The skin on your face is one of the first places where signs of aging and exposure to the elements begins to show. Unlike most of the skin on your body, your facial skin is constantly exposed to temperature extremes, sunlight and contaminants in the air, all of which can accelerate the aging process. Fine lines and wrinkles are usually the first to appear, making many people look older than they prefer. One way to combat this progression is with a facial peel, which can rejuvenate your skin and make you look younger again.
Types of Facial Peels
A facial peel works to lessen fine lines, wrinkles and even dark spots on the skin by gently exfoliating the outer layer of skin. Your skin naturally exfoliates itself over time; however, a facial peel accelerates the process, leaving the new, fresh layer of skin exposed to the world. There are two different type of facial peels that most aestheticians use to brighten skin and reduce signs of aging:
- Chemical facial peels. For fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin and dark spots, a chemical facial peel is often used. There are many different types of chemical peels used to treat specific problems areas. These are usually applied by a professional aesthetician, allowing the agents in the peel to begin removing the top, dead layer of skin cells.
- Laser facial peels. For deeper lines and wrinkles, a laser facial peel may be used to gain more pronounced results. Like a chemical facial peel, the laser peel will also remove the outer layer of skin cells, resulting in younger, smoother appearing skin.
Always choose an experienced dermatology clinic to perform any medical procedures on your skin. While facial peels are an excellent way to rejuvenate your skin, you only want a licensed professional performing this delicate procedure.
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Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326
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