Most people say that there are things about their skin that they would gladly change. This is especially true for anyone that has struggled with acne at any time in their life. Acne can leave behind scarring that most people aren’t that fond of. If you are someone that struggles with the way that their skin looks, you can turn to chemical peels to help. Open Door Med Spa is here to talk about how chemical peels can help improve your complexion and treat several different skin issues.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
If you have thought about chemical peels for your skin, but are hesitant to try them because you aren’t sure what you’re signing up for, we are here to help. We would like to talk about what you can expect from a chemical peel and what the process looks like. First of all, a chemical peel is done by applying an acid solution to the top of the skin. The acid works to remove the top and most damaged layers of skin. It creates a superficial injury to the skin to promote healing. Old skin cells are removed and new collagen is produced in its place. This can be a great way to remove aging from the skin.
What Conditions Does a Chemical Peel Treat?
There are several skin conditions that are fixed or improved greatly by chemical peels.
– Fine lines and wrinkles can be removed from around the mouth and eyes.
– If you have pigmentation on your skin, they can be removed. This includes age spots, freckles or even solar lentigines.
– Uneven skin tones are corrected.
– People with rosacea and melasma see significant improvement.
– Acne breakouts are fixed.
– If you have rough skin texture or acne scarring, it can be smoothed.
Are there Different Types of Chemical Peels?
When it comes to chemical peels, there are usually three different ones to choose from:
– Light Chemical Peels: A light or superficial chemical peel is done using glycolic acid or salicylic acid to remove only the outermost layer of the skin. This is great for treating fine lines and wrinkles as well as uneven skin tones.
– Medium Chemical Peels: Trichloroacetic acid is used to remove the epidermis as well as the upper dermis that is just beneath it. Glycolic acid can also be used in this chemical peel as well. This can be used to fix uneven skin tones and deeper lines and wrinkles. It is a deeper peel and can be painful without a sedative and painkiller.
– Deep Chemical Peel: Carbolic Acid is usually used in these treatments as it is a deeper peel and used to remove deep wrinkles and scars as well as precancerous growths. This type of peel usually requires a sedative.