As women, we know that an upcoming ‘event’ is no small affair. The occasion may only last a few hours, but the photos taken will be around a lifetime, and (in our Facebook/Instagram –obsessed world) published for everyone to see. Understandably, those images should capture you looking your best. So you plan each detail of our appearance accordingly.
As the group shots and selfies go digital, however, reality sets in:
- Do I look that old?
- Where did those wrinkles pop up from?
- How does my complexion make me look so much more tired than I actually feel?
Was it the lighting? Perhaps the color we wore or how our foundation was applied?
If you are looking to reduce or get rid of fine lines and wrinkles while restoring your skin’s youthful glow from within, it’s time to give chemical peels a try.
Who are Chemical Peels for?
Both men and women of all ages can reap the many benefits of chemical peels. Sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles are the most common complexion issues that peels are used to target. However, non-aging related problems such as acne, clogged pores, scarring and hyper-pigmentation are also greatly reduced and even eliminated with the help of chemical peels.
How do Chemical Peels work?
- Alphahydroxy acids (AHA) and
- Betahydroxy acids (BHA).
That’s because they are commonly used in anti-aging creams that may be sitting in your beauty bag now. In peels, these compounds are more concentrated, resulting in much more dramatic results than your average anti-wrinkle cream. This is why you should only visit a licensed, medically trained professional to have it applied.
So will your face “peel off”?
No. After the solution is applied, it gently dissolves the skin’s first outer layers. This triggers the healing process and new tissue produces a clearer, smoother complexion. In other words, peels are a lot like a ‘restart button’ for your face.
Will it hurt?
Isn't it expensive?
However, since typical treatments deliver lasting results between significant spans of time, peels can average the same amount you would spend on top-of-the-line skin care products, while offering more dramatic results after just a few days.
I just don’t have the time
The mildest peels require no recovery time at all, and in fact people will often ask for them on the day of a special event to brighten their skin. While stronger peels may cause irritation lasting approximately 5 days, people typically continue with their normal, daily activities immediately following the procedure with no problems.