Acne is a problem no one likes. Sometimes it responds to simple over-the-counter solutions and sometimes not. With an increased number of spas offering chemical peels as an acne treatment, it’s time to learn about them.
Administered by expert technicians, a chemical peel is a solution applied to the face (neck, hands and may also be treated) that will result in a controlled “shedding” of the skin. The old skin peels away to reveal fresh new skin.
How is it beneficial?
Topical acne medications treat the symptoms but fail to provide healthy skin that is when a chemical peel is helpful. It is an entirely safe treatment. The result of chemical peels is the reduction of the look of acne scars and blemishes by smoothing the skin. Chemical peels also eliminate excess oil in the skin which helps control acne breakouts.
What are the side effects?
Using a good quality sunscreen after a chemical peel treatment is a must because the skin is very susceptible to sunburn. Consulting with a skin technician before a chemical peel is necessary to determine skin sensitivity and to discuss any issues with skin discoloration.
Do they remove acne?
Chemical peel is the most efficient and reasonably painless treatment for mild acne, acne scars or red marks. The dermatological community advises that for the best long term results use chemical peels in conjunction with medications and a daily skin care regime. A chemical peel is not a permanent solution to acne with no additional treatment the results will last up to two months.
Regardless of the strength of chemical peel used, the end goal of all chemical peels is the same: to leave the skin regenerated, smoother and with a youthful, dewy glow.
To schedule a consultation, contact Metro MediSpa at 888-637-7228 or 910-599-9925.