A fast way to look younger and fresher, with smooth, glowing skin.
Chemical peels can improve the texture and appearance of the skin by removing the top layers of skin, revealing new, smoother skin underneath. Deeper chemical peels – that penetrate beyond surface layers to affect the dermis – can also stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps to keep the skin looking firm and youthful.
Collagen production is stimulated by the body’s natural wound-healing response, which is triggered by damage to the skin. “Controlled damage” is often used in medical spas and by doctors via stronger or “deep” chemical peels, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and certain types of surgery.
It is important to note that the effects of chemical peels on collagen production may not be immediately apparent, as it can take time for the new collagen fibers to be produced and for the skin to heal. The extent of the collagen stimulation and the resulting improvements in the skin may also vary depending on the type of peel used and the individual’s skin type and condition.
Even mild skin-surface chemical peels help to improve the appearance of the skin. Chemical peels can remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, which can help to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. They can also help to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines and wrinkles by removing the top layers that make them look wider and deeper. Overall skin radiance improves, because more light is reflected by smoother surfaces.
Chemical Peels at The IO Clinic in Palo Alto
Overall, chemical peels for skin resurfacing can help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin, giving it a smoother, more youthful appearance. At both our Los Gatos, CA and Palo Alto, CA locations and at The IO Clinic in Palo Alto, CA, we offer a number of skin peels that work at different depths and target different skin needs.
It is important to note that the effects of chemical peels on the skin can vary depending on the type of peel used and the individual’s skin type and condition. Also, peels can be associated with certain risks and side effects, such as redness, swelling, and infection, and it is important to work with a skilled provider – like those at L&P Aesthetics, in either Los Gatos and Palo Alto – before undergoing a chemical peel.