What are Chemical Peels?
For many people, the term chemical peel sounds a little bit intimidating. It makes an individual think of a harsh treatment that makes their skin peel completely off. And while it is true that there is some peeling involved in a chemical peel treatment, most chemical peels are very light and provide many benefits for an individual’s skin.
Chemical peels are able to treat many different types of skin conditions. Young adults are often interested in chemical peels in order to treat problems with acne and blemishes on their skin. Older individuals are usually interested in chemical peels in order to treat sun damage and wrinkles. Chemical peels can treat almost anything in between. They can make an individual have fresher, younger-looking skin.
There are many people who use chemical peels on a regular basis in order to have the best-looking skin possible. Some schedule a light chemical peel about once a month in order to get good results. Of course, this is not something that is possible with deeper chemical peels.
The depth of the chemical peel you use is going to depend on the problem you are experiencing as well as other factors. If you would just like to freshen up your skin and have a more vibrant glow, a light chemical peel may be all that you need. If you are trying to get rid of sunspots and treat sun damage, you may need a medium-strength peel.
When you come in for your consultation, we are going to help you decide the best chemical peel treatment for you. In addition to the strength of the chemical peel, the amount of time that it is on your skin is also going to determine how deep it goes.
Another factor that will determine the depth of your chemical peel is how much recovery time you have. If you are just looking for something that is quick and will freshen up your look, a light chemical peel will get rid of the top layers of your skin and will require very little downtime. With a deeper chemical peel, you may need to protect your skin for several days.
Something to note about chemical peels is that they are not for everyone. Even though we have had success using chemical peels on individuals with different skin tones, the best way for you to find out if you would make a good candidate is to schedule a visit at Longevity in Oklahoma City. Contact us today to book your appointment.