The Clear Benefits of Chemical Peels

If the skin on your face, neck, or hands looks dull, dry, rough, and wrinkled, you may be looking for a skin transformation, but not one that includes painful surgery. A chemical peel can enhance your skin’s appearance and minimize many types of skin imperfections. It’s scientifically proven to rejuvenate not only your epidermis, the outermost layer of your skin that everyone sees, but also several layers beneath it. 

Board-certified Dr. Jack Hensel Jr., with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, performs chemical peels regularly for many of his patients who want more radiant skin without undergoing plastic surgery. The peel exfoliates dead skin cells, removing old skin and stimulating new skin cell growth. 

Chemical peels come in three varieties: superficial, medium, and deep. Each covers numerous skin problems. Dr. Hensel customizes the peel to your individual needs. 

What skin conditions does a chemical peel treat? 

One reason chemical peels are so popular is because they can treat a wide variety of skin imperfections at the same time, saving you time and money. A chemical peel can improve all of the following conditions:  

Benefits of chemical peels

Chemical peels have numerous benefits, making them one of the most popular aesthetic procedures that improve the skin’s appearance. Here are some of the many benefits of chemical peels.

Stimulate the production of new collagen 

Collagen is the magic word in skin treatments. It’s a key protein in your skin that keeps it soft, smooth, and supple. Your body produces less collagen as you age. It’s a natural part of the aging process, and it’s a primary reason why your face looks older as you get older – wrinkles appear, your cheeks begin to sag, and your face may have discolorations, often called age spots. The exfoliation that occurs during a chemical peel helps your skin create new collagen, leaving your skin with a radiant glow.  

Reduce sun damage and age spots

Keeping a youthful appearance as you age can improve self-confidence. Besides, no one wants to look older than their age. If sun damage from trips to the beach have caused premature wrinkles and rough skin texture, you’re likely seeking a way to refresh your skin. Chemical peels often use use glycolic acid produced from sugar cane to improve sun damaged skin; the peel   improves the tone and texture of your skin, smoothing away the roughness and reducing skin discoloration caused by too much sun. 

Reduce the appearance of acne and surgical scars

The new skin formed from a chemical peel gives your face a smoother appearance, minimizing scars. You no longer have to feel that scars from acne or surgery are the first thing people see when they look at you. 

Help treat acne breakouts

If you’re still bothered by acne, a series of superficial chemical peels can help clear up your skin. Salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid in the peel, can reach deep into your pores and clean out the dead cells inside that contain oil and bacteria. 

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles 

Because the chemical peel stimulates the growth of new collagen, your fine lines and wrinkles are less visible after the treatment. Your skin is smoother, taking years off your appearance. 

Call Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center today at 843-970-1859 or use our online booking tool for all of your aesthetic needs.

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