One of the worst things about aging is how a person’s physical appearance suffers, especially their skin. As a person gets older, their dead skin cells do not come off as quickly and as easily as they did when they were younger. This makes the skin look dull and older than it really is.
One of the least invasive ways of making your skin brighter, healthier, and younger is with a chemical peel. There are different types of chemical peels ranging from light to medium and deep peels.
If you have wrinkles, skin discoloration, blotchiness, brown spots, unsightly scars, and skin growths, a chemical peel might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.
The best part about getting a chemical peel is that you don’t need to get any anesthesia or sedation to undergo the procedure. In addition to this, chemical peels often have effects that last for a long time.
How Does It Work?
One of our dermatologists will apply a chemical solution to your entire face or specific regions you wish to target. You may experience a slight tingling sensation or a slight burning sensation. This is completely normal and part of the procedure. After the procedure, there is minimal downtime. The skin may be red, sensitive to the touch, and may develop a crust.
Types of Chemical Peels
People are different. Different cases require varying amounts of intensity. Your surgeon will be able to tell you which type of peel to go for based on your goals.
- Glycolic peel – The lightest peels use alpha-hydroxy acids. Alpha hydroxy acids such as fruit, lactic, and glycolic acid are very safe to use.
- Trichloroacetic acid peel – It is commonly referred to as a TCA peel. It is classified as stronger than glycolic peels.
- Phenol peels – This type of peel is stronger stuff and is commonly used to treat wrinkles, sun damage as well as similar deeper conditions.
If you have any more questions about chemical peels, contact the Westchester Center for Dermatology to schedule a consultation.