A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the texture of skin. It is most often performed on the face but could be done just about anywhere on the body. One of the main benefits of chemical peels is their ability to remove or reduce the appearance of scars. The peel solutions remove the top layers of skin, so the skin naturally produces more collagen to replace the removed skin. The fresh skin will either not have scars, age spots or other imperfections, or they will be much less noticeable. There are several different types of chemical peels, but there are various reasons why light chemical peels are our favorite type.
You see, peels are available in different acid concentrations. They penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. We use them for the rejuvenation of aging skin and exfoliation. We select the proper strength according to the results you want.
Chemical peels can even be used to treat acne breakouts. They can be used on teenagers and adults and are great for exfoliation and to control oil production. The solution also targets the bacteria that is naturally on the skin and cause acne.
Chemical peels may be used to remove or fade brown spots, but it is important that you have realistic expectations when requesting this type of treatment method. You may require a series of peels over a period of time and be asked to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect the skin between treatments.
We usually prescribe light chemical peels in a series of multiple treatments. In between peel treatments, you should use moisturizer continuously so your skin stays hydrated. Our specialist will make sure to give you other instructions about how to care for your skin for optimal results.