The human skin is amazing. It has the phenomenal ability of being able to protect the body from external particles. It helps the body retain moisture, and it also serves as a temperature gauge. If the body gets too hot, your skin will produce perspiration; and if your body gets too cold, your skin will take steps to help your body retain heat.
Although there are a lot of things that your skin can do and can protect you from, it is not impervious to damage. In fact, things like constant exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause serious damage to your skin. It can cause the collagen, elastin and other proteins within your skin to break down. This can leave you with skin that is wrinkled, that lacks luster and that sags.
Thankfully, there are cosmetic procedures available to help you protect your skin. One of these procedures is a chemical peel. Peels are treatments that use an acid to remove the damaged layers of skin. Depending on the depth of the chemical peel, different types of acids are used. Some lighter forms of acid are used to provide a very light exfoliation to the skin. Others can be used to provide a medium or a deep skin peel.
The more serious the condition you are looking to treat, the deeper the peel needs to go. At the end of the day, a chemical peel not only enhances the appearance of your skin, but it can also make your skin look and feel smoother. Your skin will have a texture that will make you want to touch it.
Chemical peels have been used by the rich and famous for many years as a way to reverse wrinkles, address skin pigmentation issues and remove some unwanted blemishes. They are a powerful tool that exfoliates the outer layers of skin, forcing your body to bring healthier, more attractive, more vibrant skin to the forefront.
Interestingly, chemical peels are not a newly discovered treatment mechanism. In fact, the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians used peels to improve the beauty of their skin. One of the reasons why people like chemical peels today is because of how quickly they can offer long-term results.
A good candidate for a chemical peel is someone who does not like the way their skin looks. At the same time, they need to have a realistic expectation of what the procedure can do. While these peels can enhance the appearance of your skin, they are not a replacement for surgical procedures like a facelift.
Chemical peels have helped millions of individuals smooth out their wrinkles, get rid of age spots, reverse sun damage and address acne scars. To see if this treatment can benefit you, schedule a consultation at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago. Contact us today to book your appointment!