How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels are a popular form of cosmetic treatment that helps improve the look and feel of your skin. By applying acids to exfoliate the top layer of skin, chemical peels work to remove dead skin cells and other impurities, leaving your skin looking brighter, smoother, and more even. The depth of the chemical peel depends on the concentration of acids used in the process. As some treatments require just one session, others may need multiple applications to achieve desired results. To reduce the risk of any discomfort or skin damage, it's important to seek advice from a qualified skincare specialist before undergoing any chemical peel treatment.

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Types of chemical peels

Chemical peels are an effective skin treatment tool used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging, as well as address discoloration or scarring. There are multiple types of chemical peels that can be tailored to fit individual needs, ranging from light to medium to heavy peels.

Light chemical peels

Light chemical peels remove superficial wrinkles. Light peels have less downtime and discomfort after application, while medium and deep peels have more dramatic results but come with a longer recovery period.

Medium peels

Medium peels and deep peels are for more severe conditions and come with a longer recovery period.

Deep chemical peel

A deep chemical peel goes deeper than a light or medium peel and can correct issues such as deep wrinkles and scars.

The amount of improvement from this skin care treatment varies and depends upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin. Significant improvement of damaged skin has been achieved and it can produce dramatic results.

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What types of acids are used during chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a popular skin treatment designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and other skin abnormalities. There are three main types of chemical peels - salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and lactic acid - which vary in aggressiveness, working best for different problems.

For example:

  • Salicylic Acid peels are most effective for treating acne, as they penetrate deeply into pores to remove dirt and oil while exfoliating the skin's outermost layers.
  • Lactic Acid peels can help improve skin tone overall by removing uneven patches or blotchy areas while lessening discoloration from sun exposure.
  • TCA peels work both superficially and below the skin's surface, making them ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face because they stimulate collagen production.

Chemical peels not only give immediate results but also lead to long-term improvement in skin's radiance and health when used regularly over time. In short, these peels offer enormous progress towards restoring a bright and healthy complexion.

Can I do other treatments concurrent to chemical peels?

A skin rejuvenation program is often used in conjunction with chemical peels to reduce the fine wrinkles of the face, lighten areas of hyperpigmentation and produce a softer texture to the skin. The program can be accomplished separately or in conjunction with the other cosmetic procedures and is followed at home by the patient after a treatment plan is established for the patient’s cosmetic needs. Our treatments are designed to be dermato-corrective and provide improvement in epidermal texture, tone, lessening of superficial lines and a healthier, more youthful look and feel with minimal downtime.

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