• The Secret To Flawless Skin with Chemical Peels

The Secret To Flawless Skin with Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, or epidermal peels, are one of the oldest cosmetic treatments in the book– and for good reason due to the simple fact that they are incredibly effective.

The Secret To Flawless Skin with Chemical Peels

Before modern day usage, chemical peels actually go back to over 2,000 years ago. Did you know Cleopatra used to soak in milk baths for the skincare benefits afforded to her from milk? If you think that bathing in milk does not compare to modern day chemical peels, think again! Believe it or not, the active ingredient in milk, lactic acid (also known as alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA), is one of the most prominent ingredients that are very commonly used in modern chemical peels today. Lactic acid can be used on the most sensitive of skin and has the ability to improve the appearance of acne scarring, reduce the appearance of sun damage, all while brightening your skin tone and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

Chemical peels are one of the fastest ways to reveal a smooth, flawless complexion just under the surface of your skin. They have been around for years and have proven to be a safe and effective way to rejuvenate and revitalize your complexion. Better yet, they are suitable for many skin types as the intensity and strength can be easily adjusted based on the ingredients and the potency that is used and applied during your treatment.

Though chemical peels have been around for years, they are gaining in popularity as skin care specialists, dermatologists, and aestheticians are turning to these treatments to address a wide range of skin concerns such as discolouration as a result of acne scarring or sun damage to deeper lines and wrinkles.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels utilize a mixture of light acids that are formulated into a peel to provide you with skin care benefits. They work by exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin and removing the dead, damaged skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin. As a result, the treatment will help reveal a new layer of healthier, younger skin underneath, which is visibly brighter and smoother.

The removal of the dead, damaged skin cells at your skin’s surface means that your skin care products will be able to perform better and do what they are intended to do. With no dead cells impeding their ability to penetrate into the skin, they are able to absorb deeper into your skin’s layers and thus, work much more effectively. Additionally, the removal of old surface skin cells will improve acne and discolouration as well as fine lines for all types of skin types and tones. Chemical peels can also reduce the appearance of sunspots, freckles, sun damage, and melasma.

Depending on your skin type and the sensitivity of your skin, your chemical peel may require a varied concentration of the ingredients contained in the peel, which only a skin care expert will be able to determine. During your initial consultation at McLean Clinic, we will work with you to help determine which course of action will be the best fit for you and your skin needs depending on your goals and desired results.

If we hadn’t already sold you on the benefits of a chemical peel already, here are some more reasons why chemical peels are one of the best skincare treatments in the revelation of fresh, rejuvenation, flawless skin.

Stimulating Collagen Production

The chemical solution applied to your skin during your treatment will work to immediately remove dead skin cells and trigger a reaction to the tissue lying underneath. As the outermost surface begins to peel, the skin cells underneath will begin to grow, multiply, and come to the surface. During this process, the natural production of collagen in your skin will be stimulated to enhance the strength of your skin while also smoothing out its surface.

As we age, the natural production of collagen decreases, which causes an increase in wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin. The boost of collagen will help diminish these aging effects and provide a youthful, glowy complexion that enhances your natural beauty.

Treat Acne and Reduce the Appearance of Scars

Chemical peels work to penetrate deeply into your skin’s layers to unclog pores, reducing blackheads, and by improving the appearance of scarring left behind from previous breakouts. The peel will also work to keep future breakouts at bay as the ingredients will linger in the pores and continue to work for days afterward.

Since acne is one of the most common skin conditions that primarily affects teens and young adults, chemical peels can aid in keeping their skin smooth and free of breakouts. For adults who are suffering the effects of post-acne scarring, a regular skin care maintenance program with chemical peel treatments will work to dramatically reduce scarring for smooth and even skin tone and texture.

Customizing Your Chemical Peel

Chemical peels come in a variety of penetration levels depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the severity of your skin condition being treated. Superficial peels are the lightest and gentlest– offering milder results with shorter recovery times while deeper chemical peels will provide more dramatic results in the treatment of sun damage, uneven tone, and deep wrinkles.

For best results, we recommend maintaining a skin care routine that incorporates the use of facials, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, or medical grade skin care at the least.

Get More Information About Chemical Peels

In order for you to determine which chemical peel would work best for you, get the professional advice of the skin care professionals at McLean Clinic. Book your consultation today if you are interested in a chemical peel or want to learn more about how we can help you restore and maintain the health of your skin.

January 6, 2019
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