For facial rejuvenation, chemical peels improve the tone and texture of your skin in a single session. Peels don’t require invasive surgery or injections, while offering fast recovery times.
Dr. Scott N. Bateman at Sheridan Ear, Nose & Throat offers a variety of cosmetic services to patients as well as his otolaryngology specialty. Here’s what you can expect from a chemical peel procedure, and four reasons to consider this beneficial treatment.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel uses acids to exfoliate the skin. The top layer of older skin cells peels away to reveal fresh new cells beneath, while also stimulating collagen production and new skin growth, which can minimize small wrinkles while making skin tighter and firmer.
We offer peels in a variety of formulations and strengths, depending on the level of treatment you desire. Superficial peels brighten your complexion and improve texture, while medium and deep peels address more aggressive signs of aging such as fine lines and dark spots.
Whether you’re concerned with skin conditions like wrinkles or sun damage or simply want to refresh your skin, we have an option that’s right for you. Here are four reasons you should consider a chemical peel.
1. Clearing up acne
Superficial chemical peels can be helpful for patients who struggle with acne breakouts. When used in addition to your regular topical acne treatments, chemical peels can improve acne by:
- Dissolving comedones (clogged pores)
- Reducing oil production
- Getting rid of bacteria
- Allowing the active ingredients in topical products to fully absorb into skin
If you have red spots or scars from previous acne, a medium or deep peel can help eliminate them. Talk to Dr. Bateman to discuss which level of peel is right for you.
2. Treating sun damage and hyperpigmentation
If you spend a lot of time in the sun, or have in the past, you could have localized discoloration caused by sun damage. Age can also cause dark patches to appear on your face or neck.
Chemical peels can repair and even reverse the damage that UV rays do to your skin. We also use peels to treat the following hyperpigmentation concerns:
- Age spots (liver spots)
- Uneven skin tone
3. Brightening dull skin
Life’s stressors and the effects of our environment can make even the healthiest skin look tired and dull. Regular superficial peels stimulate collagen production and cell turnover to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant.
A light peel every two to five weeks can resurface your skin, and help you get the most out of the skin care products you use. Serums and moisturizers are more easily absorbed by the skin after a chemical peel.
4. Reversing the signs of aging
Getting older is unavoidable, but no one said you have to look your age. Chemical peels take years off your appearance by smoothing out fine lines and mild wrinkles.
Exfoliating the outer layers of skin with a chemical peel reveals smoother and healthier skin beneath. Increased collagen production plumps up the dermis and fills in fine lines.
When you’re ready to improve the tone and texture of your skin with a chemical peel, Dr. Bateman and his team at Sheridan Ear, Nose, & Throat can help. Call or click to schedule an appointment today.