In order to obtain the very best in vibrant skin, it needs to be refreshed. Several things that we face throughout the day can penetrate the skin and cause damage. There are also several individuals that suffer from things such as damaged pigmentation, wrinkles or scarring. A chemical peel is one of the best options for improving and refreshing damaged skin, but it is important to know what kind of chemical peel works best for each individual.
At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, we offer different types of chemical peels, so we can customize treatment to your individual needs. Our expert staff can help determine the right treatment option for you, so you get the best results. To schedule your consultation, contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss today.
A superficial peel only removes the top layer of skin in order to create a refreshed feeling and appearance. This peel works with all skin types and is usually used as a basic refresher. Most often, they are used for fine lines or wrinkles, dry skin and acne. The superficial peel process is extremely gentle and leaves the skin with a brighter look and a smoother texture.
During the process, a simple chemical solution is applied to the skin and is left on for several minutes. Water or alcohol may be used to neutralize the chemical and then it is wiped off the face. Often, a fan or hot cloth will be used to soothe the skin after the procedure. This process is often repeated two or three times for best results.
Medium Depth Peels
This peel goes a little deeper than and provides more dramatic results. Medium depth peels are preferred for women with darker skin since they penetrate deeper into the skin. They are most often used to repair surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes or pigmentation issues.
The process for medium depth peels requires a chemical solution that is usually stronger than what is used for superficial peels. It is also left on longer and penetrates deeper into the skin. The process creates second-degree burns on the surface of the skin in order to obtain the proper results. Patients are usually given pain relievers or sedatives during the procedure to relieve the pain. Cool compresses are also used afterward in order to relieve any pain or stinging.
A deep peel is the strongest chemical peel available and penetrates farther into the skin than any other option. Most often, they are used to treat severe scarring, deep wrinkles, long-term sun damage, extreme pigment changes and lesions or growths beneath the skin.
Deep peels use strong chemical solutions that penetrate far into the dermal layer of the skin and create second-degree burns. The process can take up to two hours and patients are usually given sedatives or general anesthesia to help with the pain. Tape and ointment are often used after the procedure to treat deeper problem areas. The skin will not heal fully for several months and patients are often given oral pain relievers to take home.
Skin problems can sometimes feel like a curse but, although it may take a little pain to get there, chemical peels can be the little miracles that make the blemishes disappear.