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How Do Chemical Face Peels Work? February 8, 2018

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How Do Chemical Face Peels Work?, Hartford, Connecticut

As we get older, dead skin cells become more difficult to shed, leaving one’s complexion dull and discolored. Chemical face peels resurface the skin by removing the dead layer and replacing it with healthy, glowing skin. Below, the caring staff at the office of Lauren A, Daman MD PC in Hartford, CT, discusses everything you need to know about chemical face peels and how they work.

A Guide to Chemical Face Peels

What Types of Chemical Face Peels Are There?

chemical face peelsSeveral kinds of peels can be used to improve the texture and appearance of your skin. Glycolic peels produce the deepest exfoliation to rejuvenate aging skin. Lactic peels are recommended for clients with dry or sensitive skin, and beta peels can be used to treat acne. There are also pigment-balancing peels designed to reduce the appearance of dark spots.

What Does the Process Entail?

Chemical peeling agents induce a controlled wound to remove the dead layers of the skin and stimulate the growth of a fresh top layer. While the actual procedure varies depending on the type of peel, the skin is first prepped with a medical degreaser to remove any oils. The specialist will then add the chemical agent to the skin, where it remains for about five minutes. While there may be a slight stinging reaction, it typically goes away after a few minutes. Peeling then lasts a few days after the procedure as the skin heals.

What Are the Benefits?

Chemical peels promote the growth of a healthy skin layer to treat various types of skin problems. These include facial lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven texture, and skin impurities. They can also reduce the effects of sun damage and leave your skin more youthful and vibrant.

If you crave fresh, flawless skin, a chemical face peel may be the answer. When you’re ready to schedule your first session, turn to the leading dermatologists at the office of Lauren A. Daman MD PC in Hartford, CT. They provide a wide range of medical and cosmetic skin care services, including scar removal, microdermabrasion, and BOTOX®. Contact them today at (860) 246-3533 or visit their website to learn more. 

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