Looking for a skin rejuvenation treatment that can address small fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and sun damage without the need for surgery, injections, or extensive downtime? You may want to consider a chemical peel.
We’re proud to offer this popular aesthetic treatment at our Forest location, Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology. Our practice is committed to providing patients in the Lynchburg, Hardy, and Forest areas with comprehensive and effective aesthetic treatments. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a chemical peel consultation, contact Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a rejuvenation technique that can be used to improve the health and appearance of skin on the face, hands, and neck. It utilizes the power of carefully chosen chemicals to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Over time, this treatment causes the uppermost layer of the skin to peel off, revealing younger, healthier-looking skin underneath.
Chemical peels can be used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Acne and blemishes
- Acne scars
- Minor wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
This treatment can also be used to improve overall skin texture, tone, and health. Dead skin cells and debris often become trapped at the surface of the skin — a chemical peel is a great way to exfoliate away these impurities and give patients smoother, healthier skin.
The strength of each chemical peel determines exactly what cosmetic issues are addressed: minor peels can subtly enhance skin health and refresh the patient’s appearance, while deeper peels can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration.
Before treatment, each peel is specially tailored to meet each individual’s cosmetic goals and skin health. While superficial peels often have a short, minor period of downtime, deeper peels feature a longer recovery period.
When compared to other cosmetic treatments, chemical peels are one of the most effective and least invasive ways to rejuvenate the skin. They are fast and relatively inexpensive ways to promote collagen growth. As additional collagen is formed, the treatment area becomes tighter and more evenly colored than before, promoting long-term skin health and wellness.
While nearly anyone can undergo a chemical peel, these treatments are typically best suited for individuals with light haired and fair skinned individuals. This is because chemical peels can sometimes cause scarring or pigmentation issues in people with darker skin. They can also not be undergone by individuals with active skin diseases or infections.
If you’re interested in experiencing the cosmetic and medical benefits of a chemical peel, contact Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today. We can answer any questions you may have, address any of your concerns, and schedule your initial consultation appointment.