As we age, effects of sun exposure as well as acne and pollutants can damage our skin causing us to look older than we 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.
What is a Chemical Peel?
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 changed common during pregnancy resulting in dark patched on the neck and face. Chemical peels work to lighten dark pigmentation as well as treat dead skin.
Does it hurt?
During the chemical peel, a burning sensation may gradually develop soon after the solution is applied to the skin. A cold compress or fan may be used to alleviate this. In some cases, a more intense burning followed by a tightening sensation can be present. This sensation can last up to 10 minutes. In this instance, a fan or cold compress may help alleviate most of the discomfort.
Different Types of Chemical Peels
Light – This peel contains alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), commonly found in fruit or lactic acids. This is the mildest form of chemical peel, and many people decided to go with this option due to its minimal downtime and skin peeling. A light chemical peel only treats the outer layers of the skin.
Medium- If the light peel isn’t matching up to your needs, opt for a medium 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 before your procedure.
Deep – If you suffer from significant skin care concerns such as severe scars, extensive discoloration or coarse skin, a deep chemical peel is right for you. This peel penetrates even further down into the layers of the skin.
Rejuvenation MD offers several different types of chemical peels including:
Light to Medium TCA