If you have tuned into any award show recently, you may have noticed many stars seem to be ageless. So, what’s their secret? It goes beyond just a great makeup artist, or even Botox to achieve that perfect glow. Recently, celebrities have spilled the beans on their go-to skin care service before hitting the red carpet.
The secret…chemical peels!
So what exactly is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a type of acid: typically an alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy or a combination of both that is applied to the skin. At ROXY Plastic Surgery, we choose a peel that is suitable for your skin type, and your skin care concern. A peel can improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. They are especially effective at treating dark spots caused by sun damage, acne scarring and melasma. Furthermore, by sloughing off the old dead skin cells, fine lines and wrinkles will become less apparent.
Many people fear that a peel will leave them red, irritated, and out of commission for several days. The truth is, peels can vary in strength from superficial, medium to deep. The majority of peels require little downtime or peeling. One of our most requested services is our “Date Night Peel”, which leaves the skin soft and smooth with no downtime at all.
So, how do you prepare for a chemical peel? First, it is important to stop using certain products such as glycolic acid and Retin-A at least four days prior to your service. However, use of these products weeks before the service is actually recommended. These two products help exfoliate the skin and ensure there are no thick patches of dead skin. You’ll get the best result from a peel because it will work evenly across the skin.
Want to learn more? You can contact us (614) 764-7699 to book your first appointment.