Gentle Skin Exfoliation with Chemical Peel Treatment
Chemical peel is essentially a skin resurfacing treatment in which a strong chemical solution is applied to the top layer of the skin in a controlled manner. By doing so, the treatment removes the dead skin cells. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking.
Chemical peel treatment is one of the oldest anti-aging treatment for aging skin because it is generally inexpensive and convenient. Up to this day, doctors still use chemical peel for skin resurfacing, reducing superficial scars and treating various types of skin pigmentation.
The treatment improves your skin’s appearance by using specially prepared acids to exfoliate the top layers of the skin, to allow new skin to regenerate. There are several types of chemical peel agents doctors use to treat various skin disorders. Depending on the skin condition you wish to treat, the doctor will determine the depth of penetration of the treatment required.
SUPERFICIAL PEELS Often used to treat mild conditions such as pigmentation, early photo aging, acne, and fine lines. An example of a superficial peel is salicylic acid. The doctor may require you to repeat this treatment a few times for longer-lasting results.
MEDIUM PEELS Often done as a single session because of the depth of the penetration. Such peels are capable of causing significant damage to the skin. Medium peels can stimulate collagen during the healing process. Doctors often use medium peels such as Jester’s solution and TCA 35-50% to treat moderate aging, epidermal growth and deeper pigments.
DEEP PEELS May burn patients if carried out by inexperienced doctors. Deep peels are used to treat severe skin aging and deep wrinkles. Such peels often dissolve the superficial layer of the skin to encourage new skin growth. Significant collagen production can expected when deep chemical peel treatment is administered. Doctors often use TCA 50% or higher for deep peels.
People who wish to restore a youthful appearance by exfoliating dull, blotchy skin to reveal the new skin underneath.