OK, that headline looks like some sort of Dow Chemical ad slogan. But it is just the message sent by your skin because it loves when you give it a chemical peel at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria.
Chemical peels basically are forced exfoliations of your facial skin. Everyone knows that your skin benefits from exfoliation, where the outer skin sloughs off and is replaced by new, younger, more vibrant skin. In fact, our skin is continually shedding cells. Don’t believe that? Then you don’t want to know what dust around your house is predominantly made up of!
Lots of things seem to get slower as we age. Even our skin cells don’t shed themselves with the same frequency as they did when we were young. This buildup makes the skin wrinkled, blotchy, and can make it appear somewhat drab. A chemical peel with the team at Saltz Spa Vitoria can force some of those skin cells to shed again, rejuvenating the skin as it did in your younger days.
The goal is to remove the top layers of the skin, exposing unlined, new skin beneath. At Spa Vitoria, we do mostly lighter chemical peels that use naturally occurring acids, leaving more aggressive skin procedures to our lasers.
What can be addressed with chemical peels?
- Reduce and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin tone
- Decrease discoloration
- Reduce the appearance of dark areas from pregnancy or birth control pills
- Treat certain forms of acne
- Improve the appearance of minor scars
- Decrease the prominence of sun spots and other sun damage
How we do chemical peels at Saltz Spa Vitoria
The concept behind a chemical peel is to apply a chemical to the skin (usually the face) and then allow that chemical to penetrate the layers of the skin, causing peeling in a few days.
At your appointment, your skin is first thoroughly cleaned and your eyes and hair are protected. We then apply the chemical solution to your treatment areas. The solution and its duration on your skin are dependent on the patient’s individual skin conditions. Generally we use glycolic, salicylic acid, or lactic acid. These acids are all naturally occurring in foods such as fruit or dairy products.
Chemical peels vs. laser resurfacing
We offer both chemical peels and various forms of laser resurfacing at Saltz Spa Vitoria and believe both areas can benefit our patients. We don’t perform many deep peels any longer, however.
Want to force your skin to do a little shedding of its old cells? Call us at Saltz Spa Vitoria in Park City (435) 655-6612 or Salt Lake City (801) 274-9500.