The Different Kinds Of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a popular non-invasive, anti-aging dermatological service. Our chemical peels are traditionally used on the face, hands, and neck to diminish signs of aging or to treat certain skin conditions. There are different chemical peels available depending on what results you are trying to achieve. A Cosmetic Consultation is the first step towards identifying the right chemical peel for your needs.

Different Types Of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels improve the look and feel of the skin by removing damaged outer layers of skin to reveal fresh skin underneath. Peels range from simple superficial peels to deeper techniques that require longer periods of recovery. The amount of skin that is removed and how deeply the peel penetrates depends on the strength of the products used and how long they are left on the skin.

Mooresville Dermatology offers three types of chemical peels in the Davidson area: superficial, medium and deep. Here is some more information about the differences and similarities between these peels:

  • Superficial Peels. These gentle peels can be used on almost any skin type. They remove only the top layer of skin to treat fine lines and wrinkles, dry or flaking skin, uneven pigmentation, or mild acne scarring. These are outpatient procedures that cause little to no discomfort and heal very quickly.
  • Medium Peels. Medium peels penetrate deeper layers of the skin to treat fine surface wrinkles, blemishes and pigmentation problems. The process is very similar to a superficial peel and can be done on an outpatient basis, but the chemicals are left on the skin for a longer amount of time, making it more uncomfortable than a superficial peel. Recovery takes a bit longer, but the skin is usually completely healed within 2 weeks.
  • Deep Peels. Deep peels are very strong and are used to treat severe scarring, deep wrinkles, long-term sun damage, or significant pigmentation problems. The chemicals used in deep peels penetrate the dermal layer. Although, deep peels provide the most dramatic results, they also take longer, require longer recovery time, and can be slightly uncomfortable. Post-procedure you may look like you have a sunburn but new skin appears 1-3 weeks after treatment.

Conditions That Can Be Treated With Chemical Peels

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Discoloration and uneven skin tone
  • Dull complexion
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Rough-feeling skin
  • Sun-damage skin

Contact Mooresville Dermatology Center For Chemical Peels

Contact our office at 704-235-1827 to learn more about our chemical peels and find out if they are right for your skin condition or concern.

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