Chemical Peels

& Cosmetic Facials

Mother Nature can be tough to bear: the wind, the sun, the cold, and the heat—it seems like it can all take a toll on your skin and there’s not much you can do about. This can cause wrinkles, cracking, sunspots, and so on. Those little imperfections can, unfortunately, combine and make you look older than you want to feel. There are steps you can take to protect your skin, such as the generous application of sunscreen, moisturizers, and other skincare products. But there are also some restorative steps you can take, as the skin is an amazingly resourceful and resilient organ.

Many of these restorative regiments are available through plastic and cosmetic surgery clinics. In most cases, they are referred to as facials and peels. These facials and peels are designed to restore your skin to a more youthful, more rejuvenated appearance. The experience is designed to be both recuperative and restorative. After recovery is complete, patients are able to look in the mirror and see smoother, more youthful, more radiant skin—and that really improves the way they feel, boosting self-esteem and self-confidence.

Types of Facials and Peels

Two popular means of producing rejuvenated and radiant skin are called facials and peels. Each use their own methods for producing results, and each are effective in certain contexts. Of course, you’ll want to talk to your cosmetic or plastic surgeon about what works best for your desired results. However, it’s important to remember that facials and peels are broad categories, into which many procedures may be placed appropriately. How do you know which facial or peel procedure is right for you? It might help to take a look at some of the options.

  • Hydrafacial: This popular facial treatment is basically like washing your face on steroids. The device employed by plastic and cosmetic surgeons uses what it calls a Vortex-Fusion serum delivery system to cleanse, exfoliate, but also replenish your skin. Essentially, it takes the bad stuff out, but in the process, puts more of the good stuff in place. This makes Hydrafacial treatments particularly popular for treating fine lines, skin damage, sun spots and so on.
  • Microdermabrasion: Your skin is designed to heal itself, and microdermabrasion takes advantage of the processes that make that possible. Essentially, microdermabrasion uses tiny needles to make many microscopic incisions on your skin (you usually don’t feel much discomfort because the microscopic needles are so small). By roughing up the skin, microdermabrasion tricks your body’s natural healing powers to go into overdrive, and the result is a rejuvenating, restorative procedure.
  • Chemical Peels: These treatments function on a very similar basis to microdermabrasion, and they basically work to trick your skin into healing itself. But chemical peels are also often used to remove fine lines, sun spots, and other surface damage, because chemical peels essentially remove the very outermost layer of the skin. Patients usually don’t complain of extreme discomfort, most simply point out a warm sensation in the skin. But by removing the most superficial layer of skin, you often give the healthy, new layer underneath a fresh start.
  • Glycolic Acid Peel: As with any peel, this is similar to a chemical peel in principle, removing the top layer of skin. However, this uses a glycolic acid to accomplish that (or, in some cases, an alpha hydroxyl acid peel). This is specifically designed to promote the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen, by the way, is a major factor in making skin look youthful and radiant, so it’s no wonder that people generally like the results of their glycolic acid peel.

Affordable Gain Without the Pain

Cosmetic and plastic surgeons are always innovating. That’s one reason why these procedures are incredibly popular: they offer exciting, rejuvenating results, a more youthful appearance, and a restorative experience—and they’re relatively inexpensive. Most procedures can be accomplished in a matter of minutes or under an hour. There may, of course, be some redness that you’ll have to grapple with, but that should subside in a matter of days and should be no worse in appearance or discomfort than a sunburn.

Many patients use these procedures to give themselves a new, youthful-looking appearance.

Seek Out a Highly Qualified Expert

As with any cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure, it’s incredibly important that you seek out highly qualified individuals to administer these treatments. It’s true that they carry far lower risk than surgical procedures, but peels and facials that are not properly administered can lead to complications, including unpleasant burns. So if you’re thinking about taking a few years off your face—making it look more youthful and energetic by removing that wear and tear—make sure to look through our list of highly qualified cosmetic and plastic surgeons here at Non Surgical Cosmetic Surgeon.