The anti-aging benefits of chemical peels


As we age, it's not just our skin that shows the signs. We may start to feel like we're losing our youthful energy and vitality. One way to help turn back the hands of time is to get a chemical peel. Chemical peels can help improve the appearance of your skin by reducing wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars. They can also help improve the texture of your skin by making it smoother and softer.


What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes the dead skin cells to peel off and reveals new, younger-looking skin underneath.

How Does it Work?
The new skin is typically smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Peels are categorized by depth: superficial, medium, or deep. The depth of the peel will determine how long it takes for the new skin to heal and how long the results will last.

Superficial peels are often called lunchtime peels because they can be done in less than an hour with little or no discomfort and no anesthesia is required. Medium peels usually take about 30 minutes and may require anesthesia. Deep peels take 60 minutes or more and require anesthesia.

There are different types of chemical solutions that can be used for a chemical peel. The most common are glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol.

Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and other fruit acids. It is used for superficial peels. TCA is an intermediary between glycolic acid and phenol and can be used for medium depth peeling. Phenol is derived from coal tar and is used for deep peeling.

What Are The Benefits?
Chemical peels have a number of benefits, including improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduced age spots and pigmentation changes, improved clarity and texture of the skin, as well as decreased pore size. In addition, peels can also help reduce acne breakouts by unclogging pores.
Phenol peels offer the longest-lasting results but are also associated with more side effects such as prolonged redness, swelling, itching, burning sensation, crusting, scarring, changes in skin color (hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation), as well as rare but serious side effects such as infection or allergic reaction.


If you're looking for a way to turn back the hands of time, a chemical peel may be right for you. Chemical peels can help improve the appearance of your skin by reducing wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and more. They can also help improve the texture of your skin by making it smoother and softer. Talk to your doctor about which type of peel is right for you.

You may also like View all