Reset Your Skin with a Chemical Peel

For some, it’s a few dramatic new additions to their wardrobe. For others, it’s an all new hair color or a trendy new hairstyle. As we tear down last year’s calendar and hang up another, all different kinds of people are looking for creative new ways to branch out from the norm and re-invent the way they look.

The huge downside of hairstyles and clothes, though, is that their value is temporary. Times and styles change quickly. What’s hot today won’t be so in the very near future. Our skin care team at Desert Med Aesthetics would like to throw out a suggestion for those of you who are focusing on your face. Want to reset your look with healthy, glowing skin in 2019? Unlike hair and expensive outfits, beautiful skin never goes out of style, and a chemical peel is one of the best ways to shed the old and show off a fresh new look this year.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Modern chemical peel skin treatments have been used to restore the quality of people’s skin for more than 200 years. They can be used on the face, neck, or hands, but are primarily used for facial skincare treatments in aesthetic practices like ours. The first step in most chemical peel treatments is exfoliating the outermost layers of your skin and removing layers of dead skin cells and debris. Then, the chemical peel goes to work restoring and resurfacing your face by hydrating it and encouraging new, healthier layers of facial tissue to regenerate in place of the old, dead skin.

In general, chemical peels are used to treat conditions such as:

  • Fine lines, especially around the mouth and eyes
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Mild scarring
  • Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin texture

Chemical peels can be applied in several different ways depending on how deeply a patient’s skin needs to be penetrated and what conditions they wish to treat. The three basic types of chemical peels include:

  • Superficial peel: This time of chemical peel, also called a lunchtime peel, only penetrates the top layer of skin during exfoliation. It’s used to treat very mild conditions and skin textures.
  • Medium peel: Stronger acids are used to penetrate deeper into the skin during a medium chemical peel. This application is typically used to treat conditions such as age spots, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation.
  • Deep peel: This type of chemical peel penetrates into the middle layer of your skin to treat deeper signs of aging and even some shallow scarring. This type of chemical peel produces some significant improvements in skin texture and appearance but may involve a slightly longer recovery time and some extra precautions to protect your face while it heals.

Chemical Peels are a Great Way to Kickstart a Skincare Treatment Plan

We know a lot about environmental skin damage here in the sunny, dry Coachella Valley. But no matter where you are in the world, your skin takes a beating every day from the sun, pollution, and world around you. Billions of dollars are spent every year on expensive creams and lotions that promise to make their customers look younger, but the truth is most of these are just surface treatments that barely slow down the signs of aging and skin damage.

If you’re one of the many unsatisfied people who has grown frustrated with unfulfilled beauty product promises and wants to begin a skincare treatment plan designed around your goals, our team at Desert Med Aesthetics often recommends starting your journey with a chemical peel. Starting with a fresh “canvas” carries several benefits if you also wish to try other skincare treatments or cosmetic procedures.

Thanks for Reading Our Blog! Contact Us to Learn More

At Desert Med Aesthetics, we use our blog to talk more in-depth about the many cosmetic services we provide. Patient comfort is a cornerstone of the way we practice, and we believe helping people understand the benefits and what to expect from our services helps them be more comfortable when they’re ready to begin a cosmetic treatment plan.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation to learn more about chemical peels and which one is right for you, please call us today at 760-777-8772 or toll-free at 800-621-5263. You can also use our contact form online to request a consultation.