Choker necklaces. Scrunchies. Overalls. There’s no denying that there’s been a recent resurgence in ’90s fashion and beauty. Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise that the chemical peel is trending. Once the most popular skin treatment in a dermatologist’s office, they were soon eclipsed by the advances in laser technology and injectables.

There’s something to be said, though, about going back to basics. If you are still living with acne prone skin, acne scars, and breakouts, there’s no denying the results that a chemical peel can deliver. So, what’s the best chemical peel for acne? It depends on your skin.

For sensitive skin, the mandelic/glycolic peel is gentle and effective. It uses mandelic, glycolic acid and arginine to gently deliver exfoliating power, removing dead skin and debris from your pores. Despite its appropriateness for sensitive skin, it packs a powerful punch.

If you have very acne prone skin, a clarifying peel can help stop the breakouts before they happen. This peel is made with mandelic and citric beta hydroxy acids, which target the bacteria that causes acne. You’ll also notice softer skin and cleaner pores. These peels, in conjunction with the skincare routine you’ve discussed with your doctor, can reduce acne break outs.

For those who are still living with the scars of past breakouts, a peel that penetrates deeply into the skin to renew cells and promote healing is recommended. The retinol peel system is ideal. These are considered high strength peels, as they are able to penetrate past the epidermis into the middle layers of your skin. From there, the peel works to heal your skin from within by pushing out and peeling away layers of damage revealing skin that is more even toned with a reduction in scarring.

No matter where you are in your journey to more beautiful skin, the Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute can help you along the way. With services ranging from professional grade chemical peels to rejuvenating laser treatments, we can help you find the results you’ve been looking for.