The Chemical Peel is one to help reduce the appearance of skin issues in the face. Chemical Peels are administered via a chemical solutions that is applied to the skin, which exfoliates it and is eventually peeled off. There are different types of peels–some stronger than others. The stronger the peel, the deeper into the layers of the skin it penetrates, and also the longer the recovery. The right peel strength for you depends on what skin issues you are trying to resolve. It is important to know that after the peel, whatever the strength, your new skin will be more sensitive to the sun for some time and you should use extra precautions to keep your skin safe.
The lightest peel is a superficial peel that only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. This peel is best for improve mild skin discoloration issues, or to smooth out rough patches of skin in the face, neck, hands, or chest. The medium peel penetrates a little deeper into the skin and can be used to improve the appearance of age spots, lines and wrinkles, rough patches, and moderate skin discoloration. The deep peel is the strongest and goes the furthest into the layers of the skin to improve moderate lines, shallow scars, and age spots. The deep peel should only be performed once and can only be done on the face.
If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels, and to find out if they may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.