The Best Gift for Women Over 40 – Thank Goodness!

Posted on July 6, 2009 | by

It is the ultimate “acid test” – better known as the chemical peel. I know what you’re thinking – remember the Sex In The City episode when Samantha got a chemical peel and looked like raw meat? That was really scary, but chemical peels aren’t really like that, especially now.

Today’s advances in chemical peeling have made the results outstanding. Now, peels can actually tighten the skin as they peel away layers and “brighten” even sun-damaged skin. Yes, you do need to be prepared to undergo some tingling upon application (less discomfort than waxing), outlay some money and be out of action for three days, but the results will be worth it – your skin will never look better!

Everyone will comment that you glow. Your skin will look dewy and soft, because let’s face it people, at age 50 your skin doesn’t look dewy without doing something! So if you’re not ready for surgery this is the best place to start by trying a safe and effective treatment under medical supervision.

To prepare for the peel and get the best results, you should begin using a range of day and night medical grade skin care products. They can stimulate collagen production and cell turnover and put some elasticity back in your skin.

Plan ahead and be ready to hunker down for three days (post-peel) with some wine, old movies, TIVO or DVR some of your favorite shows, catch up on some good books or magazines and have some great food in the fridge – be prepared not to answer the door unless you know who it is. By day five, you should be wearing makeup again and be resuming your normal activities.

Here are some of the best peels on the market, that we provide at Boston Plastic Surgery.

  • Glycolic acid peel
  • MicroPeel® Plus
  • Booster peels
  • Lactic acid peels

See our anti-aging peels page or contact us for more information.