Here at A New You, we are your local El Paso Health Spa & create real change in your skin. We want you to receive the best, natural skin care services here in west El Paso! Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing it's damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, dark spots, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. These peels can tighten the skin and bring out that youthful glow.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing it's damaged outer layers.
Here at A New You, we use IMAGE products which contain glycolic acid. The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils and the eyes and hair are protected. The solution is painted on your skin where it sits for a couple minutes, then it rinsed off. Treated skin flakes of within a couple days revealing the new skin.The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin also is temporarily more sensitive to the sun which is why we recommend using sunblock on treatment areas exposed to the sun.
What Conditions Does a Chemical Peel Treat?
Chemical peels are performed on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to:
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and family history
- Improve the appearance of mild scarring due to acne and sun damage
- Reduces as well as controlling some forms of acne including but not limited to whiteheads and blackheads
- Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills (melasma)
- Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and color
- evens skin tone
- reduces the sizes of your pores
- increases the smoothness, radiance and natural glow of your skin.
Areas of sun damage, which may contain pre-cancerous keratoses that appear as scaly spots, may improve after chemical peeling. Following treatment, new pre-cancerous lesions are less likely to appear.
However, sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may require other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures.
How do Chemical Peels Reduces Age Spots and Sun Damage?
Chemical peels help to reduce age spots and sun damage by dissolving the damaged surface of the skin. Each treatment will lighten the sun damage and age spots also help in giving your skin a smooth and even skin tone. Most people notice age spots lightening after their first treatment!
How do Chemical Peels Help Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Chemical peels help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines by dissolving the sticky substance that binds together the keratinized dead cells of your skin which causing them to exfoliate or slough off. This allows newer healthier looking skin to come out. It helps to reduce the signs of aging and evens out skin tone.
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How do Chemical Peels Treat Whiteheads and Blackheads?
Chemical peels remove plugs from pores which will both treat and prevent acne. This is most often combined with blackhead and whitehead extractions. You may experience some redness which usually subsides within 24-48 hours. Chemical Peels also help to remove the dead layer of skin to give you healthier looking skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are ideal candidates for chemical peels. Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. However, the risk of an uneven skin tone after the procedure is increased.
Preparing for a Chemical Peel
Prior to the chemical peel, your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain drugs and prepare your skin with topical preconditioning medications such as Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid.
After the chemical peel, it's important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.
Deciding if chemical peel is right for you Chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons -- to enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne. In certain cases, health insurance may cover the peel procedure. Be sure to check your policy and contact your insurance company before the procedure is performed.
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