Chemical Peel

What Are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

If you want your skin to feel brand new, a chemical peel is a go-to choice.

In short, a chemical peel is a type of exfoliation treatment. This treatment works via a chemical solution that is applied to the skin that prompts the skin’s outer layers to peel off. As those damaged outer layers are shed, they give way to healthier layers of skin underneath.

At Curated Medical, we take a science-based, gentle-on-skin approach to every procedure, with a focus on minimizing downtime and helping you feel your best. In this article, we’ll break down the key benefits of chemical peels.

Benefits of a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel can improve texture and smooth out uneven skin tones. It can help with many skin concerns, including:

  • Age spots: These spots are caused by overactive pigment cells and are made more noticeable via sun exposure. Chemical peels can help decrease the appearance of age spots by shedding the outer layer of skin, which is where age spots tend to be most visible.
  • Acne: The exfoliation component of a chemical peel removes dead skin cells as well as excess oil, which can help clear your pores and reduce acne.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation happens when you experience darker patches of skin that don’t match the rest of your complexion. Hyperpigmentation can be reduced by a chemical peel’s removal of the top (and most noticeably darker) layer of skin. 
  • Rough skin: Exfoliation speeds up cell turnover, which encourages the growth of new, more vibrant skin cells in place of rougher skin shed during the peel. 
  • Melasma: This form of hyperpigmentation is characterized by gray or brown patches on the face. Melasma is often caused by sun damage or hormonal changes, like those caused by pregnancy. By removing the skin’s top layer, chemical peels can drastically reduce or even fully eliminate melasma when done with the right skin care home regimen. 
  • Dull complexion: Thanks to the sun, aging, and the elements, skin can become dull over time. However, chemical peels help you shed that dull skin to make way for softer, healthier skin underneath.   
  • Wrinkles or fine lines: Chemical peels minimize the appearance of wrinkles by exfoliating the layers of skin most visibly affected by fine lines and aging. Peels also stimulate collagen growth, which can create a more youthful and plump look.
  • Scars: Depending on how deep a scar is, its appearance may be drastically minimized by a chemical peel. This is because the peel removes the outermost scarred layers of the skin.
  • Uneven skin tone: Chemical peels promote a more uniform skin tone by stimulating new skin growth and collagen. This leads to a more equal distribution of melanin across the face.  

Results of a Chemical Peel Can Include:

  • Smoother skin texture
  • Even skin tone
  • Diminished appearance of wrinkles or fine lines
  • Decreased acne and scarring

How Chemical Peels Compare to Other Skincare Treatments

A chemical peel is just one of several popular types of exfoliation treatments. Which one is right for you depends on your skin goals and schedule.

Traditional Chemical Peel vs BioRePeel

BioRePeel is a peel treatment formulated to ensure that your skin only peels slightly – or not at all. The recovery time is just 2-3 days. With traditional chemical peels, peeling is significant, and recovery time is longer. BioRePeel is administered in a series of four treatments over about a month, so it can require more office visits than a traditional peel. However, it’s an excellent option for patients looking for minimal recovery time.

Traditional Chemical Peel vs DiamondGlow Facial

The DiamondGlow facial uses a diamond-tipped wand for microdermabrasion. You won’t experience any flaking after a DiamondGlow treatment. DiamondGlow has a shorter recovery time than medium or deep options, but treatments are more frequent.

Traditional Chemical Peel vs Microneedling Treatment

Microneedling uses tiny exfoliating needles to create small holes in your outermost layer of skin. The procedure penetrates deeper than chemical peels but doesn’t remove layers of skin. While the procedures offer many similar benefits, chemical peels tend to be more effective for patients who want to reduce dark spots.

Say Hello to Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin

Chemical peels can deliver beautiful results that transform your confidence and your complexion. If you live in the Scottsdale, AZ, area, contact Curated Medical today to book a consultation for a chemical peel. 

Our experienced skincare experts will address your concerns and create a custom-tailored plan of action. You deserve your skin at its best. A smoother, more radiant glow is around the corner.

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