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Benefits of a chemical peel

Learn why you should consider a chemical peel today.

While it may come easy to others, some find it difficult to achieve a clear, blemish-free complexion. Whether years of teenage acne, exposure to sun or lack of a regular skincare treatment, there are many factors that could cause wrinkles, discoloration, scars or acne in skin. Improved lifestyle habits, such as following a healthier diet, exercising and practicing a night-and-day skincare regimen can address such concerns, but some people need more help than that. That's where a chemical peel treatment comes into play.

According to Mayo Clinic, a chemical peel is defined as a skin-resurfacing procedure which uses a chemical solution to peel back the damaged top layers of the skin. The result? This layer grows back looking smoother, younger and potentially flawless.

"A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure."

"Turns out good old chemical peels can actually deliver certain skin benefits—like reversing melasma and breakouts— better than high-tech devices," Doris Day, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center told Allure magazine.

A chemical peel may be the answer to your complexion concerns. If you're dealing with acne scarring, skin discoloration or another common flaw in your complexion, consider the following benefits of chemicals peels and why it may be the solution you've been searching for.

Gain flawless skin
Chemical peels offer dramatic improvement in a not-so-satisfying complexion. Remember, this type of therapy isn't only for the face – as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons stated, this minimally invasive procedure can be used to smooth and retexturize the skin on your neck and hands as well. Some of the benefits of undergoing a chemical peel treatment include:

  • Reduced acne and scarring
  • Improved color, tone and texture
  • Stimulated collagen and skin cell growth
  • Eliminated discoloration caused by sun exposure
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrated skin
  • Reduced blotchiness
  • Enhanced youthful glow

Chemical peels are offered at different depths, including light, medium and deep. The higher level you choose, the deeper the chemical peel will work to exfoliate and penetrate beneath the top layer of skin to achieve the greatest results.

Enjoy an option that works with your busy lifestyle
Committing to an invasive surgery isn't as simple as scheduling an appointment and going about your everyday life. Instead, you need to plan to take time off of work to heal and recover after the treatment. With a chemical peel, however, there is no downtime. That means you can go in for an appointment, leave and immediately continue your daily tasks and activities. While there are specific rules and recommendations for seeking the best results – such as staying out of the sun for a certain period of time – you are encouraged to continue working or follow with your regular agenda.

Go back to your normal daily routine after a treatment.

It's a cost-effective choice
As compared to some of the other options for reconstructing your skin, chemical peels are one of the more cost-effective choices. Laser skin resurfacing treatments, for example, range between $1,000 to $2,000, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. On the other hand, the basic cost of chemical peel is closer to $700. While prices are based on the expertise and qualification of the professional performing the treatment, these are the averages to expect. Despite such a broad range, chemical peels have known to be just as effective as laser resurfacing treatments. For the greatest results, you can go back for an additional chemical peel treatment.

Are you interested in experiencing the gorgeous youthful shine that comes with trying a chemical peel? Maryland Plastic Surgery has you covered. Over the last decade, the Maryland Plastic Surgery PURE MedSpa has perfected this treatment. Our professionals have conquered the art of providing better-looking skin with much less recovery time.

If you're ready to reveal your flawless complexion, schedule your consultation at Maryland Plastic Surgery today.

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