Best Type of Peel to Address Facial Redness and Smooth Skin?

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Chemical peels can help with texture but are not for facial redness

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Chemical peels are an excellent tool to make the skin smoother, however, they are not generally helpful for redness. Get evaluated by a dermatologist to determine which would be best. Intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser treatments tend to work best for redness.

New York Dermatologist

Peels are not recommended for facial redness

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Chemical  peels will not improve facial redness.  Lasers or Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments are necerssary to improve facial redness.  There are a variety of peels that can improve the texture (smoothness) of the skin, but an evaluation would be necessary to see which peel would be best for you.

Lisa Kates, MD
Annapolis Dermatologist

Skin redness

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Without an exam it is difficult to tell, but IPL treatments can imrpove rosacea along with several different medications.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

The punishment should fit the crime.

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So much depends on what is actually going on in your face.  However redness might be caused by acne rosacea, a common inflammatory skin condition.  Simple medical treatment can help calm the skin.  A chemical peel to "smooth" your skin may or may not be the most appropriate treatment for you.  Additionally one must assess what type of chemical peel will be right.  I would first recommend you see a medical dermatologist regarding the skin redness and see if you have acne rosacea.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Peels are not the best treatment to address facial redness and smooth skin.

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To smooth skin scars, real dermabrasions (not microdermabrasions) or CO2 lasers work well and these should be done first.  Then later treat the redness with IPL's or oral meds and topical creams.  Usually chemical peels will aggravate red skin.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

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