As the new year kicks off, you're probably feeling more than ready for a fresh start. Whether you're looking for fewer wrinkles or less acne, many skin experts would recommend retinol, a form of Vitamin A.
The only issue is that when retinol is applied topically, it can take months to deliver results — and you might not want to wait that long to see improvement.
Thankfully, there is a way you can get the perks of retinol and see results quickly. Serena Skinner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and our team at Lotus Health & Wellness offer retinol peels at our office in Brunswick, Georgia. The treatment smoothes, brightens, and evens your skin tone starting in a matter of days. Find out more about retinol peels, including their benefits, below.
How retinol works
When retinol is applied to your skin, it penetrates past the outer epidermis. Once it reaches the dermis or the middle layer of your skin, it functions as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals. This makes it easier for your skin to produce collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin plump and smooth. In other words, retinol can help to fight wrinkles.
At the same time, it addresses acne by creating agents that specifically fight blemishes.
Additionally, retinol increases the rate of cell turnover in your skin. This means damaged and dead skin cells slough off, revealing the newer, more perfect-looking cells underneath.
But not all retinol products are created equal. The retinol products you can buy over the counter aren't as strong — and, as a result, don't deliver the same results — as the ones available at Lotus Health & Wellness or a dermatologist's office.
Fortunately, you don't need a prescription to get access to high-grade retinol to transform your skin. Our team offers retinol peels right at our office.
Choose the right retinol peel for you.
Specifically, we provide two different types of retinol peels. This way, you can choose the strength of peel (and the resulting downtime) that's right for you. Your options are:
6% pure retinol peel
This is the stronger peel, giving you significant post-peel exfoliation. That means you get brighter, smoother, more even skin. It can help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.
If you choose the 6% peel, be ready for your skin to peel quite a bit. Generally, the peeling will continue for about ten days. You might want to work from home and reschedule social engagements during that time.
4% pure retinol peel
If you want the rejuvenating effects of a retinol treatment with less downtime, this peel is for you. It still delivers brighter, more even skin, but you'll only have about a week of peeling.
If you're ready to enjoy smoother, more radiant skin this year, don't wait to contact our team at Lotus Health & Wellness and schedule your retinol peel. Call us or book your appointment online today.