Getting older leads to certain well-known changes in skin tissue that can really take a toll on your appearance. The loss of volume and skin elasticity can lead to an old and tired appearance. Premature aging can make you appear older than you actually feel. Problems like facial scars can really take a hit on your self-esteem and even affect your relationships. These problems, and more, can be addressed using a treatment with facial peels.
What are Facial Peels?
A facial peel is some type of chemical solution that is applied to the patient’s skin and left on for a prescribed amount of time. At some point, the solution is rinsed away and neutralized. The treatment works by removing some outer skin tissue to convince your body to replace old, damaged skin with fresh skin tissue displaying fewer imperfections.
What is a Superficial Facial Peel?
Superficial facial peels deal in mild acids like alpha hydroxy, glycolic, and lactic acids. They work best for superficial skin problems like light wrinkles, superficial scars, enlarged pores, and dull complexion. They strip away the stratum corneum skin layer composed of dead skin cells. This debris tends to block the natural radiance of your skin. By removing it, a superficial facial peel can breathe new life into your skin.
What is a Medium Facial Peel?
Often called a TCA peel, a medium-depth peel causes controlled damage to the epidermis layer of skin to ignite regenerative developments in your skin texture after just one treatment. This type of peel is often used to treat light wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
What is a Deep Facial Peel?
Deep peels are serious treatments that help with stubborn skin complaints like deep wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and more. They typically contain phenol or carbolic acid to remove the epidermis skin layer and a bit of the lower dermis layer.
How Should I Treat My Skin After My Peel?
Now that you have undergone your facial peel procedure, you can sit back and let your body do the rest. Do not interfere with the treatment process by applying harsh skin care products or vigorously rubbing your skin. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, laser treatments, or the application of makeup until your skin has time to heal and recover from your procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation for More Information
To begin the process of enhancing the health and appearance of your skin using facial peels, we encourage you to make an appointment with Bentley Skincare & Wellness. At our convenient location in Springfield, MO, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!