With the new year, you may find yourself taking a closer look at your skin, and you may not like what you see. Age, stress levels, habits, and even factors like pollution can all take a toll on the skin’s appearance. If you’re not pleased with your skin’s health and aesthetics, then it may be time to tackle those issues for a fresh start. While there are many treatments that can be helpful in anti-aging and skin resurfacing, it is sometimes a good idea to start with a gentle and effective treatment like a chemical peel to kickstart your skin’s transformation. Here are some reasons a TCA chemical peel may be a great place to start.
Chemical peels provide intense exfoliation to get rid of dry, damaged skin cells and make way for softer, more hydrated skin. This exfoliation can breathe new life into dull skin, improving overall complexion and encouraging skin to “glow.”
Gentle Procedure and Recovery
Mild peels offer skin rejuvenation with very little downtime, unlike other more invasive treatments. New chemical peels often require no anesthesia during the treatment, and only a few days of redness and peeling. Deeper peels still require anesthesia and more recovery, but can produce significant anti-aging results.
Appropriate for Many Patients
While many treatments offer greater risks (such as hyperpigmentation) to some skin types, there are chemical peels suitable for many different skin types. In addition, chemical peels are great options for adults of all ages. While some people are not candidates for the treatment, the majority of healthy people are eligible to undergo some kind of chemical peel.
Chemical peels are a great way to “reset” your skin and prepare it for other treatments you may be planning. Because light peels are mild and are great for encouraging the formation of a new layer of healthy skin, chemical peels can be a great way to start the year with a “blank slate” and kickstart your skincare plan.
Great for Sensitive Skin
Peels like the Sensi Peel Exfoliating Treatment are mild enough for sensitive skin and darker skin tones, and can improve skin quality with only a tingling sensation during application.
Chemical peels tend to be cheaper than other cosmetic skin treatments, and can be a great way to try out professional skincare options before you go for a more invasive procedure. Remember, though home chemical peels are available, they can be dangerous or provide unsatisfactory results. Choosing a facial plastic surgeon to perform your treatment may have a higher up-front cost, but you will get a much better value, since your safety will be of the utmost importance, and your results will be much more noticeable and even.
Naturally, the most important aspect of any treatment is the result it produces. The effects of chemical peels vary with the type of peel, but all types of peel will improve overall skin tone and quality. Various peels can help with wrinkles, fine lines, rosacea, sun damage, pigmentation issues, and acne.
One of the best things about skin treatments with a board certified facial plastic surgeon is the customizable nature of the process. Chemical peels can range from mild skin refreshers to deep and dramatic anti-aging procedures, and this can be tailored for each patient’s needs and lifestyle. In addition, chemical peels may be combined with other treatments to provide patients with the results they desire.
Not everyone is a candidate for the treatment, which is why it is important to do your research and schedule consultations with board certified facial plastic surgeons. This will allow you to get your candidacy assessed and your questions answered, as well as learn more about the treatments that may be right for you. If you are seeking a skilled provider in Austin, Texas, come to Buckingham Center and meet with acclaimed, board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Buckingham. Dr. Buckingham has the knowledge and skills to help you meet your anti-aging goals with a variety of procedures. Call 512-401-2500 to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Buckingham today.