Revitalize Winter Skin with a Chemical Peel

Winter is almost upon us, and while we may not have the blizzards of the North and Midwest, the colder, drier air here in Georgia still takes its toll on your skin. Winter weather leads to more prominent fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, and discoloration.

At Signature Women’s Healthcare, with offices in Lawrenceville and Lithonia, Georgia, we understand your winter skin concerns and want to help. Drs. Jacquline Hayles-Patterson and Tyndal M. Jones and the rest of our caring team can help you look young again with chemical peels. 

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are skin treatments that use chemical solutions to resurface your skin by creating superficial wounds. As part of your body’s healing process, these controlled wounds increase your body’s natural collagen production in the areas where the chemical solution was applied. 

Your body uses collagen for skin and tissue repair, among other things. As such, it’s a crucial element in keeping your skin fresh, firm, and smooth. During a chemical peel, as the chemicals react on your skin, the top layer of skin eventually peels away, leaving room for new, fresher-looking skin to grow.

Chemical peels help improve the appearance of age-related and winter skin concerns, such as:

Why are there different types of peels?

At Signature Women’s Healthcare, we have several types of chemical peels that address different skin types and concerns. Our team helps determine the right level of peel for your skin’s condition and your ultimate goals.

There are three basic types of peels, each with different effects and healing times. Here is a quick overview of the three main chemical peels:

Superficial peels

Because they use a weak acid, superficial peels work best on mild discoloration and fine lines. You should anticipate some mild redness after the peel, which usually goes away in about a day.

Medium-level peels

If you have more damage, like age spots and wrinkles, a medium-level peel may be the right choice. This peel penetrates deeper, through the outer and middle layers of skin, and it requires up to five days of downtime. 

Deep peels

Deep chemical peels remove the most damaged skin cells by penetrating the mid- and lower-levels of the skin. While they have the most dramatic results, deep peels require bandaging and at-home downtime for up to two weeks.

What can I expect during a chemical peel?

During treatment, your clinician cleanses your skin and applies a high-quality, clinically-tested chemical formula. Once the application is complete, the peel is removed, and we apply products designed to help your skin heal. You can expect your peel to take between 30-60 minutes, and you’ll be able to go home right away. 

Revitalize winter skin today!

Take the first step toward renewing your skin by calling our friendly staff at any of our locations or book an appointment online today!

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