- Aging Skin
- Acne Scars
- Sun Damaged Skin
Dead skin, acne scars, wrinkles, lines, discoloration, and sun damage are all skin concerns that affect millions of people each year. It can be expensive and detrimental to your skin to try lots of different products to address each concern, so an all-in-one treatment can be a good solution. The best in these types of treatments is a chemical peel.
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As we get older, the effects of aging change the rate at which our skin sheds dead cells. The deteriorated rate at which dead skin cells shed can cause build-up on the skin, which can lead to early signs of aging, wrinkles, and acne. Chemical peels help to rejuvenate your skin by removing this debris, leaving it looking smooth and bright. Chemical peels are usually categorized according to their strength— light, moderate, and deep. These peels use different acids to aid in reaching your skin goals.
A light peel uses alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid. These peels help to reduce surface concerns like signs of aging and sun damage. This type of acid can also be effectively used at-home with a recommendation from Dr. Ness.
A moderate peel uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA). These peels aid in reducing deeper concerns like wrinkles, skin pigment changes, and blemishes. These types of peels are also helpful on the neck and for spot treatment.
A deep peel uses very strong solutions, which are used to treat severe wrinkling and extensive acne damage. These peels are typically used with general anesthesia and can only be administered once. They can produce long-term results.
A chemical peel should always be administered by a licensed skincare professional or dermatologist such as Dr. Rachel Ness. The treatment involves the application of a strong chemical solution to your face. The chemical solution penetrates and exfoliates the skin, getting rid of bacteria and buildup. Patients often feel a light tingling sensation with the light to moderate peels. The duration of the treatment is determined by your doctor closely monitoring your skin changes.
With light to moderate peels you can expect little to no downtime. With deep peels, Dr. Ness will give you after-care instructions, which can be extensive and require close monitoring. Your skin will be very sensitive and red during your recovery and you should avoid direct sun exposure, since your skin will be photosensitive, which can cause hyperpigmentation.
Chemical peels are a great solution to help reduce signs of aging, skin discoloration, sun damage, and acne. The maintenance of your skin will depend on your unique chemical peel. Most often, ointments, sunscreens, and moisturizers are good products to use during your recovery to help care for your skin. Dr. Ness and the team can recommend the best products to use at-home to maintain your results, depending on your skin goals and concerns.
- ZO® Skin Health Stimulator Peel
- ZO® Skin Health Three Step Peel
- The Perfect(TM) Derma Peel
- Glycolic Acid Peels
Our skin goes through a lot of changes in our lives. This can lead to skin blemishes and signs of aging that can be difficult to treat with at-home products. Chemical peels provide an effective solution to many different skin concerns. To plan the right chemical peel treatment plan for you, contact our office by calling or scheduling online. Dr. Ness and the team can recommend the right chemical peel for your unique concerns during a consultation.