What Can Chemical Peels Do for You?

The accumulation of dead skin cells, sun damage, and environmental factors can all take a toll on the evenness, color, and texture of our skin. If you are noticing that your skin does not look as radiant as it once did, a chemical peel may be able to help!

Levels of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels entail a chemical solution to be applied to the skin. There are a number of levels of peels, including light, medium, and deep. The different types of chemical peels will vary depending on their specific ingredients and strength. The depth of a peel may be determined by how long they remain on the skin and how they are applied to the skin.

Light to medium peels are often made up of glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid, while deeper peels are often phenol peels. Light to medium peels only produce a mild tingling or stinging sensation, and are used to treat mild wrinkling, skin pigment changes, and blemishes. Deeper peels are used to treat severe wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and texture.

What to Expect During Recovery

Following a chemical peel, your skin will be a bit sensitive and you may experience mild redness. Overall side effects will depend on the strength of the peel, and some degree of flaking and peeling will occur over the next couple of weeks. New skin will then be visible, revealing a brighter, more even complexion!

Are You a Candidate?

Individuals who have sun damaged skin, facial wrinkling, uneven skin tone, brown spots, or acne scars can often benefit from a chemical peel. If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and whether you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao.

If you think that a chemical peel may be right for you, and are in the Latham, NY area, contact us today to get started on your journey towards smoother, more even skin!