A person whose skin has lines and wrinkles, acne scars, areas of sun damage and uneven pigmentation or roughness might benefit from a chemical peel. Chemical peels are exfoliation treatments that take away the top layers of skin where the damaged cells reside and stimulate the body to produce more skin cells as well as springy, healing proteins such as collagen and elastin. After a chemical peel, the skin has a vital, healthy radiance.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are three basic types of chemical peels. The mildest chemical peel is the superficial, or light, peel, which is used to soften rough patches on the skin and give the patient a brighter complexion.
During a light peel, the specialist cleanses the skin and then applies the solution. It is left on for a set amount of time, then rinsed off. Patients who have light chemical peels performed tend to benefit from a series of treatments.
The medium peel is used for deeper lines and wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and so the solution needs to penetrate into the top part of the dermis, which is the layer right beneath the epidermis. After a medium peel, the patient will find that their skin starts to become more youthful-looking.
A deep peel is for patients whose skin has suffered such severe sun damage that it might even have precancerous lesions. A deep peel uses stronger acids, but it is still a safe treatment for those who qualify. The patient needs to prepare for this treatment, and it is typically performed under anesthesia.
Visit Us to Learn More About Chemical Peels
Reach out to our team at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center if you have lines, wrinkles, scars or areas of your skin that are uneven or rough. We will be pleased to arrange a consultation between you and our skin care specialist in Costa Mesa. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started!