Chemical peels are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures done to improve the appearance of the facial skin. Over time, sun exposure and the aging process take a toll on the skin and contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles on the face. Hyperpigmentation and acne scars can also contribute to the loss of youthful appearance. Various types of chemical peels are done on the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone.
There are three types of chemical facial peels: superficial, medium, and deep. Superficial chemical peels treat the outermost layer of the skin and are successful at reducing the appearance of fine lines and superficial acne scars. Deep chemical peels are used to treat excessive scaring and deep wrinkles, penetrating into the dermis level of the skin. The most common chemical peel is the Medium Peel. Medium peels typically produce dramatic results for women in their 30s and 40s because they penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. Medium peels are a safe, effective method of treating fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation of the skin, and acne scars.
During a medium peel, a chemical solution is applied to the face. This solution cause “trauma” to the skin’s layers and will peel away over a few days. When this skin peels away, new skin cells will be form and will produce healthier, more youthful skin layers, giving the face a more rejuvenated appearance.
It is important that your doctor is a licensed and certified dermatologist in order to ensure quality care and outcomes. Your face is one of the most personal things about you, and you want trusted hands treating your facial skin. A chemical peel can be successful and satisfying when done by a trusted and respected physician.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates