Summer in Arizona inevitably means time spent outside in the heat. While time spent poolside is a great way to relax and cool off, exposure to the elements can make aging skin more noticeable—this is even with wearing sunscreen. As you near the end of summer, it’s worth considering a series of chemical peels in Phoenix from Dr. Meger to help transform your skin and get it looking its best as you head towards the holiday season.
What is a chemical peel?
In a nutshell, a chemical peel is an intensive exfoliation process that includes either alpha or beta hydroxyl acids (AHAs and BHAs). These naturally occurring acids help shed the top layer of your skin to help reveal a smoother and more toned complexion. While chemical peels are most often used on the face, these exfoliating powerhouses are useful for your hands, neck, and chest, too.
Are chemical peels safe?
When used in a professional setting, chemical peels are considered safe with few side effects and little downtime. They work best to address concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines. Some patients see mild redness and irritation following a peel. Deeper peels also carry the biggest risk of these types of side effects.
Our office will advise you on your best anti-aging options based on your overall skin health and history. Traditional AHAs and BHAs work best for lighter skin tones—if you have darker skin, Dr. Meger will talk to you about the possibility of using a peel with trichloroacetic acid for the best results.
How long does it take to see results?
You’ll start noticing brighter, smoother, and softer skin immediately after your chemical peel. For wrinkle and scar treatment, you’ll need a series of chemical peels to see more significant results. This could entail having a peel once every 30 to 60 days for up to four treatment sessions. The deeper the peel you choose, the longer the results will last.
Call our offices in Phoenix or Scottsdale today to book a consultation so you can determine whether a chemical peel is the perfect way to get your skin ready for fall.