You’ve probably heard or read about chemical peels and how they’re effective in restoring the skin’s natural glow without the invasiveness of plastic surgery. With various types of chemical peels available, you may be confused about your options. Here’s a quick guide!
How Chemical Peels Work
A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the superficial layers of the skin to reveal fresher, softer, and more youthful skin underneath. You can opt for a second peel in 2 to 3 weeks, depending on your cosmetic goals and existing cosmetic issues.
Chemical peels can be divided into three types — superficial, medium, and deep peels.
Superficial peels – These peels usually contain lactic acid and are ideal for controlling mild acne, softening fine lines, and improving the appearance of mild hyperpigmentation spots.
Medium peels – TCA or trichloroacetic acid is often the main ingredient of medium chemical peels, which are effective for improving issues due to sun exposure. They are also effective in improving the appearance of surface wrinkles.
Deep peels – Peels of this type often contain phenol and are highly effective for severe skin discoloration such as melasma (darkening of the face brought about by hormonal shifts in pregnancy) and deeper wrinkles.
Finding a highly experienced chemical peel provider is crucial to reduce your risk of complications from the procedure. For more information about chemical peels, we’d love to hear from you! Call us at 508.334.5990 to schedule a visit!