Can Several Light Chemical Peels Accomplish What a Harsh Chemical Peel Can?
- Asked by pennieinnc
- 1 year ago
I have fair skin and light hair, I have lines around my eyes and mouth from sun and smoking. I am especially concerned about the lines around my mouth.
Chemical Peels for Lines around the Mouth
Lines around the mouth are especially challenging to treat. Oftentimes, we need to use a combination of modalities to achieve an optimum outcome. These methods may include small amounts of Botox, fillers, and medium depth chemical peels such as a TCA peel.
Unfortunately there is no free lunch.
Several lighter peels do not do what one deeper peel can-ever. It is simply a matter of getting a strong enough agent deep enough into the skin. However, I often recommend a somewhat lighter peel that I think is actually needed. The rationale for this is that it is much easier to go back and do a deeper peel that to correct an over-peeled skin. Less is definitely more with peels provided you have peeled deep enough to make a difference.
1-2 medium TCA peels do well for lines around the mouth and eyes.
Multiple Light chem peels don't do the same as heavier peels but is still helpful. Usually 1-2 medium TCA peels does great for creases around the mouth and eyes. The more the better. sincerely,
Web reference: http://www.drdavidhansen.com/chemical-peel/
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