When the face has taken a hard hit with acne and sun damage, many patients feel hopeless that they’ll ever regain their youthful appearance again. Thanks to dermatological advancements, these common problems can easily be reversed using a pyruvic acid peel.
Whether the patient is trying to eliminate their acne or reverse the sun damage on their face, this type of peel could be the answer to their problems.
What is a Pyruvic Acid Peel?
A chemical peel is a procedure where a diluted acid is applied to the skin and allowed to soak in. Depending on the type of acid, the face will begin to peel over the next five days to two weeks, getting rid of the damaged layers of skin so new, healthy skin can grow.
It’s one of the least invasive ways to improve the look of the skin and reduces fine lines, minor scarring, pigmentation changes, and sun damage.
Pyruvic acid is considered a medium peel, meaning it goes deeper than the superficial layers of skin. It is used to improve hyperpigmentation, acne, and skin tone. It also smooths the skin out after just one peel.
Pyruvic acid is great for acne and sun damage because it increases how thick the epidermis and dermis are while encouraging the growth of new collagen and elastic fibers. This results in skin that’s tighter, smoother, and more even in tone.
What Does a Medium Peel Entail?
Getting a medium chemical peel requires a short visit to the doctor’s office. The doctor will clean their patient’s skin before applying the chemical solution. The length of time the chemical is left on the face depends on the specific formula being used. The doctor washes the leftover solution off of the face and applies an ointment to help soothe any discomfort.
Once the skin starts to react to the acid, a crust forms and then flakes off within three to five days. The new layer of skin is smoother, softer, and more even in tone. The total healing time typically takes about two weeks.
The number of peels a patient needs depends on how significant their acne or sun damage is. Minor skin issues can be corrected in just one or two treatments, but more persistent problems might require numerous peels before the desired effects are achieved.
Pyruvic acid chemical peels are a great option for people wanting to reverse moderate damage to their face. If you feel this procedure will benefit you, contact Breeze Laser Center today. We will be happy to provide an evaluation and review your concerns. This will be necessary to develop a treatment plan to meet your cosmetic needs and help you get the smoother skin you deserve.