If you are dissatisfied with how your skin looks, but you don’t want surgery, a chemical peel could be the answer. Chemical peels treat aging, tired skin with a special solution that exfoliates the area to reveal new skin. However, you will find different types of peels available that vary by strength and ingredients. Here is some information about the three main types of chemical peels and how to choose the best one.
A light chemical peel, sometimes called a superficial peel, removes the top layer of skin using a gentle exfoliate. This treatment addresses fine lines, moderate acne, dry skin, and uneven pigmentation.
If you never had a peel before, you may be advised to get a light peel to see how your skin reacts. It is performed in the comfort of our office, but you may often need multiple sessions for the best results.
A medium chemical peel addresses the same issues as a light peel, but it reaches the second skin layer. The deeper penetration helps alleviate dark under-eye circles, deep-set wrinkles, and acne.
If you have a darker complexion, you may have heard to avoid all chemical peels because of the risk of hyperpigmentation. However, some medium peels are safe for darker skin. But it all depends on the unique case.
As the name suggests, a deep chemical peel goes deeper into the skin than light and medium peels. It can treat severe creases and pre-cancerous growths in addition to dryness and hyperpigmentation.
A deep chemical peel does not suit darker complexions. The skin needs to be pre-treated weeks in advance so that the solution can penetrate deeper. The recovery period takes longer, but you typically only need one session.
What to Expect After the Treatment
Let’s face it. After a chemical peel, your skin will be softer, easily irritable, and seem dry. So if you use your regular washcloth for cleansing, you may be damaging your skin and causing unsatisfactory results. If you want to notice great results, you must be gentle with your skin after the treatment.
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A chemical peel in Tucson can make your skin look smoother, younger, and brighter by removing the outer layer. Although recovery times can vary depending on the type of skin and aftercare tips, you should see great results after just weeks.