If you are looking for a quick, easy way to rejuvenate your skin, a chemical peel is the ideal treatment. Chemical peels not only regenerate skin cells, they also help skin care products penetrate better. But what’s the best kind of chemical peel.
What exactly is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing treatment that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin, by exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells. There are different types of chemical peels, mild, medium and deep, and they vary based on the solution of natural acid used for the procedure.
Chemical peels accelerate cell turnover and minimize signs of aging. They treat skin conditions such as wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sun damage, and irregular texture (learn more).
What’s the best kind of chemical peel?
The different chemical peels are all beneficial, but the type of peel recommended for each patient will depend on their skin type, and the specific skin issues being treated. Chemical peels can treat all skin types, but it’s important to choose the right strength peel, and then determine how frequently it should be administered.
Light peels are typically done using Alpha Hydroxy acids (AHAs), whereas Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is usually used for medium and deep peels. Light peels are a great way to refresh the skin, because they are quick, and require little downtime.
Medium and deep peels penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them effective for skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
Are you interested in a chemical peel? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the San Antonio, TX area, contact Dr. Kimberly Finder of The Face and Body Place for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Finder at www.kimberlyfindermd.com, or by calling (210) 879-7593.