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The right chemical peel depends on what your goals are for your skin. Chemical peels differ in the depth of penetration. For instance, if the goal of the peel is simply to exfoliate the skin, a superficial chemical peel can be used. For pigment irregularities (age spots, melasma), medium depth chemical peels are beneficial. On the other hand, if the goal is to combat wrinkles, a problem in the deep layers of the skin, a deep chemical peel must be used. In general, non-medical providers,...
Chemical peels are an extremely effective way in which to not only achieve healthy skin but also maintain it. To choose the most appropriate peeling agent, several factors should be considered, including degree of damage, allowable downtime, and budget. Taking all of these factors into consideration, we can design a program for you that will meet your goals and leave you with healthy, youthful looking skin for years to come. For clients with minimal sun damage and/or fine lines and...
The best way to know what type of peel is best for your face is to have a consultation with a skin care provider who can discuss with you what you'd like to achieve, and what specifically bothers you about your skin. Some peels require downtime so you want to discuss post procedure expectations during your consultation.
Chemical peels have been a reliable mainstays of the cosmetic physician's toolbox for well over a century. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Jessner's solution, salicyclic acid, glycolic acid and phenol have all been used in varying concentrations and protocols for treating acne scarring, pigmentary problems, wrinkles and other unwanted manifestations of photoaging for many decades before lasers came on the scene. Although quite a number lasers and light treatments have come and gone in the...
The best way to know which chemical peel type is best for you is to have a consultation with the doctor as he/she will know which specific type of chemical peel is right for you. There are light, medium, and heavly chemical peels, and several listed under each of them. In general, light peels cause little or know "down time" and several are needed for the best effets. Medium peels have significantly more "dome" (needed to recover) and more pronounced...
Depending on degree of sun damage, acne, scarring, risk of hyperpigmentation, skin sensitivity, climate..the list can go on...like all things in medicine, they ar best tailored to you specifically. The small sample photo shows some acne and hints at pigment irregularities. There is a need for treatment (acne) and prevention (sun block/protection) to ensure continued good results. You would most likely benefit from a good maintenace home regiman in conjunction with an in office peel.
Hi there- The best way to determine what type and concentration of a chemical peel that is best for you is to have a consultation with a professional at a Plastic Surgery or Dermatology office. Choosing the right chemical peel is based on an individual analysis of skin type, skin tone and your goals. In our practice we offer several different types of chemical peels for addressing different problems- our para-medical aesthetician can advise you as to what will be the best course of...
Hello, The best peel for an individual depends upon goals, preferences, and skin type. You need to have your skin examined to help figure this out.Then a menu of options can be presented for your consideration.