Age is inevitable and so are the other changes that our bodies must go through. Have time, weather, and other circumstances negatively impacted the appearance of your skin? If so, you may be interested in learning how chemical peels can help to improve the appearance of your damaged skin.
With a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to your skin with the goal of exfoliating it. When your skin is exfoliated, dead skin cells peel off, and younger skin cells are revealed. There are a number of types of treatments that we offer, with each producing unique benefits. The following are a few things you should know about how the medical team at Dermatology Center of the Rockies can improve the appearance of your skin.
Why Do People Have Chemical Peels Done?
People have chemical peels performed for a number of reasons. Some are concerned about the appearance of lines under their eyes and around their mouth. They’re frustrated because these lines make them look prematurely older. Some are looking to address skin damage caused by the sun or to reduce sebaceous activity.
What Types of Chemical Peels are Available?
Our medical team offers three different levels of chemical peels. There light peels, known as “lunchtime peels,” which require no downtime and result in minimal redness. This type of peel only penetrates the outer layer of the skin with the purpose of exfoliating it. This peel is great for patients looking to rejuvenate their skin without any downtime.
Mid-depth peels give faster results than the light peels. With a mid-depth peel you should expect the middle layers of your skin to be affected with the goal of removing damaged cells. A medium chemical peel is an excellent way to address more serious problems such as lines and wrinkles, rough texture, and cystic acne.
The third type of peel is a deep chemical peel. This is much stronger than the other two and it is reserved for deep lines and wrinkles, heavy acne scarring and thick, rough skin texture. The goal is to penetrate the middle layer of the skin, getting rid of damaged skin cells. Since it is a deeper treatment, you should expect more recovery time than you would from a medium chemical peel or a light chemical peel. However, the results of this treatment will last for a very long time.