Why You Should Incorporate Chemical Peels into Your Anti-Aging Regimen

Why You Should Incorporate Chemical Peels into Your Anti-Aging Regimen

Humans aren’t the only things that rely on a good layer of skin to protect themselves from the world around them. Everything from trees to bananas feature some protective outer layer that acts as a shield against the many hazards they encounter, leaving behind an array of nicks and blemishes that tell of a job well done.

Your skin, over time, is telling the same story, though you might wish the narrative was a little less obvious. And that’s where Dr. Raymund Llaurado can help. Using a technique known as the chemical peel, Dr. Llaurado is erasing the marks of time for his patients in Arroyo Grande, California, giving them a blank page again. And they’re not alone: Nationwide, chemical peels saw a 16% jump in 2017 because of their effectiveness in restoring smoother skin.

To learn why you should incorporate chemical peels into your anti-aging regimen, read on.

The protector

On average, the human skin covers an area that measures an astounding 21 square feet, protecting almost every single part of the body. Your skin’s primary role is to fend off bacteria, protect you against exposure, and take the brunt of whatever brushes up against it.

When it comes to your face, which is one of the most exposed areas of skin on your body, these encounters, coupled with the natural aging process and loss of collagen, leave your skin looking a little worse for the wear. From sun spots to acne scars, the skin on your face may begin to look more like a battered apple than a freshly picked peach.

Peeling back the layers

Your skin is made up of three layers: Your epidermis, your dermis, and your hypodermis. Because of this multi-layered set-up, we’re able to work on the outer and middle layers of your skin, clearing away old cells to allow fresh new tissue to grow in. And we do this using various chemical peels.

If you just want a light peel that sticks to the outermost surface, we use a mild acid to gently penetrate and exfoliate the outer layer of your skin. The light peel is an ideal procedure if you want to take some proactive or maintenance steps that rejuvenate your skin.

If you want to reach below the outer layer of your skin and go a little deeper, a medium peel provides exactly what you need. For this, we use a product called Perfect Peel®, which clears away damaged and dead skin cells in the outer and middle layers of your skin to make room for healthy new growth. Not only does the peel clear away old skin, it introduces an anti-aging ingredient — glutathione — which continues to ward off damage as your new skin comes in. And the best news? It takes only 15 minutes.

If the blemishes and lines on your face run deep, we can turn to a deep peel that penetrates deep into the middle layer of your skin to remove old cells and promote new tissue growth.

The big reveal

Although chemical peels aren’t necessarily surgical, you should count on some recovery time after the procedure, which ranges from a few days for a light peel to several weeks for the deep peel. When we strip away your dull and tired skin, your body needs time respond with new skin cell growth and increased collagen. But the wait is worth it. Once your new skin takes its place, you’ll be amazed to find that the signs of the past are firmly put in the past, leaving you with a more youthful, smooth surface that’s more in line with your vibrant spirit.

If you’d like to explore our chemical peel options, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool on this website to request a consultation.

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