How cosmetic dermatology procedures like Chemical Peels can produce radiant skin for residents in Toronto
Searching for ways to maintain youth and beauty is not new to our era. In fact, Cleopatra was said to have bathed in milk to help keep her skin looking youthful and radiant. Luckily, today there are proven methods to take years off the skin and enjoy more youthful glow. Chemical peels are composed of Alpha HydroxyAcid, a natural fruit acid that works by removing the upper layers of dead skin and stimulates the production of newer, healthier skin cells. Peels vary, depending on strength. The stronger the chemical and the longer it stays on the skin, the deeper the level of peel achieved.
Mild chemical peels are usually composed of up to 70% glycolic acid and cause superficial peeling. They can be completed in around 15 minutes and require very little recovery time. Glycolic peels can help with signs of aging, sun damage, and discoloration on the skin.
Medium to deep peels remove several layers of skin, producing dramatic results, but require much longer healing time. They are effective at treating conditions like actinic keratosis, wrinkling, scarring, and acne. Deep peels usually require approximately thirty minutes. Patients will have redness and flaking on the treatment area. The skin should be fully recovered within a few weeks.
The procedure for a chemical peel treatment is similar regardless of the type of peel. The treatment area is cleansed to remove any makeup or lotions that could interfere with the peel.
Chemical peels are effective at treating the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun spots
- Acne scars
- Age spots
Chemical peels are a very versatile cosmetic procedure. Their strength, and time spent on the skin, allow dermatologists to customize the treatment for each individual.
At Cosmetic Dermatology on Bloor, we will work with you to determine the best type of chemical peel to help you achieve a radiant skin. We also offer a variety of other cosmetic services including neuromodulators and dermal fillers to help rejuvenate your skin. Call us today to learn more about restoring youth to your skin.
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