Looking For Ways To Refresh Your Skin? Consider A Chemical Peel

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Are you looking to refresh your skin and give it that young smooth look? Then you might be interested in undergoing a chemical peel cosmetic procedure. Chemical peels are a skin-resurfacing procedure that removes the top layers of your skin. After the chemical peel procedure your skin will grow back smoother and younger looking than it was before.

Having a chemical peel can help to reduce common visible signs of aging such as: wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars. There are three different levels at which chemical peels can be performed depending on the results you are hoping to achieve. A deeper chemical peel is going to produce even more dramatic results.

The three levels of chemical peel are as follows:

  • Light chemical peel – A light chemical peel that removes the upper most layer of the skin, called the epidermis. This level of chemical peel is used to treat mild wrinkles, acne, dryness and uneven skin tone. You can undergo a light chemical peel once a week for up to a maximum of six weeks at a time.
  • Medium chemical peel – A medium chemical peel removes the upper most layer of skin and the middle layer for the purpose of treating more severe wrinkles, uneven skin tone and scars from acne. You can undergo a medium chemical peel once a year to help maintain the results.
  • Deep chemical peel – A deep chemical peel removes the upper most layer of your skin down to the lower layers. This level of chemical is used to treat deep wrinkles, precancerous growths and severe scars.

Chemical peels cannot however completely remove deep scars, nor can it reduce the size of your pores. In order to achieve the best results, you should use other cosmetic surgeries in conjunction with your chemical peel to maintain the most youthful appearance possible.