Treating Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Chemical Peels

Sometimes over the counter anti-aging products and even microdermabrasion treatments do not work to reduce or erase fine lines and wrinkles on your face. When microdermabrasion treatments do not produce desired results, then your other options might include:chemical peels or more invasive procedures such injected fillers or cosmetic surgery.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures, dating back to ancient Egypt and Rome. People have been using chemical peels to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and obtain that healthy, radiant and youthful appearance that comes with the final result of a chemical peel. Today, you have three different types of chemical peels that you and your doctor can choose from. You have light, medium and deep chemical peels. You and your dermatologist will decide which type is best for you, your skin condition and your lifestyle. Deep chemical peels take much longer to heal than the other two.

A chemical peel is made up of a liquid solution. This solution may hurt a little when first applied; the major complaint is a burning sensation, but this only lasts a short time. The solution removes the top layers of the facial dermis, or skin, and reveals a new layer of fresh and vibrant skin. The top layer is dead skin. You can have a chemical peel for your fine lines and wrinkles and various other skin issues.

Treatment of Fine Lines and Wrinkles with a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel for reducing or even erasing fine lines is an excellent choice for you if you have tried other methods of eliminating fine lines and wrinkles with no success. Depending on the type of chemical peel you have, you can expect the treatment to last 30 minutes for the light chemical peel procedure and up to several hours for the deep chemical peel. Light chemical peels only take a few days to completely heel; medium chemical peel procedures may take a week to heal, and deep chemical peels for fine lines; and wrinkles may take a month to fully heal.

Regardless of which chemical peel is used on your face, once it has healed, you will see a smooth face and a dramatically improved skin tone. You will notice smaller pores and have a more youthful and radiant looking glow. You will notice many desired results even before the face has completely healed. Once the healing process is totally completed, you will see the full dramatic results more clearly.

Benefits of Having a Chemical Peel for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The number one benefit of having a chemical peel is the reduction or elimination of fine line and wrinkles, but there are other benefits that will occur at the same time. When you have a chemical peel, your skin will be healthier overall, and the peel, like microdermabrasion, works to stimulate the growth of healthy new skin cells, as well as collagen production. This gives the skin a more radiant and youthful appearance. Age spots will be faded if not completely eliminated, as well as any skin blotches you may have had before the chemical peel. Overall, a chemical peel will give your skin restored healthy, radiant and youthful looking and feeling skin.