Exfoliating Rejuvenation for Marco Island and Naples, Florida
Years of exposure to sunlight, as well as the typical changes that occur in aging skin, can cause the development of wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, and persistent redness. Acne can cause breakouts that lead to scarring, and even the natural accumulation of dead skin cells can create a dull look instead of a vibrant one. All of these problems—and more—may be addressed by chemical peels in Naples and Marco Island at Skin Wellness Physicians.
Chemical peels are ideal treatments for anyone who wants to improve the look and health of their skin. The Skin Wellness Physicians team uses SkinCeuticals and VI Peels—two options that have proven to be effective and safe.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a specially made solution applied to the surface of the skin, where it works to break the connective bonds with the layer below. Unlike scrubs or brushes that exfoliate, peels more consistently and evenly remove the dead skin cells that can clog pores, reveal lines and marks, and dim a youthful glow. The result of a chemical peel is skin flaking or "peeling" away in the following days, uncovering the layer beneath. This “younger” skin is smoother, more evenly toned, and vibrant. The treatment also encourages a process known as cell turnover, in which older cells are replaced by younger, healthier, more vital ones.
What Can Chemical Peels Address?
Signs of aging, sun damage, and certain conditions can be minimized with a chemical peel. Many patients seek out the treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, uneven tone, and even acne. It also serves to improve skin's radiance.
While chemical peels are commonly applied to the face, they are also effective rejuvenating treatments for several other areas that are commonly exposed to the sun, easily visible, and routinely seen. Talk to the Skin Wellness Physicians team about peels for the neck, chest, and hands.
What is a Chemical Peel Session Like in Florida?
Chemical peels vary in intensity, depending on the formula's acidic strength and the depth of the treatment. Though there are variations within both SkinCeuticals and VI Peels, they all work in the same general way. Stronger peels may require a pretreatment application of a topical numbing cream to reduce sensation in the skin, making the session more comfortable. Many patients report a tingling sensation as the solution works its way into and below the surface. After a designated amount of time, the solution will neutralized.
What Happens After a Chemical Peel Session?
Your skin may look red and feel sensitive—similar to a sunburn—for about three to five days after a peel. Side effects tend to increase along with the strength and intensity of the chemical peel. Some of the more acidic options can produce swelling and blistering, both of which are temporary. For the deepest peels, it is sometimes necessary for the patient to wear bandages while recovering.
Once the peeling starts, it can last for one to two weeks. As the old skin flakes away, the new skin will be especially sensitive to ultraviolet radiation. While sunscreen is always important, it is vital to wear it to protect newly photosensitive skin.
Options Beyond Chemical Peels in Florida
Other available skin rejuvenating cosmetic treatments include dermaplaning, HydraFacial®, and microneedling, all of which work to restore a naturally healthy glow to the face. Discover which option is best for you at Skin Wellness Physicians.