A thorough evaluation of your skin type and condition performed by one of our board-certified dermatologists is necessary to determine which peel will be best suited for your needs. Chemical treatments are ideal for keeping your skin healthy and young-looking, all year round!
What are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel incorporates a custom chemical solution that is applied to the skin, which exfoliates and eventually peels off (hence the chemical peel name). Once it peels off, new, regenerated skin surfaces, providing a smoother, healthier appearance. Chemical peels are used to treat some skin concerns, including:
• Acne & Acne Scarring
• Visible Signs of Aging
• Sun Damage
• Sagging Skin
There are three basic types of chemical peels, including the light peel, medium peel, and deep peel.
Types of Chemical Peels
The light, or “lunchtime” peel is for those who want exfoliation on the outer layer of skin only. Although it’s a milder peel, the treatment is used to improve skin discoloration and an uneven skin texture, as well as revitalize the face, neck, or hands.
The medium peel typically consists of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) that targets the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged, worn out cells. This specific treatment is used to improve the appearance of age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, and moderate skin discoloration.
The deep peel penetrates to the middle layer of the skin. This peel is perfect for patients with more advanced skin concerns, including wrinkles, lines, shallow scars, and more. Patients see a significant improvement with a deep peel.
What to Expect with Chemical Peels
During your chemical peel treatment, you may expect mild discomfort from the chemicals as they begin to work beneath the skin.
Chemical peels may cause redness, irritation, and peeling, but as time passes and your skin heals, these concerns will resolve on their own.
Depending on the type of chemical peel, some downtime may be required. It’s important to follow our specific aftercare instructions to achieve optimal results. Sun exposure and smoking after treatment must be avoided because they may lead to side effects, such as infection or scarring.
Schedule Your Chemical Peel Consultation Today
Whether you want to reverse signs of aging, improve your uneven complexion, or just refresh your appearance, at the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, we have a chemical peel for you. If you’re ready to renew your skin and maintain your results, contact us at CDAM today to schedule your consultation with one of our leading dermatologists.