What Conditions Can Chemical Peels Help With?
They say youth is wasted on the young. After all, when you are a child or teenager you never have to worry about sagging or wrinkled skin. But as we get older, this is one of the main complaints people have. If fine lines and wrinkles are affecting your appearance there is a simple solution for giving you the more youthful look you crave without needing invasive cosmetic surgery: chemical peels.
What Are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel is a quick and easy way to reduce the signs of aging. Our cosmetic dermatologists will apply a special chemical solution over the skin, which helps to exfoliate and remove the outer layers of the skin, where the most damaged skin cells are.
Chemical peels can be used just about anywhere on the body but the face, hands, chest and neck tend to be the most commonly treated areas. While a chemical peel can certainly target and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles it is also a great option for people looking to treat these skin conditions:
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone and discolorations
- Sun damage
- Rough skin
- Melasma (brown patches)
A chemical peel is also known to create a smoother, radiant and more even skin tone.
There are different kinds of chemical peels to choose from ranging from simple surface (superficial) peels to deeper peels, which can target more severe skin issues. We are happy to discuss your treatment goals and help you determine which type of chemical peel is right for you. Most chemical peels will also require some recovery time. For example, a superficial peel may only require one to seven days of healing but with deeper peels it may take up to 20 days or more to heal.