Wrinkles, age spots and sun damage. These are some of the ugly terms we hope to never use when describing our complexion. The way in which we age largely depends on lifestyle and genes, but even those who age gracefully will also see a time when their skin needs some rejuvenation. Chemical peels, as harsh as they sound, are actually a very effective and minimally invasive treatment for the face, neck and hands. They are used to treat:
- Sun damage
- Lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Age spots and freckles
- Rough patches
The way in which a chemical peel works is rather simple. Our skin naturally sheds the most superficial layers on a daily basis, revealing newer and younger skin beneath. A chemical peel essentially works in the same way by inducing this process. A few days after applying the chemical peel solution, the process of turning over begins and the old layer of skin eventually peels off, leaving a brighter and and more rejuvenated layer of skin.
Traditionally, chemical peels have been note be most ideal for fair-skinned and light-haired individuals. However, newer chemical peel formulations available can also be used for those with darker skin as well. Peels are an excellent tool in ageing-prevention, and regular chemical peel treatments may delay the need for more invasive procedures.
It is also important to know, however, that chemical peels will not treat sagging skin, skin bulges, or severe wrinkles. These issues may require different procedures such as dermal fillers, or even surgery such as – facelift, eyelid lift, or brow lift. Allure Aesthetic Surgery offers both chemical peels and surgical procedures to address all your aesthetic concerns. Feel free to make an appointment with our outstanding Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Shamouelian, who will recommend the ideal treatment for you.
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Beverly Hills, CA 90212