When you live in sunny South Florida, we’ve all had occasions when we’ve gotten too much sun with too little protection, and we end up peeling a few days later.
Those types of peels aren’t good for your skin in any way. And, if they are severe enough, every peeling burn doubles your odds of getting melanoma later in life.
But at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists, we offer peels that are good for your skin — chemical peels. They simply give your skin’s natural exfoliation process a little help.
What are chemical peels?
You don’t think of it this way, but our skin is the largest organ in the human body. Unlike just about all the other organs, however, the skin is constantly exposed. It takes a beating from the sun, wind, and the environment. This abuses the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, leaving it dull and damaged. To remove these cells, the skin is constantly shedding, clinically known as exfoliation.
Chemical peels simply give your exfoliation process a boost. Peels break down some of the bonds in the outer layer of the skin, removing older cells so that younger, healthier skin cells can show themselves. In the process, age spots, acne scars, fine lines, dead skin cells, and other imperfections are peeled away. The purpose of a peel is to erase imperfections and improve skin tone and texture.
Chemical peels aren’t new. Cleopatra is thought to have been the first proponent. She used sour milk as the peeling agent. Like Cleopatra, we use lactic acid as one of the peeling agents in our superficial chemical peels at our CRS Medspa.
What skin problems can be improved with chemical peels?
At CRS, we use chemical peels to improve a variety of skin conditions:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Texture issues
- Pigmentation problems
- Age spots
- Acne and acne scars
- Scaly patches
Chemical peels are not meant to address issues such as sagging skin or deep lines and creases.
At our CRS Medspa, we offer both superficial and medium strength chemical peels. When you come see us, we can examine your skin and help you decide which or our four peel options is right for your needs.
Interested in helping your exfoliation along with a chemical peel? Call us at CRS, (954) 533-8029, to make an appointment.