Chemical peels are one of the most common treatments by cosmetic surgeons because you can actually peel away your wrinkles and numerous other skin problems. Skin peels exfoliate the top layer of skin revealing the fresher newer skin underneath with fewer wrinkles, lines, blemishes and other flaws. At one time they were only available by seeing a dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon or at expensive spas and wellness centers. Today you can also perform your own chemical skin peels at home to peel the wrinkles away yourself with a variety of exfoliating solutions to choose from.
How Chemical Peels Get Rid Of Wrinkles
The chemical peeling solution is applied to the skin by your doctor, esthetician, or by yourself at home as directed. This creates a chemical reaction to the outer layers of skin, the dermis. Depending upon the strength of the peeling solution used, the time it is left on the skin, and this reaction can range from mild redness to a severe sunburn. Over the next few days the skin will begin to flake or peel off revealing the new skin underneath and helping to buff away the wrinkles and fine lines. Peeling isn’t the only way a chemical peel helps to minimize and get rid of wrinkles though. After you undergo a peel the amount of collagen and elastin produced in the skin increases which helps to firm your skin out from within which also helps to smooth out wrinkled skin. It takes 4-6 weeks to really begin seeing the rejuvenating effects of a chemical peel. These effects are more pronounced with deeper peels but the trade off is a longer healing process.
The two most commonly used types of chemical peel solutions are:
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
TCA or trichloroacetic acid has long been used in the treatment of numerous skin maladies and is one of the most commonly used and most effective peeling agents. It is often used for cosmetic peels, tattoo removal, acne scar treatment, the removal of corns and calluses and even warts. TCA is considered a medium peeling solution but more diluted solutions can be used for light peels that require little to no healing time.
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from certain sugars and is widely used for cosmetic peels. A glycolic peel is not as strong as a TCA peel and therefore less effective but good results can be achieved with regular peeling without the longer healing times.
Proven To Get Rid Of and Minimize Wrinkles
Both of these solutions are an excellent choice for skin peeling and care of your skin in general. TCA peels are more suitable as a wrinkle treatment. Both can be purchased online and used in the comfort of your home. It is recommended that beginners who opt for the do it yourself method start out with a light peeling solution and work their way up to stronger solutions as they become more acquainted and comfortable with the process. If you’ve never had a chemical peel before we suggest starting out with a light peeling solution like our TCA Lunchtime Peel.
If you’re looking to fight wrinkles chemical peels are a proven method and are often used by nearly every cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist in the world.