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IPL Skin Resurfacing: Chemical Peels for Smoother Skin!

As you get older, staying youthful is a top priority. While there are many remedies on the market to help retain your youthfulness, many of them require invasive surgeries. When it comes to skin care, using the latest techniques in skin rejuvenation can make the difference in giving you a healthy glow and youthful look. One of the most popular options is skin resurfacing through chemical peels which can shave years off of your appearance.

Purpose of a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are one of the most advanced of all laser skin care treatments. Chemical peels are a form of skin rejuvenation that reduces mild scarring, can improve discoloration, correct damage from the sun, and remove blackheads that won’t seem to go away.

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments using the photo rejuvenation process is an age-defying skin care treatment. IPL uses specialized techniques to treat skin damage non-invasively. There is no disruption of the skin’s epidermal surface. IPL treatments address the effects of photo aging and sun damage with low risk of complications and no recovery time.

Benefits of a Chemical Peel

There are a few immediate benefits to having a chemical peel:

  • No invasive surgery
  • Can reduce fine lines around the mouth and under the eyes
  • Can help treat acne
  • Improves the look and feel of your skin
  • Can reduce age spots and freckles

How Thorough are Chemical Peels?

IPL skin resurfacing and chemical peels are extremely effective in improving skin tone and appearance, but does not remove heavy scarring or deep imperfections. Consulting your skin care specialist prior to undergoing a chemical peel will help determine your needs and what would be the best treatment for you. Many patients who undergo chemical peels also receivefillers for cheeks to enhance the look of their new, clear skin.

Process of a Chemical Peel?

With a chemical peel or IPL skin resurfacing, a cleansing solution is applied to the skin. This solution takes a number of days to absorb into the skin based on how deep your dermatologist decides your skin needs to be rejuvenated. There are three types of peels available: superficial, medium and deep peels.

Are There Side Effects?

With any procedure, there are certain risks and side effects involved. With chemical peels, patients may experience redness, some scarring, changes in skin color, etc. Being proactive in discussing whether or not you are a good candidate for a chemical peel with your dermatologist is key. Everyone is not a candidate for chemical peels, especially if you have very sensitive skin, or a history of skin infections.

How Long is the Procedure?

The amount of time needed for the peel depends on the type of peel being performed. Superficial and medium peels are done as an outpatient treatment, but it will take about a week to heal. Deep peels are a bit more so it will take about 10 to 14 days for the skin to start the regrowth process.