In the war against aging skin, there’s no shortage of claims that promise to turn back the clock so that you can regain that youthful glow of days gone by. In fact, there are so many products and services crowding the anti-aging arena that it can be difficult to find the right tool for your particular skin and goals.
At The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, we’ve done the work for you and sifted through the gimmicks to find treatments that produce real results; treatments based on science that works with your body to rejuvenate and refresh your skin. One of these tools, which ranks among the more popular services with our Matthew, North Carolina clients, is the peel. If you want to explore how a peel can help revitalize your skin, read on to learn more.
To better understand how peels work to refresh and resurface your skin, it’s helpful to take a step back and review the forces that are at work in aging skin, and there are several.
To start, your skin, especially the exposed areas on your face, undergoes a fair amount of abuse over the course of your life. This is to be expected. Your skin is designed to withstand this abuse, which comes in the form of exposure to the elements, namely the sun, as well as surface conditions created by bacteria and inflammatory problems, such as acne and rosacea. In taking the brunt of these problems, your skin begins to show wear-and-tear over time, and your skin cells are increasingly unable to keep up with the damage.
Add to this the fact that production of the two ingredients responsible for elasticity and tone—collagen and elastin—begins to wane as you get older. This decrease in collagen robs your skin of the ability to bounce back as it once did, leaving lines and wrinkles, as well as drooping and sagging skin in the wake of the deficit.
Taken together, you’re left with a skin surface that’s mottled by well-worn paths, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. In other words, the smooth, blemish-free skin of your youth gives way to lax and uneven tissue that becomes a road map of your life in many ways.
Peeling It Back
A peel is an aptly named procedure that does just what it says: peels back the layers of your skin to promote healthy new skin growth on a cellular level. We offer seven different types of peels that go to different depths in order to erase the signs of the past, including:
1. The Perfect Derma Peel
The Perfect Derma Peel is your choice for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, and enlarged pores. It also promotes the production of new collagen and elastin, the building blocks for firming and tightening your skin. It’s also helpful in remedying acne and significantly reducing the appearance of acne scars.
2. Vitalize Peel
This peel uses Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, Bety-Hydroxy Acid, Resorcinol Acid, and Retinoic Acid, ideal for remedying moderate-to-mild skin imperfections caused by sun damage and aging.
3. Rejuvenize Peel
For more severe skin damage, scarring, lines, wrinkles, and even melasma, the Rejuvenize Peel is your best option. This deep chemical peel offers controlled exfoliation of the damaged layers of skin, delivering amazing results with as few as one application.
4. Sensi Peel
This gentle peel which contains just a 6 percent TCA solution is the go-to peel for brightening and improving tone and texture for sensitive skin.
To determine which peel is right for your skin, we invite you to come in for an in-depth consultation to find just the perfect treatment to revitalize and refresh your skin, restoring your youthful texture and glow. Please give us a call, or use the easy online booking tool on this website to schedule your visit.