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What Is a Chemical Peel?

Posted December 13, 2019 in Chemical peels

2 Min Read

Our skin is the largest and most vital organ of our body, and, yet, it is something we still tend to neglect.

People who are experiencing moderate to severe imperfections like wrinkles, dark spots, and fine lines could benefit from a minimally invasive chemical peel treatment that will leave your skin feeling exfoliated and renewed in a single day.

A chemical peel treatment will drastically improve the appearance of your skin by removing the top dead layers, revealing a more vibrant, youthful complexion.

A woman about to begin her light chemical peel treatment to quickly address fine wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin tone.

A woman about to begin her light chemical peel treatment to quickly address fine wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin tone.

Which Chemical Peel Is Right For Me?

Chemical peels come in three categories: light, medium, and dark. The right chemical peel for you will depend on your particular skin type and the facial features you hope to correct.

Light Chemical Peels

The skin is composed of three layers, including the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.

Light chemical peels target and remove the outermost layer of the skin called the epidermis. This type of chemical peel can treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness.

Glycolic acid peel is a type of light chemical peel that can be extracted from fruits, sugar beets, and sugar cane. This peel breaks down the outermost layer of the skin and exfoliates the skin.

Light chemical peels are a great choice if you are looking for minor improvements to your skin appearance. You may experience slight stinging, redness, and irritation following the treatment.

Medium Chemical Peels

Medium chemical peels remove skin cells from the epidermis and portions of the dermis. This treatment is beneficial for lessening age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and moderate skin discoloration.

Trichloroacetic acid peel is a type of medium chemical peel that can treat acne spots, deeper wrinkles, and uneven skin color.

Medium chemical peels provide more prominent results for blemishes that are deeper in the skin. You may experience some redness, stinging, or skin flaking with this type of chemical peel.

Deep Chemical Peels

As you may have noticed, the further we move down the line of chemical peels, the more drastic the results are. A deep chemical peel targets profound wrinkles, damaged skin from the sun, and scarring, blotchy skin, and pre-cancerous growths.

A type of deep chemical peel is called phenol and penetrates the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells.

Deep chemical peels can lighten the skin that it is treating, which means the skin will lose its ability to tan normally and the treated area should be protected from the sun.

Have More Questions?

If you are interested in learning more about chemical peel treatments, call our office at (214) 827-8407 or by filling out our online contact form