Only recently have we been provided with effective non-surgical options for skin rejuvenation, rather than having to go under the knife.
The most popular non-surgical procedure for skin rejuvenation is the chemical peel. A peel involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the damaged skin on the surface. The aim is to remove the damaged layer of skin to reveal the fresh, plump and youthful skin underneath. The depth of the peel is determined by the amount of time it is applied for, and most importantly, the ingredients used.
The ingredients used affects the amount of skin removed, and can be used as a spot treatment or all over the face. Light or 'superficial' peels generally use enzymes or fruit acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) to remove the skin and is used for only small amount of skin removal. A medium depth peel uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) and may require more downtime than a superficial peel. A medium depth peel is generally the strongest performed, although more extreme cases may require a deeper peel.
The rejuvenating procedure, depending on the depth, can remove pigmentation, fine lines, superficial wrinkles and the general appearance of the skin. Again, depending on the depth of the peel, some will peel for up to 4 days after treatment.