People who suffer from persistent acne or recurring breakouts truly do suffer. Acne causes obvious cosmetic evidence that the skin may not be as healthy as it could be. As common as this problem is, there is still a stigma around acne, too. Adults with breakouts may wonder what they’re doing wrong. They may worry that their skin will never truly be clear. Furthermore, they may not know what to do when they have active acne. Chemical peels are known for reducing the appearance of acne scarring, but what does one do when they are in the midst of a breakout? The schedule a chemical peel, that’s what.
It is possible to get chemical peels even when the skin is irritated, bumpy, and clogged. In fact, this may be an excellent time for some powerful treatment. Here’s why:
A chemical peel can bust through blemishes
A chemical peel is an effective solution to blackheads, red bumps, whiteheads, and even cystic acne. This is because the mild acidic ingredients in a medical-grade chemical peel inhibit the activity of Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that can get trapped in clogged pores. In addition to destroying acne-causing bacteria, chemical peels can also slow the production of sebum and soothe irritation with anti-inflammatory properties.
Chemical exfoliation is preventative, too
A chemical peel dissolves the sebum that sits on the top layer of the skin. As the outermost layer of cells dislodges and sloughs off, so does the cellular debris that has been trapped on top of or inside pores. Research suggests that cystic acne is the result of deep blockages of old skin cells. Therefore, it is logical to prevent future breakouts with routine chemical peels.
Scars are less likely to form when acne is treated well
Scarring is one of the primary concerns of acne-sufferers and also an aspect of acne that can be managed with chemical peel treatment. One way that a chemical peel is prohibitive of scarring is by reducing the duration and frequency of active breakouts. Another way is by stimulating the production of collagen, the vital protein that is involved in healing dermatologic wounds.
Get Your Chemical Peel from a Pro
Chemical peels are so common that you can find products intended for home use as well as professional-grade products available at day spas. However, it is ideal to trust your skin to a qualified dermatologist like Dr. Bucay. Doing so ensures that your skin receives the right ingredients and strength of peel to resolve acne without causing further inflammation.
Learn more about chemical peel treatment for acne. Schedule your consultation and treatment in our Sonterra or La Casita office today.