Avoiding chemical peels because you’ve heard they can damage your skin? Good call!
Chemical peels of old can be incredibly damaging to your skin and actually accelerate the aging process. But be warned, even your non-chemical peel can be doing more harm than good.
When it comes to chemical and non-chemical peels, what you want to look out for are harsh peels that strip away the surface layers of your skin.
Why? Because the skin is protected by a really important layer called the epidermal barrier. The epidermal barrier is a layer of cells called corneocytes and these cells are very clever (not to mention there for a reason!). They help protect the skin from infection, UV rays and a loss of moisture.
This barrier is so important that if it is stripped or damaged by things like chemical and non-chemical peels, the body will divert blood and nutrients from the supporting layer of the skin, the dermis, to fix it. And to keep the signs of aging at bay, we need as much blood in the dermis as possible!
These kinds of harsh chemical and non-chemical peels can also result in a layer of scar tissue building up between the dermis and the epidermis, meaning if you do try to infuse nutrients into the dermis, they won’t be able to get down there.
So don’t go down the non-chemical peel route and think that it’s all ok. Instead, visit Laser By Sia for a comprehensive skin analysis and ongoing plan to improve the quality and youthfulness of your skin. We use peel infusions, which instead of peeling you from the outside in, peel you from the inside out with no pain or discomfort. Contact us now!