When you discuss chemical peels with people who have not had them, you usually hear information that is more fiction than fact. For a lot of people in Texarkana, their only concept of a chemical peel is what they’ve seen when watching situation comedies on television. Situation comedies on television usually exaggerate the side effects of a chemical peel for comedic effect. However, the fictionalized chemical peels that are presented in the media are drastically different than what a real modern chemical peel is. People who have made chemical peels part of their skin care routine are happy that they made this decision. They have seen an improvement in the condition of their skin and are happy with the way that they look.
A chemical peel is an advanced form of skin care treatment. Like any other advanced form of skin care treatment, chemical peels come with benefits and come with some risks. However, when a chemical peel is performed by our trained professional, the benefits outweigh any potential risks. It is good to take the time to evaluate the myths you may have heard about chemical peels and compare them to the reality.
An example of a myth that is commonly stated about chemical peels is that they leave a person with a lot of downtime. The reality is that there are a number of different types of chemical peels available. The vast majority of chemical peels available are mild. Some are even so mild that they have no visible exfoliation and leave you with no downtime. Some of the deeper peels may leave you with some peeling and some redness, but in short order, you will be right back to your everyday activities.
Another myth is that chemical peels are so simple that they can be performed at home. This is far from the truth. There are two benefits that come from having a chemical peel performed by a professional. First, performing a chemical peel yourself without the right training is dangerous. Although the chemicals that are sold for over-the-counter chemical peels are not as strong as those used by professionals, when they are misused, they can produce some disastrous results. The second reason why it is preferable to have a chemical peel performed by true professionals is because professionals understand the chemicals they are using. A professional is going to evaluate your skin and based on this evaluation create a chemical peel that is right for you. The chemical peels sold at the local drugstore are a one-size-fits-all thing.
Chemical peels are usually not a one-time fix. They will produce amazing results, but with time, chemical peels need to be redone in order to remove any new dead skin cells you may have developed. You can compare chemical peels to going to the gym. You go to the gym once, you’re going to have some results. However, if you make going to the gym a routine, the results are going to be long-lasting.
At My Dermal Solutions, we believe chemical peels are a powerful tool that can keep your skin looking its best. There are many reasons why it’s important to include chemical peels as part of your regular skin care routine. Call our Texarkana office today to schedule a consultation!