Are Chemical Peels Beneficial for Sun-Damaged Skin?
Over time, spending time out in the sun without the protection of sunscreen can take a toll on your skin. The sun’s harsh rays damage the skin, and that damage accumulates over time. If you notice signs of sun damage when you look in the mirror, you may want to consider aesthetic treatment options to restore your complexion.
Chemical peels are a popular treatment option that can improve the tone and texture of the skin. If you’re struggling with sun-damaged skin, a chemical peel could give your skin a healthier, more radiant appearance.
The Signs of Sun-Damaged Skin
UV rays from the sun can damage the skin over time. Accumulated damage from unprotected sun exposure can lead to what’s called photoaging, which is premature skin aging due to sun damage. Sun damage occurs in the skin’s deepest layers, so it can take time to appear on the surface. When it does, you may find yourself with multiple signs of sun damage, such as:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots
- Spider-like veins
- Reduced elasticity
- Rough skin texture
Chemical Peels for Sun-Damaged Skin
While a chemical peel shouldn’t be used on sunburned, inflamed, or irritated skin, it can be used to reduce the appearance of many types of sun-damaged skin. Chemical peels prompt the skin to shed its outermost layer of damaged skin cells. Once the damaged skin cells are fully shed, it allows healthy, regenerated skin cells to take their place. This results in a brighter, more even complexion.
Peeling from this treatment option can vary from light to moderate, depending on the type of peel. The skin will typically start to peel two to three days after the treatment was applied, and it generally takes seven to ten days for the skin to fully peel and heal.
After a chemical peel, you’ll notice an improvement in signs of sun damage with a more luminous complexion overall. To learn more, contact Amaris’ Aesthetics today!