Chemical Peels for Sun Damage: How They Help Reverse the Signs of Aging and Health
If you’ve noticed the signs of aging and sun damage on your skin, chemical peels may be an ideal way to get the fresh look you desire. Chemical peels can help reverse the signs of aging and UV damage like fine lines, sunspots, and wrinkles. Not only that, but these peels can also improve the texture, brightness, and overall health of the skin.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a non-invasive, professional skin treatment designed to target and improve a variety of skin conditions. The process typically involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing a controlled burn that causes it to eventually peel away. This allows increased cell turnover, allowing the skin to look brighter, smoother, and more even-toned with time.
What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels have many skincare benefits, including:
- Reducing the appearance of sun damage – Chemical peels can help reverse the signs of aging and sun damage, such as wrinkles, sunspots, and fine lines.
- Improving skin texture – Peels help improve the skin’s texture, tone, and overall health.
- Brightening the complexion – The controlled wounds caused by a peel can both brighten and even-out the complexion.
- Reducing hyperpigmentation – The peeling and lightening effect of a chemical peel can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation.
- Preventing future sun damage – A chemical peel can not only help reverse previous damage, but it can also help prevent future damage by strengthening the skin’s barrier.
What Types of Chemical Peels Are Available?
The type of chemical peel you receive will depend on the condition of your skin and the particular goals you have with your treatments. The three main types of peels include:
- Light Peels – Light peels use Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) to gently exfoliate the skin and help reduce signs of aging, sun damage, and acne.
- Medium Peels – Medium peels are a combination of AHA and BHA, as well as Glycolic Acid, to treat sun damage and deeper wrinkles.
- Deep Peels – Typically used to treat very deep scars and wrinkles, deep peels use Phenol to accomplish their goals.
What to Expect After a Chemical Peel
In the days following your chemical peel, you can expect some redness and possibly crusting. It’s important to keep your skin clean and remain out of direct sunlight. After four to five days, the redness should subside and the healing process should begin. Skin treated with a peel will generally look brighter, smoother, and healthier with subsequent treatments.
Chemical peels can be an effective way to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage while providing lasting benefits to the skin. The experienced aesthetic technicians at Radiant Skin Spa are here to help you achieve that radiant, healthy skin you desire. Schedule your next chemical peel today and let the experts at Radiant Skin Spa help you find the look you’re after.