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Can A Chemical Peel Reverse Sun Damage?

Posted in Beauti-Med Tips


Sun damage is an example of getting too much of a good thing. Sunlight helps the body produce energy and supports important biological processes, but too much exposure can lead to skin damage that can be hard to treat and can increase the risk for serious health issues.

Chemical Peel

There are many products and treatments promising to correct sun damage, and many people are finding that using a chemical peel can help reverse sun damage and restore their natural appearance.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels aren’t new; they’ve been used to successfully treat a variety of skin problems such as acne, dry skin, and pigmentation. They can be used by people of all ages and can be a vital part of a healthy skin care regimen.

The treatment involves the application of a solution to the skin, which can vary in strength depending upon the your goals and skin condition. The glycolic acid peel is a low-strength treatment that’s ideal for mild cases of wrinkles, discoloration, and acne.

For more serious skin problems, you may use a peel that uses tricholoacetic acid. This requires a slightly longer recovery time, but it helps treat deeper lines and darker discoloration.

Other peels are available, and your doctor can help you choose the one that will work best for your skin.

Treating Sun Damage

To treat mild cases of skin damage from sun exposure, you may need to use a series of chemical peel treatments. Deep chemical peels that use a stronger solution are usually applied once.

A glycolic acid peel reaches underneath the superficial layers of the skin. It targets and separates damaged skin cells in order to promote the generation of collagen tissue.

Because sun damage affects the DNA of the cells, using chemical peels is more effective for reversing long-term damage from sun exposure than other treatments.

What to Consider When Getting Chemical Peels

In order to get the best possible results, you need to choose an aesthetics professional who has experience in applying chemical peels.

The length of application influences the results you achieve, and you need to select the right treatment to avoid any further damage to your skin.

The chemical peel helps break down and remove the dead skin cells. But you should also supplement the treatment with the appropriate skin care.

You can use a topical anti-oxidant to minimize the development of future wrinkles and loss of volume from free radical damage, and if  you continue to expose yourself to the sun for long periods of time, be sure to have a high-quality sunscreen to use each day. Your doctor can show you which ones will work best to maintain and enhance the results of your chemical peel.

You can take steps to protect yourself from sun damage by limiting exposure and taking care of your skin over time. Chemical peels help reverse the damage from years of sun exposure and restore your natural and healthy skin. Talk to us today about what they can do for you!

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