Ballantyne dermatologist explains chemical peel

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Chemical peels for renewed skin Your highly certified Ballantyne dermatologist can turn the clock back on aging skin through a procedure known as a chemical peel. In one or two visits, you will notice remarkable improvement of aging skin on your face, hands, neck, and chest. Chemical peels are not the definitive cure for aging skin, but it can be a highly effective way to decrease wrinkles. Treatments will leave you with smoother skin and a brighter complexion. Explaining chemical peels Chemical peels are performed by highly trained clinicians, under the supervision of a Charlotte highly certified Ballantyne dermatologist. Chemical peels are also effective in the treatment of acne and skin discoloration. Chemical peels are also ideally used to remove fine lines under the eyes or around the mouth. Start by visiting a board-certified dermatologist. He or she will recommend the most appropriate type of treatment for your skin condition. Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, neck, or hands. They commonly are used to reduce or improve the following skin conditions: Wrinkles and thin lines Certain types of acne Mild scarring Liver spots and sun spots Freckles Uneven skin color To make skin rejuvenation last longer, patients must…

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What to expect from a chemical peel

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Chemical peels and aging skin As we welcome in a new year, we can turn the clock back on our aging skin through a procedure called a chemical peel. It may sound too good to be true, but you can visit a Ballantyne area dermatologist and in one or two visits, diminish many signs of aging on your face, hands, neck, and chest. We are not suggesting that chemical peels are the definitive cure for aging skin, simply that it is an effective way to decrease wrinkles, leaving you with smoother skin and a brighter complexion. A simple process Depending upon your desired level of treatment, your dermatologist will recommend a pre-peel skin care plan. This will be necessary to prepare your skin for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment. The goal is to ensure that you get the desired results with the lowest possible risk for side effects. On the day of your peel, the first step in the process will be a thorough cleansing of your skin, in order to remove oils and contaminants. Once your skin is prepared, a clinician gently applies the chemical peel, closely monitoring your skin carefully, removing the peel at just the…

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Understanding the difference between chemical peel and exfoliation

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Chemical peel for a fresh new look Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat a number of skin conditions such as adult acne and conditions that discolor the skin. Additionally, a dermatologist can use varying levels of chemical peels to diminish many signs of aging on the face, hands, neck, and chest. A chemical peel is exactly what it sounds like; it is a process by which dermatologists use safe and effective chemicals to peel signs of aging from your skin. Unfortunately, TV advertising for some exfoliating products can lead people to believe that exfoliating and chemical peels are the same. Exfoliation is not a chemical peel To be clear, exfoliation is good for your skin. In fact, healthy skin undergoes a natural process in which epidermal cells are shed daily. The process is so efficient that for people with health skin, the uppermost layer of skin cells is completely replaced every month without notice. Sometimes illness and/or environmental factors can dictate that individuals exfoliate periodically. The most common form of exfoliation involves mechanically removing skin cells with a buff puff, loofa, or washcloth. There are also products on the market that contain sugar or salt crystals and other potentially abrasive…

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Consider a chemical peel for younger looking skin

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Removing the signs of aging Every year, increasing numbers of people undergo a chemical peel to remove signs of aging from their skin. At one time, it was considered only science fiction to think that one could visit a doctor’s office and diminish many signs of aging on their face, hands, neck, and chest. A chemical peel is by no means the end all for skin care, but it is an effective way to diminish the signs of aging by decreasing wrinkles and leaving you with smoother skin and a brighter complexion. Explaining chemical peel The term “chemical peel” can seem enigmatic because it sounds amazingly simple and slightly unnerving at the same time. The process is effective when performed by a skilled clinician, and patients will need to be proactive in protecting their rejuvenated skin. Chemical peels are also effective treatment for acne and conditions that discolor the skin. It is very effective for removing fine lines under the eyes or around the mouth. It also can help reduce or remove wrinkles that are the result of sun damage or aging. The first step is to see a dermatologist, who can determine the most appropriate type of treatment for…

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Considering a chemical peel before the holiday season?

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A fresh, new makeover This time of year, some individuals consider a chemical peel in preparation for the holiday season. After a full summer of tanning, or being out in the sun, you may have noticed a change in your skin texture that may be the result of sun damage. Perhaps you have discovered a few freckles, fine lines, or wrinkles that were not apparent before. With the holiday season just around the corner, you can expect to be taking pictures, hosting family gatherings, or attending seasonal functions. As the weather begins to push us back indoors, this could be the perfect time for a pre-holiday makeover. Why a chemical peel? Chemical peel is an effective way to rejuvenate your skin. The process of removes the top layer of skin to regenerate new skin that is smoother, clearer, and less wrinkled. It is also effective for acne in some cases. Schedule your consultation in plenty of time before the holidays because you are required to be cautious about exposing your skin to the sun. For mild rejuvenation, there is minimal healing; and you can do all your baking, shopping, and normal preparation for the holidays. Chemical peels are not to…

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