Chemical Peels are a procedure that is used by physicians and skin care professionals to improve the appearance of the skin. Light peels are noninvasive and designed to enhance the epidermis by working on the dead cells. The intercellular cement between the skin cells can be loosened with a chemical peel, allowing your skin to dispose of old, dead skin cells and forcing the skin to renew, creating a new surface of the epidermis.
• The cell renewal factor or cell turnover rate
• Intercellular lipids & Barrier function
• Elastin & Collagen production
Peels also reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Some of the most rewarding results of Chemical Peels are the control of skin conditions:
• Clogged pores
• Dry skin
After a peel you should avoid over exposure to the sun and additional exfoliation outside of your normal skin care regimen. Peels will make the skin dryer while the top layer of your skin is sloughing off, so it is important to keep the skin hydrated. You can see results in as little as one to six weeks and additional results with a series of chemical peels.