Chemical peels are an excellent nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment for those looking to reduce the signs of wrinkles, blemishes, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and other common skin conditions. They work by removing some of the outer skin tissue to encourage your body to form new skin less affected by signs of aging or sun damage.
What are Chemical Peels?
The chemical peel is a medical grade solution containing some type of chemical that is applied to the skin to encourage the removal of damaged skin tissue that is then replaced by new skin. There are three main types of peels: superficial, medium, and deep. Each type is defined by its ingredients, strength of concentration, and depth of reach.
What Do Superficial Peels Treat?
The superficial peel normally contains mild acids like glycolic or lactic acids. It is generally used for enhancing facial brightness, minimizing enlarged pores, and correcting superficial acne scars. The gentle nature of this treatment may mean that multiple treatment sessions are necessary.
What Type of Peel is Best for Light Lines and Wrinkles?
You are probably looking at a medium peel in this case. This type of peel normally utilizes TCA in a solution that is applied to your skin to foster the development of new skin tissue displaying less prominent lines and wrinkles.
What Do Deep Peels Treat?
Deep chemical peels are for the treatment of more serious skin problems like deep scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and deep lines and wrinkles. Phenol and carbolic acid are often used to make up the chemical solution that is applied to your skin.
How Should I Treat My Skin After Treatment with Chemical Peels?
Now is the time to really baby your skin. It may be somewhat more vulnerable and sensitive at this time. Stick with your normal skin care routine, but do not apply makeup for a few days. Avoid prolonged sun exposure or any activity that could dehydrate your skin.
Contact Us for More Information
If you would like more information about how chemical peels can completely transform the appearance of your skin, please reach out to us and make an appointment with Eva Claiborne Beauty and Wellness. At our convenient location in Tiburon, CA, our caring and experienced team of professionals will be pleased to explain the particulars of each of these peels and help you decide which one would be best for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation; we look forward to speaking with you!