A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking.
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars typically on the face. They can be done at different depths; light, medium or deep, depending on the results you would like. Each type of chemical peel uses a different solution. Deeper chemical peels involve longer recovery times, but produce more dramatic results.
A chemical peel can be used to treat various skin problems. The depth of chemical peel you will want to have depends on what issues you are addressing.
- A light chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and improve texture. Results will be subtle at first, but will increase with repeated treatments. After a light chemical peel, sun exposure should be avoided until the new skin completely covers the treated area.
- A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the outer layer of the skin and from portions of the upper part of the middle layer of the skin. The procedure can treat wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. The treated skin will be noticeably smoother after the procedure. Your doctor will recommend avoiding sun exposure for several months
- A deep chemical peel removes skin cells from the outer layer of the skin, and from portions of the mid to lower layer of your skin. A deep chemical peel may be recommended if you have deeper wrinkles, scars or pre-cancerous growths. After a deep chemical peel, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in the look and feel of treated areas. You’ll need to protect your skin from the sun permanently to prevent changes in skin color.
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