As we age, effects of sun exposure as well as acne and pollutants can damage our skin causing us to look older than we actually are. Chemical peels are used to treat such skin damage therefore possibly restoring a more youthful appearance to wrinkled, sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and blotchy skin. Rejuvenation MD offer several different types of chemical peels to suit your individual need.
A chemical peel is a procedure where chemicals are applied topically that help to rejuvenate the skin surface by creating a controlled reduction of the old skin cells, allowing new layers to become exposed possibly creating a smoother texture and fresh appearance.
Chemical peels are also great for treating problems like melasma. Melasma is usually brought on by hormonal changes common during pregnancy resulting in dark patches on the neck and face. Chemical peels work to lighten dark pigmentation as well as treat the dead skin.
During a chemical peel a burning sensation may gradually develop soon after the solution is applied to the skin. A cool compress or a fan may be used to alleviate this. In some cases a more intense burning followed by a tightening sensation can be present that can last up to 10 minutes. In this instance a fan or cool, wet compress may help alleviate most of the discomfort.
Different types of chemical peels
Light – A superficial peel which contains alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), commonly found in fruit or lactic acids. This is the mildest form of chemical peel and many people decide to go with this option due to its possibly minimal down time and skin peeling. A light chemical peel only treats the outer layers of the skin.
Medium – If a light chemical peel is insufficient to your individual needs you may opt for a medium chemical peel instead. Treating more skin layers may be the option for you if you have moderate discoloration, sun damage or wrinkles. To ensure your health it is not uncommon for your cosmetic professional to prescribe a course of antibiotics prior to your procedure.
Deep – Used to treat significant skin care concerns such as severe scars, extensive discoloration or coarse skin a deep chemical peel penetrates even further down into the layers of the skin.
Rejuvenation MD offers several different types of chemical peels including; Organic Pomegranate Peel, light to medium TCA peel, gentle blueberry peel and a Cosmelan deep peel.