5 Complexion Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Mar 02, 2023
5 Complexion Benefits of a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel uses a combination of powerful ingredients to exfoliate away dead skin cells and all the associated impurities from the surface of your skin. Here are just five of the benefits you’ll notice after this therapy.

A chemical peel uses a combination of compounds to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to reveal a glowing, imperfection-free complexion. At North Pacific Dermatology, the expert dermatological team helps you choose a depth right for your skin concerns, health, and type. 

Here are five ways a chemical peel can help revitalize your complexion relatively quickly and effectively. 

  1. Calm acne and ease the look of scars

If you struggle with acne flare-ups, we can recommend a chemical peel that reduces episodes. For example, chemical peels containing salicylic acid reach deep into your pores. This helps clear them of bacteria and dead skin cells, so acne is less likely to set in.

If you have discoloration or pockmark-like acne scars, a chemical peel can alleviate their appearance. The peel encourages your skin to turn over new cells and promote new skin cell growth, leading to smoother textured, and evenly toned skin. 

  1. Even out your skin tone

Melasma, freckles, sun spots, and other pigmentation issues can make you self-conscious. These pigmentation issues are often due to sun exposure, hormone fluctuations, and aging. 

A chemical peel sloughs away the top layer of your skin, and much of the discolored pigment. A chemical peel can be as effective as many laser treatments in evening out your skin tone.

  1. Reduce the look of sun damage

UV rays from the sun or tanning beds damage your skin. You may look prematurely aged, your skin may sag, and the texture can appear crepey. Chemical peels strip away old, sun-damaged cells to reveal more youthful-looking skin. Your skin tightens up and looks plumper and better hydrated. 

  1. Erase fine lines and wrinkles

A chemical peel can’t remove all the lines and wrinkles that come with age, but it can make them less noticeable. The new skin revealed through a chemical peel is notably smoother and less aged. 

Talk to us about your goals, and we can help you determine which level of peel is right for you. 

  1. Improve the effectiveness of skin products

A chemical peel can increase the effectiveness of your beauty products. By clearing away dead skin cells and opening up your pores, your skin is more receptive to the positive effect of serums, moisturizers, and balms. 

Your skincare regimen becomes more effective, and your results will last. And, if you don’t have a skincare regimen – we can help get you on a plan that will help you look your best every day. 

The chemical peels offered at North Pacific Dermatology are fully customizable to you. We consider your skin health, type, and cosmetic goals when recommending a depth and combination of chemicals. 

Downtime from a peel varies, depending on the type of peel you choose. Mild or medium peels result in some redness and skin peeling, but your skin will look better than ever in about a week or two. Deep peels require a little more recovery time and care but can bring dramatic results.

If you’re considering a chemical peel, contact our office to find out how we can help. Call North Pacific Dermatology or use this website to set up your consultation.