As we age, the process of skin cells dying, falling off and being replaced by new cells becomes a slower and more haphazard process. In addition, years of exposure to the sun can cause brown spots and premature aging. The result can be a dull, lifeless complexion. A chemical peel, or series of peels, can rejuvenate the skin.
Chemical peels are an advanced skin treatment, they are used to improve skin tone and texture. A chemical peel involves the application of chemical solutions to the skin in a controlled manner, producing controlled tissue death and exfoliation. The desired depth of the wound is dependent upon the condition to be treated. After the peel, the skin regenerates. The damaged skin regenerates from deeper layers of the epidermis and from the superficial dermis.
Chemical peels affect two layers of the skin: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the visible outer layer, and the dermis sits just beneath. This deeper layer contains nerve endings, sweat glands, and hair. At Profile + Aesthetics we use superficial and medium depth peels.