A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. This procedure is extremely beneficial for a variety of different skin conditions such as hyper pigmentation, acne, sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels reduce the build up of dead skin cells and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin by accelerating the natural skin turn over process. There are a variety of different chemical peels ranging from a mild vitamin E peel to a more extreme Medical grade TCA peels which can only be done under a physicians supervision. The procedure usually takes 30 minutes to complete and clients normally begin the peeling process 2-3 days after the treatment. The amount of peeling depend so the depth of the chemical peel and can last for up to 5 days. For optimal results and depending on clients skin care concerns an average of 3-5 chemical peels spaced one month apart may be recommended. Chemical peels can also be used in conjunction with a photofacial to increase collagen production and target the sun damage at the deeper layers of the skin.
To find out more about chemical peels in San Diego and Carlsbad, call Avalon Laser today.