You strive to put your best face forward every day — that’s why you take great care of your skin. For the most part, your complexion stays vibrant and youthful with your daily routine of gentle cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection, especially when backed up by optimal hydration, good nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep.
But even if your skin care regimen leaves little to chance, everyone’s complexion can use some TLC. As board-certified dermatologists who offer a full menu of cosmetic procedures and clinical skin care treatments at Florida Dermatology Associates, our team knows that a light chemical peel is often the best “reset” treatment for tired, lackluster skin.
Incorporating superficial “lunchtime” peels into your monthly schedule can take your skin care routine to the next level, keeping your skin looking fresh and luminous all the time. Read on as we explain how a light chemical peel improves your skin and revitalizes your complexion.
As your largest and most exposed organ, your skin works hard to defend your body and protect your health. To keep itself in prime condition, epidermal tissue continuously exfoliates and renews, sloughing off and replacing about 40,000 dead cells daily and generating a fresh new skin layer every 30 days.
A chemical peel is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that supports your skin’s natural exfoliation and renewal process and takes it to the next level. Through careful application and timely removal of a skin-penetrating chemical solution, it gently peels or lifts damaged epidermal layers.
A light chemical peel — also called a lunchtime, refreshing, or superficial peel — uses a mild chemical solution to remove your outer layer of skin (epidermis) in a light exfoliation. Agents often include a combination of gentle alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids, such as:
A single light chemical peel treatment can make dull, uneven skin look brighter, tighter, and more uniform; it can also smooth and soften rough skin and tighten large pores.
But where do superficial peels really shine over time? You can repeat these gentle, skin-supporting treatments regularly to achieve your desired results. A series of light chemical peels, done once every four to six weeks, can:
If you like the idea of reversing mild discoloration and erasing fine lines as you brighten your skin and restore a healthy glow, a light chemical peel is a fast and easy way to revitalize your complexion — or even refresh the skin on your neck, chest, or hands.
A light chemical peel begins with a gentle facial cleansing. Next, we gently brush the mild, skin-exfoliating solution across the treatment area, leaving it in place for a few minutes. We watch your skin carefully to ensure we wash off (neutralize) the peel at just the right time.
Recovery from a light peel can be within a few hours to several days, with little to no downtime. Your skin may be red for a day or two and undergo mild, brief scaling for another day or two. You need to apply lotion until your skin is healed, followed by daily use of sunscreen. You should be able to wear makeup within a day of your treatment.
Because light chemical peels provide a subtle improvement over time, they often get done in a series. Many people find that undergoing three to five light peels provides a considerable skin boost that keeps their complexion youthful and bright for months.
Depending on your skin needs and treatment goals, you may repeat light chemical peel treatments monthly or every two to five weeks.
Simple, effective, and easy to customize, light chemical peels can improve many common skin issues. To find out how regular light peels can elevate your skin care routine, call your nearest Florida Dermatology Associates office in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Melbourne, or Titusville, Florida, today, or click online to schedule a visit any time