Try an age-old beauty secret

Published in Dermatology, For the Health of It Author: Anna Geers

Many believe that the use of chemical peels dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, when they applied animal oils, salt, alabaster and sour milk to achieve a better complexion. Chemical peels have not only come a long way since the days of the Egyptians, but they’ve also come a long way in the past 10 years. (Although interestingly, ingredients derived from sour milk are still used in skin care procedures today.)

Chemical peels have become more gentle with minimal downtime. They can be customized to meet your skin’s unique needs.

By providing exfoliation to the outermost layer of skin (the epidermis), chemical peels encourage skin cell rejuvenation and collagen production deep within the skin. Chemical peels have many positive affects including:

  • Improves the appearance of mild scars
  • Diminishes certain types of acne
  • Treats conditions that discolor the skin
  • Fades sun damage including hyperpigmentation and sun spots
  • Softens fine lines

How chemical peels combat acne
Acne and acne scarring are common concerns for many of our younger patients. Fortunately, chemical peels are an effective, affordable and accessible treatment to combat breakouts, blemishes, redness and residual scarring.

As the name suggests, chemical peels take advantage of a unique chemical exfoliation that thoroughly cleanses the skin and gets deep into the epidermis to unclog pores. The appearance of acne scarring also can be improved with chemical peels. Some are specially formulated with powerful acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol.

Find out for yourself why chemical peels have been the skin care of choice since the days of Cleopatra. Schedule your consultation at Midsota MedSpa or call 320-253-7257 to learn more.