Peeling is something that typically occurs after a bad sunburn. Most of us learned early in life that a sunburn could lead to problems later in life. Sunburns significantly increase the chances of skin cancer. They also damage the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in problems like dark spots, rough texture, and more. As counterintuitive as it may sound, we often turn to peeling as an effective solution to the frustrating signs of sun damage. Here’s why.
Peeling from a sunburn is bad. Peeling from a professional treatment is good. How can this be? When the skin peels from a sunburn, it is because too much ultraviolet light has been absorbed. This light penetrates multiple layers of the skin, causing damage at the cellular level. This damage is associated with the early formation of dark spots and other pigment problems. These discoloration issues originate in skin cells that move up from deeper layers of the skin to eventually live on the epidermis. What a chemical peel does is speed up the process of cellular renewal. In so doing, each peel brings healthier skin cells upward, until they reach the visible layer of the skin.
The signs of sun damage and aging don’t occur at a specific age, nor do they develop to the same degree in all people. Typically, the more sun exposure a person has had, the more damage their skin has sustained. By customizing peels to each individual, professionals can effectively solve problems as quickly and conveniently as possible. Chemical peels range from light to deep.
Your skin is affected by age, sun exposure, and much more. We can help you manage dermatologic health with chemical peels, laser treatments, and other services. To schedule a skin rejuvenating visit at our Teaneck, NJ office, call 201.836.9696.