Back in 1997, chemical peels were rated as the top cosmetic procedure in the country. Despite this, however, more people are getting peels today than ever before, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Why? Because they can actually give you great results and be more cost effective than other nonsurgical high-tech treatments.
Here are just a few of the reasons why peels are so great:
1. They don’t just improve your complexion — they can also make the skincare products you use work better. This is because all that dirt and debris that is removed with a peel allows products to penetrate better. On top of that, it kickstarts the production of new skin cells, collagen and hyaluronic acid.
2. The risks and side effects associated with peels are lower and less intensive than those associated with other treatments.
3. They can treat acne and reduce scarring at the same time.
4. Chemical peels have an excellent track record treating melasma. Blotches caused by sun exposure and hormonal changes can be difficult to remove, but get a peel along with practicing vigilant sun protection and you could be on the road to clearer skin.