Exfoliate For A Smoother, Brighter Look In The Philadelphia Area
Skin is the body's protective barrier that constantly endures stress from exposure to external elements during everyday life, including weather changes, toxins, and ultraviolet radiation. As we age, skin cell turnover—or the process by which old skin is shed so that new skin can grow in its place—begins to slow down. When skin cell renewal stagnates, the dead skin can clog pores, leading to a dull appearance, more pronounced wrinkles, and acne flare-ups. By offering innovative chemical peels at the Philadelphia area's Cross Medical Group, we provide a non-surgical, single or multi-session solution to anyone seeking to address various signs of aging.
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Get in touch with Cross Medical Group to learn about chemical peels in the Philadelphia area. Call (215) 561-9100 (Philadelphia) or (610) 688-9100. (Main Line's Villanova). You can also send a message online to inquire about a consultation or to request more information.
What Are Chemical Peels?
As the name suggests, chemical peels—also referred to as chemical exfoliation—involve using a chemical to peel away the outer layers of the skin. During a peel treatment, an aesthetician will apply a customized mixture of acids directly to your face to gently exfoliate the surface. Chemical peels also encourage the production of proteins such as collagen and elastin.
The formula is tailored to the patient's goals, including the desired degree of rejuvenation and post-treatment healing. With any peel, some redness, itching, swelling, burning, and flaking may occur afterward. The recovery ranges from a few days to two weeks, and sun protection is critical. The stronger the peel, the longer the downtime after for healing, but the more dramatic the results will be.
What Are The Different Types Of Chemical Peels?
The best type of chemical peel for you depends on what your skincare goals are, the severity of your skin imperfections, and the assessment from a skincare specialist. Your aesthetician will discuss the best chemical peel solution for your skin with you during your initial consultation. There are three categories: light, medium, and deep.
Light Chemical Peels
Light or superficial peels, such as low-strength salicylic acid peels, are gentle and only minimally penetrate the skin. They are best for minor skin concerns since only affect the outer layers of the epidermis.
Medium Chemical Peels
Medium peels such as TCA and Jessner peels penetrate to the dermis or middle layer of skin to correct moderate skin problems.
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels, such as high-percentage TCA peels, reach a deeper part of the middle layers of skin, targeting moderate to severe skin concerns, severe scarring, and pronounced wrinkles.
What Are The Benefits Of A Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels can be particularly beneficial for improving skin tone and texture, minimizing superficial facial scars, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage or aging, reducing the appearance of acne and acne scars, clearing up dark spots and other pigmentation, brightening the skin tone, unclogging blocked pores, and minimizing large pores.
This stimulates skin cell renewal and the production of new collagen. By removing dead skin, peels improve skin hydration and allow topical products to be more effective because they can be more easily absorbed into the skin.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Chemical Peel?
This treatment can be beneficial for most patients, but fair-skinned and light-haired patients are thought to be ideal candidates. Patients with a history of abnormal skin scarring, who have a natural dark skin tone, who are prone to having extra pigmentation on their scars, who have used certain types of acne treatments within the past year, or who have skin conditions or medications that make their skin abnormally sensitive may not always be suitable candidates for peels.
Other Skin Rejuvenation Options
A pre-peel treatment, such as dermaplaning to prepare the skin, can enhance the results from chemical peels. Along with peels, other skin resurfacing and rejuvenation options available from Cross Medical Group include The SaltFacial®, an advanced facial that involves exfoliating the skin with pure, organic sea salt, laser skin resurfacing to target skin tone and texture imperfections, AquaGold Microneedling to promote collagen regeneration, and light-based IPL treatments to improve the skin tone.