The natural aging process, combined with sun exposure and other aging factors, results in a superficial layer of overlying skin that consists of dead and damaged skin cells. This leaves the skin tone looking dull, tired and creates fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels are a great way to remove this damaged layer, revealing the younger, healthier, and more balanced skin tone that lies beneath.
Chemical peels are ideally done on a regular basis for the best results, and can be combined with other skin therapies like microneedling or a home care regimen to maintain the skin’s natural radiance and health. Chemical peels also improve skin texture and help treat pigmentation and sun damage, as well as help to clear acne and improve acne scarring.
The types of peels available include:
- Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Peels: These superficial peels require minimal to no downtime and are excellent for maintenance and subtle enhancements to skin tone.
- TCA Peel: These medium-depth peels generally require a longer downtime of 5-7 days. The benefit of this longer downtime is a visibly superior result, especially in those with pigmentation problems, uneven skin texture, acne scarring, and sun damage.