Chemical peels are treatments in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing the skin to peel off and reveal a fresher layer of skin underneath. Depending on how deep the chemical solution penetrates your skin, you can expect to see results for anything from skin dullness to acne scars and deep wrinkles.
Superficial and medium peels are gentler with the skin, and results from these peels can take a while to become noticeable. However, these types of peels cause very little discomfort. You can repeat superficial peels once per month until you get the desired results, and you can repeat moderate peels every four to six months.
Deep peels are more invasive and aren’t considered to be routine chemical peels. They can be repeated every two years. However, the results they provide are more dramatic.
If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your skin and address several skin issues at once, learn more about chemical peels. Below, we asked Dr. Andrea Volk, our expert at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center, to explain the main benefits of chemical peels.
Acne is one of the most common dermatological conditions. Up to 50 million Americans suffer from it. Unfortunately, acne, even after it’s gone, can leave marks in the form of pigmentation and scarring.
Routine peels can decongest your pores, treating pigmentation and reducing the chances of developing blackheads. Medium-depth peels can also tackle scarring.
Oily skin can leave your skin feeling constantly congested and icky, while a dry complexion can leave your skin looking lifeless. Superficial routine peels can get rid of the damaged upper layer of the skin and reveal a more glowing layer underneath.
In addition to chemical peels, a personalized skincare routine from Dr. Volk can help you prevent skin dullness.
Melasma is notoriously hard to treat, and bleaching agents meant to lighten the dark spots can often leave your skin dry and irritated.
Alongside using sunscreen to prevent pigmentation, you can opt for routine light peels to remove the upper layers of your skin that are darker than your actual skin tone.
Chemical peels can be also useful for getting rid of the upper layers of the skin that are more likely to experience sun damage and be more wrinkled. By doing so, you can enjoy a fresher, more youthful look.
Depending on the depth of your lines, Dr. Volk may recommend either a superficial or a medium-depth peel.
Chemical peels are just one of the solutions Dr. Volk offers to help her patients get glowing, youthful-looking skin. If you’re looking for a skin expert that offers treatments such as microneedling, laser therapy, regenerative medicine, and injectables, along with a comprehensive skin analysis, contact us to schedule an appointment. Dr. Volk can help you find the right treatments for your skin goals.