Chemical peels are useful for treating so many different cosmetic issues. But are chemical peels good for tightening skin? In short, yes! Chemical peels remove the outer layer of old skin, which is then replaced by new skin that usually looks smoother, tighter, and less wrinkled. In this post, we’ll talk about how chemical peels work to tighten the skin, what getting a chemical peel is like, and other benefits of chemical peels.
How Do Chemical Peels Tighten the Skin?
So, how exactly can getting a chemical peel tighten the skin? It all comes down to collagen production.
Collagen is a protein in the skin that causes it to be firm. As we age, the collagen in our skin naturally decreases, which causes our skin to sag, form fine lines, and be less firm overall. But a chemical peel can stimulate collagen production due to how it penetrates the deep skin, allowing our skin to tighten and become firmer.
What Is Getting a Chemical Peel Like?
It’s a common misconception that chemical peels are very painful. This misconception is based in an old truth: chemical peels of the past were quite painful. But modern peels, such as the VI Peel we use here at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health, are pain-free. In the past, doctors thought that chemical peels had to penetrate the skin very deeply to be effective. Now, however, we know that a lighter peel like the VI Peel can provide exceptional results that are often better than traditional peels, even though modern peels are painless and require far less downtime.
During a VI Peel, a specialized skin solution is applied to the skin. The application of this solution takes only 15 to 20 minutes and the process is painless. No downtime is needed after treatment. Around three days after a VI Peel, old, damaged skin begins to peel away. The skin peeling from a VI Peel is a light, fluffy peel that usually finishes by day five and is generally easy to conceal with moisturizer.
After a chemical peel, your skin will look tighter, smoother, and more youthful.
Other Cosmetic Issues Treated by Chemical Peels
In addition to improving the tightness of the skin through stimulating collagen production, chemical peels can improve the overall appearance of your skin. They can:
Improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin
Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, hyper pigmentation, and melanoma
Soften fine lines and wrinkles
Improve acne skin conditions
Reduce or eliminate acne scarring
Are You Considering Chemical Peels for Skin Tightening?
If you’re thinking of trying chemical peels for tighter, smoother, more youthful-looking skin, contact the Z Center for Cosmetic Health today to make an appointment. At our office, we use the VI Peel, a modern peel that gives exceptional results, while working much more gently than traditional peels. The VI Peel also works on all skin types, allowing everyone to enjoy the skin rejuvenating benefits of a chemical peel.
Dr. Michael Zadeh is a Board Certified Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Zadeh’s accomplishments in the field of Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics along with his commitment to superior patient care have made him a winner of multiple awards and honors.