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Brighten Up Your Skin for Spring With a Chemical Peel

Winter is coming to an end, which means it’s time to bring your dry, dull skin out of hibernation. Two tried-and-true methods for reviving skin are exfoliation to remove dry skin and moisturizing to keep skin feeling soft. But sometimes this just isn’t enough after a long winter.

Chemical peels take your skin-brightening efforts to the next level. You might find at-home peels, but these don’t meet the quality and potency of a chemical peel administered by a board-certified dermatologist.

That’s why Dr. James Petrin and the experienced team at Petrin Dermatology suggest you come visit us when you’re ready to enhance your appearance with cosmetic dermatology. From laser treatments to chemical peels, we can advise you on the right treatments for your skin type and your aesthetic goals.

If you’re ready to seriously brighten your skin for spring, keep reading about the benefits of a chemical peel.

Chemical peels 101

A chemical peel is a treatment designed to enhance the appearance of your skin. Chemical peels can also address specific skin conditions — like acne — according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD).

A chemical peel is unlike a spa facial mask. Chemical peels apply specific chemical solutions to your skin to brighten it and enhance your appearance by removing dead cells and dirt, revealing the fresh skin underneath. The intensity of your results depend on whether you receive a:

Regardless of which chemical peel you select, Dr. Petrin can tell you how to prepare for your treatment and then teach you how to care for your skin after a chemical peel. Your after-care and downtime depend on which type of chemical peel you choose.

How do chemical peels brighten your skin?

When you think about exfoliation, you might think about a gritty scrub for your face or a pumice stone for your feet — but these aren’t the only options for exfoliating dry, dead skin. Chemical peels are sometimes called chemexfoliation.

The chemicals in a professional peel slough away dead, dry skin. With deeper peels, you might even notice dead skin peel off. Because those dead skin cells are what create that dull look to your skin, your skin’s appearance is much brighter afterward. 

Unlike a facial scrub, a chemical peel can penetrate your skin more deeply, which is why you can get impressive results from a peel. Chemical peels can improve rough texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, diminish facial redness, and soften the appearance of blemishes such as age spots.

Chemical peels enhance your face — and arms and legs, too

As spring begins, you’re getting ready to swap out long-sleeve sweaters for sundresses. A chemical peel can help you smooth and brighten the skin on other parts of your body, too — not just your face. From your neck and chest to your legs, a chemical peel can brighten up the skin that’s been covered up all winter. 

Is a chemical peel right for you?

At Petrin Dermatology, it’s our goal to help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin. Whether you’re considering a chemical peel or another cosmetic dermatological service, we’re here to answer your questions and help you reach your goals.

If you’d like to find out if a chemical peel is right for you, call our office in Redmond, Washington, to request an appointment. Or try our online booking tool.

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