Fine lines and wrinkles on the face are caused by aging skin that no longer contains enough collagen, brittle skin that no longer holds moisture and environmentally damaged skin. Various cosmetic treatments are available, but chemical peels are among the most efficient at diminishing the visual signs of aging.
A peel treatment removes the epidermis, and the body responds by accelerating the process of creating a new skin layer. This tissue production is accompanied by the creation of more collagen and elastin. A peel at our office can be custom-designed to suit the needs of the individual. Some peel treatments target deeper-level discolorations, such as acne scars.
Types of Chemical Peels
A light peel treatment, sometimes known as a superficial peel, is a simple procedure that uses a mild solution to remove the epidermis. This type of peel is often used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A medium-depth peel uses a stronger solution, and this is usually allowed to remain on the skin for a longer period of time. Recovery time is a bit longer with this type of treatment. A deeper peel treats more pronounced discolorations, such as dark freckles or injury scars. This peel treatment may require a longer downtime, depending on the situation.
Which Peel Treatment is Best?
These treatments are not one-size-fits-all. We consult with our client and examine the face closely to determine whether a mild peel will be effective in creating a smooth layer of epidermis. This is the peel we recommend most for those whose main concern is fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet and smile lines. Deeper wrinkles that have become set may require a deeper peel treatment or some other type of cosmetic procedure altogether.
The process of creating a new, smoother epidermal layer will take some time, but the results are long-lasting. Most of our clients report satisfactory results for a long time. These peels can be repeated in the comfort of our office for ongoing benefits.
Advantages of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a great alternative to harsh abrasive procedures. The team at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Medispa is here to answer your questions and concerns about chemical peels. During a consultation at our office in Naperville, you can learn how this simple cosmetic treatment can help you get rid of those annoying fine lines and wrinkles. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!