Skin cell turnover is important in maintaining youthful, supple, and clear skin. However, as we age, the rate of skin cell turnover reduces dramatically. For example, the skin cells of babies regenerate every two weeks, but by our mid-20s, that rate slows to 30-35 days. Fortunately, chemical peels are an effective way to accelerate skin cell turnover, shedding sick, aged, or damaged skin cells and promoting the genesis of newer, healthier skin cells at a faster rate.
Chemical peels are medical-grade products applied topically to the face, chest, or neck. They contain a slightly acidic active ingredient that removes the topmost layer of blemished skin. With the unhealthy skin cells removed, it is easier for younger skin cells to take their place. By doing this, chemical peels improve the texture, tone, and clarity of the skin.