Do skin resurfacing treatments reduce wrinkles? Our Albuquerque, NM-based Spa @ Western Dermatology Consultants team says yes! We regularly recommend chemical peels for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. As a type of skin resurfacing procedure, chemical peels have been used for a millennia and are still one of the most popular methods for treating a variety of skin concerns.

Peels involve the use of an acid to remove the skin’s damaged outer layers in a controlled fashion as a way of stimulating its regenerative processes. This makes them highly effective for softening wrinkles.

In this post, we’ll explore the science behind chemical peels and how they can reduce wrinkles.

Wrinkles developdue to a variety of stressors, such as natural aging, sun damage, exposure to pollution, smoking, and repetitive facial expressions. As mentioned above, chemical peels work by removing the outer layers of dead skin cells. This strategy can make fine lines and wrinkles appear less noticeable—but that’s not all that peels do. Chemical peels also stimulate the production of collagen, which is a protein that helps keep the skin firm and elastic.

Collagen production naturally decreases as we age, which can lead to the formation of wrinkles and sagging skin. By stimulating collagen production, peels can help improve the overall texture and firmness of the skin, which can make wrinkles less noticeable.When the skin beneath the layers that are peeled off heals and grows, it has a more youthful, smooth, and even appearance. In fact, the main reason why many people get this skin resurfacing treatment is to minimize facial wrinkles.

In addition to stimulating collagen production, peels can also improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage, and help unclog pores and prevent acne. For the best possible results, it’s important to take great care of your skin during the healing process. Just remember how important it will be to protect your skin from sun damage after a chemical peel by avoiding direct sun exposure and wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for several weeks. Avoid poking, picking, or peeling your sensitive skin. Our Albuquerque-based team at The Spa @ Western Dermatology Consultants will explain more about how these treatments restore more even, radiant skin for a naturally beautiful look. Call us at 505-855-9267 or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation.