Written by: Katleen Brown
The Benefits of Getting a Skin Peel
I’m sure that many of you have heard of chemical peels. Many people chose to get a skin peel in order to rejuvenate their skin, as they present so many benefits. They are a great addition to one’s skin care regimen to retain a youthful glow.
Chemical peels are administered by a dermatologist, but there are more benign skin peels that one can administer at home. During the treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes the top layer of skin to dissolve.Though chemical peels have many benefits, the results vary depending on the expertise of the administrator, the care of the skin after the peel, and the state of the skin before the peel.
1. Brighter skin
Chemical peels can leave the skin with a brighter, glowing appearance. Our skin is one of the many parts of our bodies that continuously heals itself and regrows. Once the skin peel has removed the epidermis (top layer of skin), your skin cells will be encouraged to grow fresh skin.
2. Diminished lines and wrinkles
This treatment also holds anti-aging benefits. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be greatly diminished after having a skin peel. Many people like chemical peels for reversing wrinkles because they offer faster and more dramatic results than using creams and topical treatments that are targeted towards anti-aging. Along with reducing wrinkles on the face, many people apply the treatment to the neck, which is where the first signs of aging begin for many people.
3. Fade hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a skincare woe for many people. Melanin is the substance that our bodies use for skin pigmentation (or the color of our skin.) When melanin is produced in excess, dark spots and splotches can appear on the surface of the skin. Sometimes the cause of hyperpigmentation is unknown; However, it can be caused by sun exposure, pregnancy, or as a reaction to certain medications. Although this isn’t something to worry about, it does bother people as it makes the coloring of the skin uneven. Many people turn to chemical peels as a way to rid the skin of these uneven patches.
4. Increase skin firmness
Another great benefit of chemical peels is the firming of skin. They improve the elasticity of skin and leave the skin feeling more youthful and supple. If done on a semi-regular basis, skin peels also have the potential to increase the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that naturally occurs in the body, and it is the main component in the skin as well as tendons, bones, and other major parts of the body.
5. Peels can help clear acne scars
If you pop a pimple, or if a pimple is raised and painful you are at more of a risk of getting an acne scar after the afflicted area of skin is healed. Although getting a skin peel may not necessarily erase deep set or raised scars, it can diminish the appearance of benign acne scars. For deeper scars, laser skin resurfacing is more effective. However, before turning to a much more expensive treatment many people give skin peels a try.
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6. Smoother skin texture
Another side effect of acne can be the bumpy, uneven skin texture that is left behind in the wake of difficult acne flare ups. The effectiveness of a skin peel for uneven skin texture depends on the severity of the individual situation, but this could potentially be an effective treatment for those who are looking to create a smoother, more even skin surface.
7. Softer skin
Along with the renewed skin that is promoted thanks to a chemical peel, the skin takes on a softer feel. Softer skin gives your complexion a more radiant look.
8. Reverse sun damage
Prolonged sun exposure can affect the skin on many levels. When exposed to the sun, skin can form dark spots, take on a marled texture, wrinkle prematurely, and cause red spots and splotches. Many people turn to skin peels to help treat some of the damage that is caused by sun exposure.
Skin peels are a viable treatment for those who want to improve the look and feel of their skin. Before undergoing this treatment, one should consult a professional to lessen the risks that are associated with chemical peels.
After having a skin peel, one should also follow the instructions of a physician to care for skin properly. Though renewing the surface of the skin isn’t inherently dangerous the skin will be very sensitive after undergoing a chemical peel. Many people also experience other side effects which can include: redness, a sunburn-like a rash, and scaling. Despite these side effects, the many benefits of chemical peels vastly outweigh the minor discomforts.
About the Author:
Katleen Brown is a health, beauty and fitness writer. She is a long-time native from Ashburn, Virginia, USA, who loves to publish her articles on various health related websites. In her spare time, she likes to do research and collect skin care information to bring awareness to the most recent health and beauty issues, and innovative remedies that can help save the lives of people while bringing down the costs of health care. She loves to be the world’s leading authority in the field of health and wellness. Recognizing the unity of body, mind, and outlook, she helps empower women to tune into their innate & inner wisdom to transform their health and truly flourish. Get in touch with her on Pinterest and Twitter.