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Ready to peel away the winter dryness? Restore your glow with a chemical peel. Because the winter weather is typically colder and dry due to less moisture in the air, skin becomes dehydrated and cracked. Chemical peels are designed to remove dry and damaged skin from your face. It enhances skin glow and radiance by inducing production of new collagen and stimulating new healthy skin cell growth.

What happens during a chemical peel?

During a chemical peel, an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. Doctors apply alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), trichloraceptic acid (TCA), or phenol solutions to the hand or facial areas. The person performing your peel will clean the skin thoroughly before applying the solution to small areas of your skin. The solutions create “controlled wounds,” allowing new skin to emerge in its place.

What happens after a chemical peel?

After treatment, your skin will look sunburned. Peeling starts with redness, then moves to scaling. Depending on the type of chemical peel, peeling can last from 7-14 days. You’ll need to avoid the sun for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

  • Chemical peels remove the outer layer of your skin that has been exposed to toxins, dry conditions, and other factors that may have damaged your skin.
  • Chemical peels can reduce acne scars as well as clearing up breakouts.
  • They can improve the skin’s color, clarity, tone, and texture.
  • They help increase hydration of the skin.

 

A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin, and the procedure takes less than an hour to perform. So, ready for fresh, rejuvenated looking skin? Contact The Lett Center today at 615-443-0901 to find out which chemical peel is right for you!