Chemicals = Better Skin. What?
- Posted on: Apr 15 2021
Even if you’re Usain Bolt, things start to slow down as we get older. Our collagen production slows and our skin sags because of it. Our metabolism slows and we gain weight easier. Our movement slows from a healthy gait to an eventual shuffle (OK, maybe not Usain Bolt there).
Even the turnover of our skin cells doesn’t happen with the same frequency as it did when we were young. This buildup makes the skin wrinkled, blotchy, and can make it appear somewhat drab. A chemical peel with the team at Dr. Lipton’s can force some of those skin cells to shed again, rejuvenating the skin as it did in your younger days.
The goal is to remove the top layers of the skin, exposing unlined, new skin beneath. At Dr. Lipton’s, we typically perform light and medium-depth peels, leaving more aggressive skin procedures to our lasers.
What can be addressed with chemical peels?
- Reduce and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin tone
- Decrease discoloration
- Reduce the appearance of dark areas from pregnancy or birth control pills
- Treat certain forms of acne
- Improve the appearance of minor scars
- Decrease the prominence of sun spots and other sun damage
How do we do chemical peels at Dr. Lipton’s?
The concept behind a chemical peel is to apply a chemical to the skin (usually the face) and then allow that chemical to penetrate the layers of the skin, causing peeling in a few days. The peeling agent breaks down some of the bonds of the outer skin, causing it to slough off both during the peel and for the next few days afterwards.
At your appointment, your skin is first thoroughly cleaned, and your eyes and hair are protected. We then apply the chemical solution to your treatment areas. The solution and its duration on your skin are dependent on the patient’s individual skin conditions. Generally, we use glycolic, salicylic acid, or lactic acid for our light peels. For our medium peels, the agent is usually trichloroacetic acid.
Chemical peels vs. laser resurfacing
We offer both chemical peels and various forms of laser resurfacing at Dr. Lipton’s and believe both areas can benefit our patients. We don’t perform many deep peels any longer, however, due to their involved recovery times and potential for hyperpigmentation.
Why not peel your way to better skin? Call Dr. Lipton at (972) 420-0023 and ask about our chemical peels.
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