There’s nothing quite like entering spring with the fresh-faced beauty of your youth. Put your best face forward with a chemical peel that can reveal the radiance and beauty that hides under years of skin damage. If you are looking for a rejuvenation that doesn’t require injections or surgery, chemical peels are a great option. While the experts at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Therapeutics will help you choose the treatment appropriate for your skin type, read on to find out more about some of the options:
Superficial Chemical Peels
This is a great peel for those who just need a little freshening up. A superficial peel removes the first layer of skin, which can often appear dull, dry, and discolored due to exposure to your environment. These often involve the use of either alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy, which allows the skin on the face to slough off, but without the peeling and redness that can come from deeper treatments. Superficial peels are perfect for those with mild acne scarring, slight discoloration, or dry skin. There is little discomfort during a superficial peel.
Medium Depth Chemical Peels
This type of peel penetrates deeper into the skin with the use of trichloroacetic acid and can be miraculous for deep lines, uneven coloring, and repairing years of sun damage. The downside to this, though, is that the side effects may require a few days of downtime. Medium peels can result in some discomfort, such as stinging, for up to an hour after the procedure is complete. You may also find that your skin is pink or red in spots during the healing process. Once your skin is recovered, you’ll find that many skin issues that come with age are reversed.
Deep Chemical Peels
For those seeking extreme results, a deep chemical peel may be the solution. While these peels can vastly improve or erase deep lines, wrinkles, and sun damage, it can take months to heal. The phenol, or carbolic acid, in these peels penetrates deep through the layers of skin, leaving it red and painful during the healing process. Some find that sedation is the only way to cope with the pain during a deep peel, but the results last much longer than any other variety.