Your skin does a fantastic job shielding you from the world, but the effort can leave it looking worn and blemished. If you want to hit the reset button on your skin and get back the healthier, glowing skin you once had, a chemical peel may be just the ticket.
At Los Gatos Dermatology, Dr. Bruce Saal and our team offer chemical peels as part of our wide range of aesthetician services.
Why you should try a peel
To illustrate just how effective a chemical peel can be, we highlight three reasons why we think you should finally try this effective approach to rejuvenating your skin.
Evening things out
Year after year, your skin endures a fair amount of abuse, and the damage can add up. Age spots due to sun exposure, general blotchiness, melasma, freckles, and more turn your once evenly toned skin into a road map of your life.
With a chemical peel, we strip away these surface blemishes and discolorations, providing you with a blank canvas again.
We use the term photoaging to describe the premature aging processes in your skin as a result of exposure to the sun. The sun’s ultraviolet rays break down the connective fibers in your skin and damage skin cells and are responsible for up to 90% of the visible signs of aging in your face.
The first areas to succumb to photoaging are those that are more exposed, such as the skin on your face. And given the sunny climate here in California, your face is exposed to the sun year-round.
With a chemical peel, we can tackle the fine lines and wrinkles that develop because of photoaging, especially those that develop where your skin is more sensitive, such as around your mouth and eyes.
A brighter complexion
Your skin can become duller and rougher with time due to exposure, environmental toxins, and simple aging.
If you feel that your skin is dull and lackluster, a chemical peel can clear away the tired skin cells to give you a more youthful glow and brighter complexion. It can also clear away rough skin, leaving you with the softer skin of your youth.
Choosing a chemical peel
There are different degrees of chemical peels, generally categorized as light, medium, and deep.
With a light peel, we clear away the outermost layer of your skin. We can perform this procedure during your lunch break, as there’s no downtime afterward.
With a medium peel, we not only clear the outermost layer, but also the upper part of the middle layer of your skin. Since this peel goes a little deeper, you can expect some redness afterward, but no significant downtime.
A deep peel, as the name implies, goes deeper into your tissues. This type of peel can provide the most dramatic results, but there is some downtime involved, and you can only do this type of peel once during your lifetime.
With all peels, you need to protect your results afterward and shield your face from the sun.
To help you choose which peel is best for your goals, please contact our office in Los Gatos, California, to schedule a consultation.