Chemical peels can improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin. Chemical peels are most frequently used on the face. They improve the appearance of your skin by peeling off the top most layers of the skin, revealing newer and smoother skin underneath.
Our practice offers a range of chemical peels including superficial, medium, and deep peels. Results vary depending on the depth of the peel and the type of chemicals used.
Types of Chemical Peels
Superficial facial peels, such as glycolic acid peels, affect the epidermal (or outermost) layer of the skin but do not treat the deeper layers of the skin. Superficial peels are often termed “lunchtime peels” because they are completed in less time and allow you to immediately resume to your normal activities.
Medium facial peels, such as trichloracetic acid peels, penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. They can treat a variety of skin conditions including precancerous lesions, shallow scars, moderate wrinkle lines, and brown spots. Medium chemical peels are very effective but do require more time for healing.
Deep facial peels, such as phenol peels, affect the epidermis and penetrate through the deepest layers of the skin. They can treat deep facial wrinkles, severe sun damage, skin discoloration, and acne scars. Deep facial peels are extremely effective but do require an extensive recovery period.
If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and finding out if this procedure is appropriate for your skin concerns, please call Heller Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your consultation!