Who does not desire a flawless complexion? If you do, the Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington has the answer. They will help you reduce and even eliminate hyperpigmentation spots, aging skin, acne and -scars. How can this be achieved? The experts at the Goldman Vein institute recommend a medical peel.
- What Are Medical Peels/Chemical Peels?
A medical peel, also known as a chemical peel, is a procedure that removes the upper damaged outer layers of the skin at an accelerated speed, thus making room for the new, smoother skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The result is an enhanced and smoother skin texture.
- Chemical Peels for Acne
Chemical peeling is a widely used procedure in the management of acne and acne scarring:
- The Jessner Peel
This procedure blends Alpha and Beta-Hydroxy acids with resorcinol. In the hands of our skin experts, this is a safe and effective peel with minimal discomfort. It eliminates or reduces the appearance of acne blemishes and scars, even improving the skin’s pigmentation and making the skin smoother.
- Different Types of Chemical Peels
There are three types of chemical peels; each one using a different chemical solution:
- Light Chemical Peel
It typically includes a mixture of alpha and beta hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate the skin and are helpful in reducing mild acne scars, fine lines, and sun-damaged skin. Since the light chemical peel also unclogs pores, it is appropriate for the treatment of acne. This peel can be performed monthly.
- Medium Chemical Peel
This peel penetrates the skin more deeply. It involves the application of a high percentage of trichloroacetic acid, which removes the dull and damaged layers of the skin, reducing the appearance of mild acne scarring, wrinkles, sun damage and uneven pigmentation. Results can be maintained by undergoing the procedure every three to six months.
- Deep Chemical Peel
This chemical peel uses phenol and reaches the deepest layers of skin. It is designed to address more serious skin imperfections. It requires a single treatment and is designed for the treatment of coarse wrinkles, pre-cancerous growths, scars and severely sun-damaged skin. Dramatic results, which lasts for years, can be achieved.
The Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington also offers the following chemical peels:
- The Organic Passion Peptide Peel:
It combines an organic infusion of blends with active ingredients to rebalance dull, tired skin.
- The TCA Orange Peel:
This rejuvenating chemical peel diminishes the signs of sun damage and aging, providing visible results with a single treatment.
- The Jessner Peel:
This peel addresses discolored skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, and is highly effective for acne-prone skin.
- The Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels reveal brighter, younger-looking skin by gently removing the outer layer of dead skin. It stimulates new cell and healthy skin production. In short, medical peels provide our patients with fresh, clean, and youthful skin. The benefits are numerous:
- It improves the skin’s color, clarity, tone, and texture,
- It stimulates new collagen and healthy skin cell growth,
- It results in a radiant complexion,
- It reduces the discoloration caused by sun damage,
- It helps to clear up breakouts, and
- It smoothes away the look of fine lines.
- Microdermabrasion Vs Chemical Peels
Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are both procedures in which the skin is exfoliated to improve the appearance of skin imperfections.
- Microdermabrasionworks best for superficial skin imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles.
- Chemical peelsare most effective on serious skin problems such as deep wrinkles and scars.
- The Pros and Cons of Chemical Peels
- It reduces wrinkles by “tightening” the skin: a brilliant way to reduce the fine lines around the mouth and crow’s feet near the eyes, without resorting to Botox.
- It reduces uneven skin pigmentation by removing only the top layers of skin. The result is a reduction in the appearance of age spots, freckles and dark patches. You look more youthful by the brighter skin underneath that is revealed.
- It won’t work on very severe wrinkles. So, if you’re hoping to look 10 years younger after a chemical peel, unfortunately – you won’t.
- It may cause uneven skin pigmentation. In some cases, they can temporarily or sometimes permanently remove skin pigmentation; leaving lighter patches behind. Lighter skinned people may not notice these effects as much as those with a darker skin tone. However, keep this common risk in mind.
- The Long-Term Effects of Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is generally safe and promotes collagen production which causes your skin to appear fuller, and younger. While there are disadvantages, the advantages far outweigh them – particularly for those suffering from severe skin problems, such as acne or acne scarring. Most people that have had chemical peels report they would have it again because of the overall improvement of their skin’s surface and the younger fresher look the entire procedure brought about. The discomforts often associated with a chemical peel are temporary and subside rather quickly.
There are 3 areas in which peels may cause long term damage:
- Using a peel too often
If you don’t allow your skin to heal properly, this can lead to a very uneven skin texture.
- Not letting your skin heal properly
A peel is not exactly a surgical procedure, but you do need to allow your body to heal itself. Which means adding moisturizer immediately afterwards, and periodically throughout the next day.
- Using a deep peel
A deep peel (usually phenol/carbolic acid) is strong stuff. You should leave this up to a professional – it’s not for home use.
- How Many Chemical Peels for Acne Scars?
A deep chemical peel could resurface the treated skin enough to eliminate the appearance of acne scars. However, with some patients, more than one treatment may be necessary. Discuss the matter with the experts at the Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington.
- What Does a Chemical Peel Do?
A chemical peel will smooth and enhance the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, and acne.
- Are Chemical Peels Bad for Your Skin?
When administered by qualified experts, they are not bad for your skin. In fact, they improve the appearance of your skin by helping to repair the visible damage on the surface of the skin.
However, there are inherent risks, such as using a peel too often or not letting your skin heal properly. It should also be obvious that you should only consult with those expert in performing medial peels. After all, it is your appearance that is at stake.
- Do Chemical Peels Help with Wrinkles?
A chemical peel removes the “dead” upper layer of the skin and promotes collagen production which causes your skin to appear fuller and younger. Your skin comes back healthier and stronger, improving the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet around the mouth and eyes.
- How Often Should You Have a Chemical Peel to Maintain the Results?
You should discuss the frequency of your chemical peels with your esthetician. Generally speaking, mild chemical peels can be done every 6 to 8 weeks to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture.
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