Light Resurfacing Peel
Depending on the level of correction you may need, Dr. Dagan may recommend you a number of different strengths of peels. During your consult if we determine that you only need a small, superficial amount of correction that a light resurfacing peel may be right for you.
As we age and the years go by, we are subjected to many environmental elements. These elements, such as the sun, cause the skin to become damaged and the aging process itself causes the skin to lose a number of valuable compounds, such as collagen and elastin.
The loss of collagen causes your skin to lose its youthful look and feel, it becomes rougher, and less smooth and supple. Without collagen’s restorative properties our skin tends to become loose and saggy, as well as rough, discolored and full of blemishes.
The loss of elastin means your skin will become extremely loose, and lose its ability to “snap-back” from stretching and contracting, as skin is supposed to. Elastin provides skin its stretchy consistency, and without it, skin becomes saggy and begins to crack over time.
How We Resurface The Skin
If you are in need of a light amount of skin resurfacing for mainly superficial correction of light blemishes, then we will recommend a lightly reactive AHA acid, such as lactid acid or glycolic acid. These acids are applied to the face lightly, and begin to react. The body’s own restorative processes take place and cause the skin, that’s been burned by the acid, to heal itself. As it heals it comes back fresh, smooth and supple, without the superficial blemishes that were there in the past.
For best results, depending on your needed correction, the peel should be applied weekly or at longer intervals.