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Yes, a skin peel can improve the skin’s appearance.

How common is it for people to undergo chemical peeling for the hands?

5 Reasons Why You May Need A Chemical Peel For The Hands:

1. If you have brown spots on the hands

2. For uneven skin tone

3. To lessen or eliminate wrinkles

4. To reduce the effects of sun damage

5. To remove scars from the hands

Chemical peels for the hands are now gaining a lot of popularity, especially as more and more people are finding out more about its benefits to get beautiful and younger looking hands. If you take a look at the many online stores, you will notice just how many varieties of chemical peel for hands are available.

TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid) and has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is in the vinegar family (acetic acid.) When applied to the skin, the chemical reaction encourages the top layers of the skin cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin has sloughed off, it then exposes a new layer of undamaged and baby soft skin, which has a smoother texture and more even color.

Re-freshening of the skin’s appearance. Improvement of fine lines, actinic keratoses, sallow and uneven skin tone, post-inflammatory pigmentation and roughly textured skin. Acne, shallow and rolling acne scars, and melasma. Very beneficial to persons of all skin types. Ethnic skin tones such as Asian, African-American, Italian and other darker skin tones can safely undergo
beneficial resurfacing with proper preparation.

TCA works by coagulation of the proteins in the epidermis and dermis. It does not need to be neutralized like other acids. TCA cannot be neutralized; therefore a bicarbonate solution is not necessary with this peel.

The strength of a TCA peel is not gauged essentially through the percentage of the acid, but by the VOLUME of solution applied and the number of coats of solution. A light even coat, applied in multiple layers, until a light frost is achieved is the best way to get exceptional results.

HEALING POST PEEL: After your skin peel it will be important to keep your skin moisturized with a quality, healing product preferably organic. Like an organic hyaluronic acid serum or an organic skin lightening serum. Bacitracin, or another comparable product may also be used. Everyone skins heal differently and react to a peel differently.

Do not skip moisturization to try and speed up the peeling. Allowing your skin to become dry will actually cause the process to
take longer.

Skin fillers can also be injected by a plastic surgeon in you are losing body fat at the top of your hands.

While melanin provides some natural protection against the sun, it’s not nearly enough to neutralize harmful UV rays that cause premature aging and skin cancer.

Even though UV rays make up only a very small portion of the sun’s rays, they are the main cause of the sun’s damaging effects on the skin. UV rays damage the DNA of skin cells. Skin cancers start when this damage affects the DNA of genes that control skin cell growth.

Skin cancers are one result of getting too much sun, but there are other effects as well. Sunburn and tanning are the short-term results of too much exposure to UV rays and are signs of skin damage. Long-term exposure can cause early skin aging, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, dark patches (lentigos, sometimes called age spots or liver spots), and pre-cancerous skin changes (such as dry, scaly, rough patches called actinic keratoses).

Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances that may provide protection against the effects of damaging free radicals on the cells in your body, including your skin. Antioxidant ingredients are already promoted in a number of skin care products available.

Green Tea has become one of the new age food heroes — a helpful ally in preventing everything from heart disease and cancer to skin aging and weight gain. The full range of health benefits may take decades to define, but research on its impact on human skin is reasonably well developed. The secret ingredients are chemicals called catechins, which are antioxidants that can clear cell damage on the skin and repair wrinkles, blemishes or other impurities. When applied to the skin, green tea can reduce sun damage by reducing inflammation and tackling free radicals. (It doesn’t block UV rays.) When choosing a tea, it’s helpful to know that green tea has over five times the amount of catechins as black tea.

Niacinamide
Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is a powerful antioxidant that has shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and depigmenting properties. It has also shown to improve the texture and tone of the skin, as well as reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. (18)

Vitamin C
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient that can only come from
healthy fruits and vegetables that contain it. Vitamin C is usually touted for its cold-fighting power, but it’s also under study for its impact on preventing and reversing aging skin.

It works in two ways: as an antioxidant, as well as a booster of collagen formation — both of which are important to preserving and maintaining skin’s youthful appearance. (19-21) However, boosting your intake of vitamin C-rich foods does not appear to impact your skin to any measurable degree, so cosmetic companies are hard at work to study whether it can be absorbed through the skin directly via topical creams and lotions.

We recommend those organic plant-based products:

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Year of sun tanning and outdoors activities without sunscreen can leave you with, sun damaged skin, dark spots, rough and very dry skin. Not fun! And now summer is coming and you want to look good in your bikini!

By removing the old skin cells of your skin, you will reveal healthy, bright skin. The controlled damage of TCA products also stimulates your skin to heal itself by producing new collagen and elastin. Collagen remodeling makes your skin healthier, more elastic, and better able to retain moisture.

Skin Cells

You started life as a single cell that divided into two cells. Those divided into four, and so on, until you grew into an adult. Once we reach adulthood, most of our cells stop growing and dividing. We’re done at that point. There are a few exceptions, however, and one of those is skin cells.

You may have noticed that when your skin is dry, it gets flaky and pieces fall off. Don’t be alarmed and think that you’re eventually going to lose all of your skin. Skin cells die, slough off, and are replaced by new skin cells. The process slows down as you get older, but it never stops.

Skin cells grow and divide in the basement membrane. From here, the new cells get pushed up into the epidermis. Once in the epidermis, the cells no longer receive blood or nutrients. They begin the slow process of dying and sloughing off to be replaced by yet more new cells. Your outermost layer of skin is nothing but dead cells.

Get rid of fine lines

If the skin on your face, neck, decolletage, legs, arms, or hands looks slightly crepey, dry, or is marred by fine lines and wrinkles, we may recommend the I’m Fabulous Trio.

You may feel a slight tingling sensation as the acids gently release your old, dead cells from the surface of your skin (epidermis). Afterward, your skin may be slightly pink or look sunburned for about three to five days. To keep your skin bright and healthy, by adding a regimen you can keep your skin smooth.

Smooth away brown spots and wrinkles

When the sun’s UVA and UVB rays have caused alterations in your skin pigments, such as brown spots and actinic keratoses, we may recommend at home light and safe skin peels.

Remedy tired looking, sagging skin

A skin peel may be your best choice if you have severe sun damage with deep creasing and wrinkling and multiple areas of hyperpigmentation. The effects of a skin body peel are similar to those of laser therapy, as both reach down to the deepest layers of your skin to stimulate collagen remodeling.

Sun damage on the arms and legs has been difficult to treat.   Not only is it often unsightly – blotchy brown and red – but also is the area where skin cancers and precancerous spots begin.

People of all skin types develop sun-damaged skin on the face, chest and neck, the hands and arms, and the legs. Sun damage occurs from repeated long-term exposure to UVA and UVB, resulting in brown spots (liver spots, sun freckles), dilated blood vessels and fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, there is multiple sun damaged skin treatments that our providers at Advanced Dermatology can employ.

Now several researchers are using a multilayered approach to treating sun damage on the arms and legs which makes sense to me and is yielding good results (in expert hands only please).  For the arms and legs, combining a glycolic or light TCA peel (for the texture). The best is definitely TCA based peel.

Age spots are the little skin blemishes that develop on the skin that are associated with aging and exposure to the harsh radiation of the suns UV rays. Age spots are sometimes referred to as brown spots, stains, or sun spots, and despite the liver spot nickname, have no association with the liver.

Age spots are flat, unlike moles, and range in color from light brown to black. You can generally find these spots in the areas of your skin most exposed to the sun, such as on your arms, face, shoulders, and forehead. Age spots on the hands are extremely common.

The skin protects itself against cuts and other traumas through bruises and scars. In the same way, age spots are the skins defense against the suns damage.

Medically, these spots are known as lentigos or liver spots. They are also believed to be a genetic inheritance and could relate to a bad diet, lack of exercise and poor liver function.

As the skin ages, it is less able to regenerate itself from the suns damage. These little tan, brown, grey and black spots appear on the skin’s surface. The skin’s pigment, called melanin, accumulates on the surface (epidermis) and form these little collections of darker marks that are noticeable on the skin. They most commonly occur in the areas that are most often exposed to the sun; the arms, legs, neck, shoulders, chest and facial area. Since the liver spots are caused by age and sun exposure, they can, therefore, occur on all skin types. Too many people allow these unsightly skin blemishes go unaddressed.

Fortunately, they are not harmful. They are just a sign of the years gone by. However, it is important to notice any radical changes in size, color, or relief of these blemishes. Should any strange changes occur immediately consult your medical doctor.

Protecting the skin properly at a young age will prevent not only age spots but also serious skin diseases such as skin cancer. This will not only protect against blemishes and diseases but also those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Even if you already have these age spots you can prevent them from getting worse by looking after and protecting your skin now. It’s never too late.

TCA body peel for home use

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics has a popular TCA body peel that can be done at home or by a licensed professional. This TCA body peel is ready to use and comes with step by step instruction on how to use. For a fraction of the cost, you can do it yourself at home.

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That’s because the sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) light that damages your skin and causes sunburn. Over time, these rays can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and other problem areas. The result: You can add years to your looks. Research shows that UV exposure is the reason behind 80% of your skin’s aging.

To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun-tanned. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular coloring (pigmentation) of the skin. The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a mottled, reddish appearance.

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Melanin is the dark brown pigment in the top layer of skin (epidermis) that gives skin its color.

This pigment protects the deeper layers of skin from sun damage. The more melanin in the skin, the darker the skin appears and the more protection it has against sun damage.

People with medium or dark complexions naturally have more protection than do people with lighter complexions. But they still can experience sun damage. This man’s face shows signs of sun damage — increased areas of irregular pigmentation and wrinkles.

Ultraviolet radiation breaks down the skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers — that lies in the deeper layer of skin (dermis). Without the supportive connective tissue, the skin loses its strength and flexibility. This condition, known as solar elastosis (e-las-TOE-sis), is characterized by vertical creases, deep wrinkles, and loose or sagging skin.

Melasma

Also referred to as “mask of pregnancy,” melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a brown darkening of facial skin. Melasma likely occurs from a combination of factors, including exposure to sunlight and an increase in the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Melasma often affects women who:

  • Have dark skin
  • Take oral contraceptives or hormone therapy
  • Are pregnant

The dark patches usually occur on the cheeks and forehead. Melasma usually fades during winter months in northern latitudes but returns in spring. It also tends to fade after pregnancy or when you stop taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy.

Lentigo maligna

Lentigo maligna is a type of growth that develops in areas of long-term sun exposure, such as your face, hands or legs. Lentigo maligna starts as a dark flat spot that slowly darkens and enlarges. Eventually the spot may develop into a melanoma, a type of skin cancer that begins in the top layer of skin and then invades the underlying skin layer. See your doctor if you notice a:

  • New skin growth
  • Bothersome change in your skin
  • Change in the appearance or texture of a mole
  • Sore that doesn’t heal or a bruise that fades and returns

Photoprotection. Vitamin C limits the damage induced by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Vitamin C is not a “sunscreen” because it does not absorb light in the UVA or UVB spectrum. Rather, the antioxidant activity of vitamin C protects against UV-induced damage caused by free radicals.

When the skin endures ultraviolet ray exposure from the sun, burning and cell damage occurs. The skin attempts to repair by releasing melanin, the chemical that produces skin bronzing. Skin cells undergo DNA repair but depending on the severity of the sun damage, new cells may have alterations in coloration or texture. Irreparable DNA damage may lead to the abnormal cell reproduction commonly associated with skin cancer.

NIACIN (VITAMIN B3): THE SCIENCE OF REPAIRING DAMAGED SKIN

Laboratory studies indicate that Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, niacinamide or nicotinic acid, stimulates and ensures healthy DNA repair while increasing the rate of cellular reproduction. The vitamin also decreases the amount of healing time, interferes with melanin production and release. The result of applying B3 containing products includes the development of healthier, younger-looking skin.

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Scientists found that these regenerative properties do not only aid in the healing of sun damaged skin. By directly encouraging skin cell reproduction, Vitamin B3 deters the effects that accompany the natural aging process because cellular reproduction decreases with age.

The vitamin also enhances general skin appearance by encouraging lipid production, which acts as a protective barrier that retains moisture beneath the skin. Besides providing a better general appearance, properly hydrated skin becomes less susceptible to damage or irritation. Further investigation of Vitamin B3 also suggests that the vitamin acts as a natural exfoliant by encouraging the removal of accumulated dead skin cells that affect skin color and texture.

We love the following products for sun damage and skin lightening without the harmful Hydroquinone:

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