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5 Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel

Are excess sun exposure, aging, or skin conditions like acne making you feel down about your skin? Don’t worry. You could be on the road to rejuvenated, youthful-looking, and soft, supple skin in no time. A professional chemical peel can resolve many issues and give you back your self-confidence.

There are plenty of at-home peels on the market, but the best, most effective chemical peels are administered in a controlled environment by a board-certified physician. At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu delivers customized chemical peel treatments, including Obagi® peels, for optimal effect.

Chemical peel basics

A chemical peel is typically a mixture of gentle acids, often extracted from acidic fruits, and soothing ingredients. The solution is applied to your face like a mask, and the acids gently break down dead skin cells so they can be flushed away along with any debris.

When the peel is removed, it reveals new, fresh skin without the layers of dirt, oils, dead skin cells, whiteheads, blackheads, cosmetics residue, and other irritants. New skin is typically smoother, more supple, and less lined than the discarded top layer. 

Chemical peel intensity

The peel’s intensity dictates how many layers of skin get broken down to slough off. Some people choose to have several mild peels done in a series of treatments instead of a deeper peel with longer and more severe peeling. A gentle peel once a month typically delivers results that satisfy patients; when you’re seeking a greater skin transformation in one appointment, a deep peel may be best for you. 

Reasons to get chemical peels

The main benefit of chemical peels is that they can address several skin complaints. Here are five excellent reasons to schedule a chemical peel at New Image Medical Spa.

1. Roll back sun damage

Sun spots, freckles, and other discolorations are all signs of sun exposure. A chemical peel can lighten dark spots and make skin appear younger.

2. Smooth out fine lines

Fine lines and wrinkles are most pronounced on the older, outer skin layers. With a peel revealing younger, fresher skin layers beneath, you can make skin appear smoother, and wrinkles and fine lines are less noticeable.

3. Refresh tired, dry skin

A chemical peel customized for your skin type and followed up with careful aftercare leaves your face rejuvenated and looking younger and more supple.

4. Address acne and scarring

Scarring is also most noticeable on the surface of your skin. A chemical peel can help address the effects of acne by reducing the appearance of scars and also give your skin the deep clean it needs to help reduce the occurrence of acne.

5. Get rid of scaly patches

Sometimes as you age, your body doesn’t shed skin as readily as it should. This can result in scaly patches. A chemical peel forces the skin to slough off so the normal cycle of new skin cell growth can continue. 

At New Image Medical Spa, Dr. Sandhu tailors your peel and aftercare regimen for your specific needs, resulting in a peel that gives you the complexion you crave. You can get in touch with us by calling 510-269-2960, or you can request an appointment online

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