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Why chemical peels are a popular skin rejuvenation treatment for men and women

Why chemical peels are a popular skin rejuvenation treatment for men and women

Tired, dull, and problematic skin is a common complaint for both men and women. They may believe that they are using the wrong products, or feel as though they are noticing the signs of aging more and more when they look in the mirror. When skin concerns are becoming more prominent, it might be time to talk to a professional about the benefits of chemical peels.

Understanding how chemical peels work

Chemical peels have been used for hundreds of years to enhance the skin. These treatments are typically performed on the facial skin and are used to combat a wide range of skin issues with a single treatment. They come in varying strengths, and Dr. Wayne Larrabee of Seattle, Washington will ensure patients choose the chemical peel that’s most appropriate for their specific needs. The more aggressive the peel, the more dramatic the results, but patients can expect to take some time off of work and social activities for a week or more if they are undergoing a stronger treatment.

What can chemical peels do?

Chemical peels use a special blend of chemical ingredients to activate the skin rejuvenation process. The type of chemicals used on a patient will vary depending on their skin concerns. Chemical peels are often used to address these common issues: 

  • Rosacea
  • Acne scarring
  • Poor skin texture and tone
  • Poor skin complexion
  • Large pore size
  • Redness/flushing
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Aftercare is important

Some mild chemical peels will cause slight redness initially but will resolve over the course of a day or two, while patients undergoing more aggressive peels can expect some blistering and peeling of the skin. Taking care of the skin during this time is incredibly critical to protect the skin from sun damage and allow the skin to heal properly. Dr. Wayne Larrabee will give specific instructions regarding post-treatment skincare to ensure the best results.

Do you think you are a good candidate for chemical peels?

Chemical peels continue to grow in popularity as they are a long-lasting, effective way of addressing a range of skin concerns with a single treatment. If you are thinking about a chemical peel and have questions for our team, connect with us by calling (206) 386-3550. Our facility, located at 600 Broadway, Suite #280 in Seattle, Washington, provides this and many other nonsurgical solutions for improved body and skin.