Beautiful, healthy skin results from a process, rather than a single procedure. Just like our heart, mind and muscles, you must regularly stimulate your skin for it to look good. Office-based peels are the best method to motivate your skin.
Office-based peels can be done with lasers or chemicals. Both of these techniques gently peel the stratum corneum (outer dead layer), which leaves your skin feeling smoother. Makeup goes on easier, and the skin has a brighter appearance. A regular habit of office-based peels leads to long-term smoothing, improvement of discolorations, and improvements in fine lines.
To choose the best method for you, consider these questions:
- How often can you come in?
- How much downtime can you afford?
- What fits your budget?
Glycolic peels require the least amount of downtime and money. The best results are obtained with monthly treatments, and the time in the office is about 15 minutes.
Laser peels are more effective and require fewer visits. For good results, do them at least 2-4 times a year. Each office visit takes about 30 minutes. The downtime ranges from 3-5 days depending on the type of peel.
Remember that every treatment helps, but a habit helps more. Compliance is the key!