5 Reasons Why You Should get a Chemical Peel

So smooth and soft.

If you’re looking for a quick, affordable, and effective way to make your skin look healthier, younger, and more vibrant, we have two words for you: chemical peel.


Doctors use a chemical peel to rejuvenate your skin by peeling away the top layer of your old skin. The peel consists of substances like glycolic acid or salicylic acid applied to your face, neck, or hands. Depending on your desired results, the peel can be perfomed at different strengths and depths.


The idea is that the chemicals cause the old skin to fall away as they clear out dead skin cells, dirt, and other pore-clogging substances. As this layer is shed, signals are sent to the new skin cells below that it’s their turn to lead, making your skin appear younger and fresher.


Dr. Melanie L. Adams in Columbia, Maryland, is an expert in treating skin conditions with chemical peels. Here she offers five reasons why you should get a chemical peel to improve your facial appearance:

Make your skin tone even

A chemical peel can be the solution to several issues with skin imperfections. If your skin is blotchy, has uneven texture or tone, or has brown spots or dark patches, the peel can remove all these blemishes. The new skin beneath the old layer is smooth and even in texture and tone, and makes you look more radiant, not to mention younger.

Reduce wrinkles and fine lines

Speaking of looking younger, a chemical peel can also help reduce those bothersome fine lines and wrinkles that make you look older — the new skin is unlined and smooth. A light peel may be enough to accomplish this, but check with your doctor to see if a moderate peel may be necessary to achieve your goal.

Stimulate collagen growth

As the old layer of skin is shed, this stimulates the new layer of skin to produce collagen, the substance that keeps your skin firm, supple, and vibrant. The more collagen that’s produced, the younger your skin looks.

Manage acne

Chemical peels can reduce outbreaks of acne by unclogging pores and improve the appearance of scars that you may have as a result of acne. Reducing the scars may require a deeper peel, but reducing acne outbreaks usually just takes a lighter peel. The chemicals continue to linger in the pores after treatment, providing added benefit.


Make your skin care products work better

After a chemical peel, you might think you’ve upgraded your skin care products because they’re working so much better than they used to. In reality, they’re the same products, but there are no dead skin cells blocking their penetration, so they become more effective. 

If you’re ready to see how a chemical peel can help you, contact us by phone or simply book an appointment right on our website. When you look in the mirror and see a younger, healthier you looking back, you’ll be glad you called!

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