Performed first more than 2,000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians, chemical peels are a proven method for improving the appearance of the facial skin. Problems such as superficial wrinkling, brittleness, a dull tone caused by sun exposure, and small areas of hyperpigmentation such as freckles, age spots, and acne scars can be corrected with a chemical peel.
Superficial Peel Treatment
This is the most popular chemical peel treatment because it takes less than an hour to perform, and the treatment can be repeated as many times as desired. A mild acid, such as alpha-hydroxy, is applied to the skin surface. It’s allowed to set on the skin for a few minutes before being washed away. The acid targets the epidermal layer, which will go away over the next few days. Unlike a sunburn, however, a superficial peel doesn’t harm the lower dermal layers.
A superficial peel is great for treating tiny wrinkles such as crow’s feet, smile lines, and marionette lines. Superficial acne scarring can also be improved via a light peel treatment. The exposed dermal layer quickly becomes the new epidermal layer, and these cells are healthier than those they replaced.
Medium-Depth Peel Treatment
This peel is performed using a stronger acid such as trichloroacetic acid. It’s allowed to set on the skin surface for a longer period of time, and it dries out some of the dermal layer as well as the epidermis. This type of peel treatment can correct problems with skin tone associated with overexposure to the sun. It’s also the preferred peel treatment for those individuals with darker skin tone.
Deep Peel Treatment
This treatment can help correct hyperpigmentation that occurs far below the skin surface. Some individuals notice deep blemishes that become apparent after long-term sun exposure. Coarse facial wrinkles can also be improved by undergoing a deep chemical peel. This treatment is more aggressive.
Choosing the Right Peel Treatment
Each of these chemical peel procedures can be customized a bit further to help the individual achieve maximum results. Talk to our team at Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss in Evansville, IN and learn about the types of peel treatments we offer. Contact us today to book your appointment!