What It Is
Retinol peels are a great choice for patients who want to refresh, rejuvenate, and hydrate their complexion. It is an effective treatment for those with acne as it has the ability to prevent acne flare ups as well as treat existing breakouts. The retinol peel we offer is suitable for many skin types and is a mild to moderate peel. In particular, it is ideal for patients who have pigmentation issues, uneven skin tone and texture, acne, and for those who want anti-aging benefits.
The most popular treatment areas for a Retinol acid peel are the face and neck, but can be applied to areas of the body with active breakouts or where there is skin discolouration and pigmentation concerns.
How It Works
The Retinol Peel uses natural Vitamin A to stimulate the production of new skin cells once its applied to the surface of the skin. Retinol is able to penetrate into the deep layers of the skin due to its small molecular size. These deeper layers of the skin is where live skin cells develop and grow, and the retinol will assist in the production of new cells. This means that more skin cells will move towards the surface of the skin and replace the cells that are already dead or dying.
Retinol peels can also help those with acne prone skin and improve the general appearance and health of the complexion. The retinol works to unclog pores and will reduce acne flare ups by allowing the skin to heal.
Aside from its ability to stimulate the production of new skin cells and its ability to improve acne and prevent acne flare ups, retinol is ideal for those who want to fight the signs of aging as it works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works to prevent the natural breakdown of collagen in the skin and boosts skin elasticity and keeps the facial complexion plump and hydrated.
Depending on the strength of the Retinol Peel that you receive, it is normal to experience mild flaking and dryness for 2 to 3 days after your session. The small molecular size of retinol that penetrates deeply into the skin will generate the production of new skin cells and collagen, which will result in firmer, plumper skin, as well as reduce the appearance of sun damage, age spots, pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. You will notice a reduction in acne flare ups and experience short and long term benefits after receiving this treatment.
In order to maintain your best results and to enhance its longevity, we recommend a daily application of sunscreen to protect your newly generated skin from the harmful effects of UV exposure.
How long do the results last?
Many patients experience a dramatic improvement in the skin type and tone after a single session. However, to maximize the effects of the results, we generally recommend a series of 4 treatments. Your results can last upwards a year with an effective skin care regimen that includes the generous application of sunscreen on a daily basis.
The Retinol Peel at Fairview Laser is suitable for many skin types and is especially beneficial to those with acne prone or aging skin. To see how the Retinol Peel can produce benefits for your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jain today!
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