Nothing says “bring on the New Year” like flawless, glowing skin if you ask our team at Anew You! With the harsh, cold weather approaching and copious amounts of celebrating to be done for the holidays, our bodies yearn to be pampered every now and again. The perfect way to refresh your look should always start with a balanced diet- but end with a skin-softening chemical facial peel!
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a non-invasive technique used to enhance and smooth the texture of your skin. While you can’t always tell a book by its cover, in this case the name says it all- a chemical peel- works by using a chemical solution to exfoliate the skin, ultimately resulting in the outermost layers of the skin to peel off.
What are the Benefits of Chemical Peel?
Easily one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate the skin without aggressive treatments or surgeries, a chemical peel leaves your face soft and glowing.
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Additional benefits are:
- Allows products to work better on skin
- Reduces the appearance of scars or wrinkles
- Balances your skin tone
- Improves your complexion
- Helps rid your skin of acne
- Reduces the amount of oil in your skin
How Is a Peel Performed?
A normal treatment lasts about 30 minutes and starts with your doctor cleaning your skin to prepare it. Your doctor may or may not provide goggles to protect your eyes depending on the intensity of the treatment.
Slowly your doctor will use a brush or gauze to apply the chemical solution in even strokes across the face and neck. When completed, your doctor will apply a neutralizing solution to remove the chemicals from the treated skin.
What to Expect After?
Again, because of the non-invasive nature of a chemical peel, you can expect only mild tingling sensations as the peels work to result in younger looking skin. For light or medium peels, the recovery period is only the amount of time it takes for the redness to dissipate following the treatment. Your doctor may or may not apply a soothing gel to help with the redness or tingling, however you are free to move about your day as long as you’re comfortable.
While many people assume a chemical peel is a painful process that leaves patients’ faces as red as a tomato- thanks to the movies- nothing could be further from the truth. What it does leave you with is bright, fresh skin that is soft to the touch and typically rid of previous scars, acne or wrinkles. Chemical peels are the ideal way to prepare for all of the festive events you’ll be attending during this holiday season- or to welcome in the New Year healthier than ever before.
Don’t let your questions keep you from finding out about all of our amazing facial peel options, such as the AlphaHydroxy or Lactic Peels. No matter what your skin type, or condition you’re trying to improve, we can help you get the results you want just in time for the holiday cheer.