glue” or “glue-producing”. Unlike an adhesive glue, collagen helps your body’s tissues hold together through an interlocking network of fibers. A strong adhesion equals strong skin.
While you cannot stop the aging process altogether, there are ways to slow it down. For many, a chemical peel is a great place to start.
4. Smaller Pore Size Appearance
Good exfoliation leads to smaller pores. While the true size of pores does not necessarily “shrink”, pores become less clogged during the exfoliation process and appear smaller.
Increased collagen also helps reduce pore size appearance. Sun damage, for instance, can damage collagen that supports the skin around each pore. Low or damaged collagen can make the pores appear larger, while an increase in collagen can make them look smaller again.
For younger clients, activities such as popping pimples can lead to exaggerated pore size. This can damage pores and make them appear larger. Chemical peels can unclog pores and lead to fewer pimples.
5. Diminished Dark Spots
Dark spots on your skin, known as hyperpigmentation, are caused by a number of factors, from sun exposure to hormone changes that cause the overproduction of melanin. Many of these spots can be greatly reduced through chemical peeling. A peel that goes deep enough can remove dark spots and regenerate healthier skin.
The Next Move Is Yours
Are you ready to feel better about yourself? The benefits of a chemical peel can be rewarding on many personal levels, but it all starts with a conversation. At Exquisite MD Spa in San Diego, we are ready to talk to you about a personal plan with treatment options designed to satisfy your personal skin goals. Call Exquisite MD Spa today and find out how you can feel more confident about the skin you’re in.