Chemical peels basically aid skin in sloughing off and bringing out new, less wrinkled, and regenerated skin. This can help to treat sun damage, aging, mild scars, acne, age spots, freckles, dark spots, and even wrinkles or fine lines. Bringing out this new skin can be done on different parts of the body, including the hands, face, and neck.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peel (AHAs) – A mild chemical peel that can be used to target uneven pigmentation, dryness, and fine wrinkles. Usually a glycolic acid that can cause some light stinging and flaking of the dead skin. Multiple treatments are done in order to get the best results.
Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel (BHAs) – This is a stronger chemical peel that can be used to target certain types of acne. It is a salicylic acid peel that get deeper into the pores.
Jessner’s Peel – This peel helps to remove superficial layers of skin, aiding in acne, fine wrinkles and scars and pigmentation concerns. It is a peel that is made of combined salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol with an ethanol base.
Trichloroacetic Acid Peel (TCA) – A deep peel that is used to remove winkles, blemishes, and correct skin pigment problems. This peel takes several days to a week to peel off all top layers and is comprised of a acetic acid.
While chemical peels can be used to treat many different problems, they cannot treat extreme problems such as sagging skin or deep wrinkles. These problems need restructuring of the skin, and people should contact a cosmetic surgeon for procedures such as a face-lift.
While a chemical peel falls under the classification of an exfoliation procedure, it isn’t to be confused with microdermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing! These are all different procedures, and it is important to be informed on different options that you can make for your skin’s needs. Speak with a dermatological professional to understand the best choice for your skins problem areas!
Chemical peels are a popular procedure for many skin problems of today, but did you know that it is one of the oldest skin procedures in the world? Performed in ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt, this cosmetic procedure has been used for a very long time for more aesthetically beautiful skin.
If you are interested in receiving a chemical peel or would like to know which one would be best for you, contact our dermatology professionals today!