The Right Chemical Peel for You
- Posted on: Apr 4 2018
You have heard about chemical peels and the great, skin-rejuvenating benefits! There are different kinds of chemical peels that specifically treat different skin conditions. Chemical peels can be customized to your skin type and aesthetic needs. The following is a basic guide to chemical peels.
Chemical peels generally come in varying ‘levels,’ which indicate the percentage, concentration, and depth of absorption they have. This is usually measured by how much exfoliation will occur and for how many days your skin will peel.
Light Chemical Peel
A light chemical peel is best for superficial blemishes or problems with pigmentation, dryness, acne, or fine wrinkles as these aren’t deeply rooted in the skin. Light chemical peels come with the lowest chance of complication and less downtime. They can give a subtle, youthful glow to your skin. Light chemical peels are a great option to rejuvenate before a special event.
Medium Chemical Peel
This type of chemical peel is absorbed deeper into the dermis, or middle layer of skin, and can treat acne scars, pigmentation, and deeper wrinkles. This can be a more complete solution to problematic skin, but also comes with more downtime and requires you to follow a post-procedure regimen. Moisturizing during your recovery period is very important, as your skin is more susceptible to dryness and sensitivity. Once your skin has healed it will feel smooth and have a radiant appearance.
Deep Chemical Peel
This type of chemical peel offers the most drastic results and requires the most recovery time. A deep chemical peel can help remove deep set sun damage, deeper wrinkles, and acne scarring as well as tighten your pore size. Pre-treatment might involve the use of a vitamin A agent to prepare your skin for the procedure. A deep chemical peel does require downtime and a specific, must-follow post-care regimen to help ensure you avoid any possible complications. You will need to avoid sunlight for an extended period of time to prevent possible hyperpigmentation.
Chemical peels are a great way to refresh your skin tone, help remove long-term sun damage, and restore a youthful skin complexion.
To begin customizing your chemical peel treatment plan, contact San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation.