What is a Chemical Peel?
Skin is the largest organ of the body which protects all the other body parts against viruses that may lead to harmful diseases. From the sun rays, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, whiteheads and blackheads and many others may damage and trouble the skin continuously. Chemical Peels is a technique which is used to develop a new layer of skin to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck and hands by replenishing the old skin.
Types of Chemical Peels?
There are several types of chemical peels, so your experience may depend on the type of peel you receive. For most men and women wishing to improve the tone and texture of their skin, light to medium chemical peels are a good choice. Shelly and the medical aestheticians at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center advise you on the best treatment options to achieve your goals. Call or schedule a consultation online to learn more.
- Light Chemical Peels:A light chemical peel is good for uneven pigmentation, dry skin, and fine lines. It uses a light exfoliation that removes the outer layer of your skin, resulting in a healthy glow. Light chemical peels often use alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. These chemicals are milder than those used in deep chemical peels, but you may still experience some redness, stinging, or flaking after the procedure. These side effects are temporary and usually well-tolerated.
- Medium Chemical Peels: This type of peel can improve the appearance of acne scars, deeper wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Medium peels use chemicals including glycolic acid and trichloroacetic acid to remove the outer layer of your skin as well as part of the middle layer. It goes deeper than a light peel for more dramatic results. You may feel burning, tingling, or stinging with a medium peel, and your treated skin peels in the first 48 hours after treatment and may last up to a week.
- Deep Chemical Peels: Deep chemical peels use phenol, the strongest chemical for deepest penetration of skin layers. You may require a local anesthetic to relieve discomfort during a deep chemical peel. Deep chemical peels improve deeper wrinkles, scars, blotchy skin, and precancerous growths, and are not suited for everyone. Recovery time can take several weeks, and produce dramatic, long-lasting results.