Are you looking for a way to reduce fine lines, improve the appearance of scars, diminish dark marks, and improve texture? Chemical peels may be the answer. A chemical peel is a procedure that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing the upper layers to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This allows newer, more revitalized skin to emerge. Chemical peels come in different strengths, from light to medium to deep.
A light chemical peel uses glycolic acid or salicylic acid and is the gentlest form of treatment. It can be given to the patient once a week for up to six weeks, depending on the results you want to achieve. During a light peel, a cotton ball, gauze, or brush will be used to apply a chemical solution, such as salicylic acid, to the area being treated. A medium chemical peel not only removes skin from the outermost layer, but also from parts of the top of the middle layer of the skin or dermis.
This type of peel is recommended for treating aging, sun damage, and hormonal skin. Glycolic acid peels penetrate deep into the skin and offer a number of benefits, such as dissolving sebum (oil), stimulating collagen production, exfoliating dead skin cells, and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. PCA peels are also popular for their ability to reduce fine lines and age spots while eliminating breakouts. The chemical agents found in PCA peels increase the skin's cell renewal rate, so new skin cells come to the surface.
Clients often benefit from combining chemical peels with other treatments, such as laser genesis, dermaplaning, and microneedling. Chemical peels can have more serious risks and dangerous side effects that can be permanent. Therefore, it is important to consult with a professional before undergoing any type of chemical peel treatment. The number of sessions you'll need varies depending on the condition being treated and how your skin responds to the chemical peel. If you have dull, uneven, acne-prone, or aging skin, a chemical peel may be the right treatment to revitalize your complexion.
With proper care and maintenance after a chemical peel procedure, you can enjoy beautiful results for years to come.