Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling, are procedures that remove the top layer of skin to allow the skin to grow back smoother and more healthy. Chemicals applied to the skin allow slow removal of layers, ridding the skin of moderate wrinkles, discolored skin, scars, dryness, and precancerous cells. Keep reading to find out what chemical peels can do for you.
What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels provide many benefits to the skin. They improve the tone and texture, treat acne, remove sun spots, age spots, liver spots, moderate wrinkles, uneven skin coloring, rough skin, scaly patches, and even sun damage. Chemical peels cannot remedy sags, bulges, deep scars, deep facial lines, and severe wrinkles. If you have these problems, talk to your dermatologist for other options.
What is the Process of Chemical Peels?
The skin will be cleansed of excess oils for the procedure, with the eyes and hair protected. The chemical solution is applied to the skin, in which you will feel warmth followed by stinging sensations. Each step will peel away the skin to reveal a new layer and encourage the growth of healthier skin.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are different types of chemical peels depending on the depth of what is needed. Talk to your dermatologist to see which option is best for you.
Light Chemical Peels:
- Done over multiple appointments
- Removes the outermost layer
- Best for fine wrinkles, acne, uneven coloring, and dry sun-damaged skin
- Recovery takes a couple of hours to a few days
Medium Chemical Peels:
- Done over multiple appointments
- Removes the outermost layer, and upper part of the middle skin layer
- Best for uneven or moderate skin discoloring, age spots, acne scarring, or fine-to moderate wrinkles
- Recovery is a week or more
Deep Chemical Peels:
- One time appointment
- Peels down to the lower middle layer
- Best for moderate lines and wrinkles, extensive sun damage, deep acne scars, blotchy skin, and precancerous cells (actinic keratosis)
- Eight week recovery with doctor’s instructions
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Is a Chemical Peel Right for You?
If you struggle with uneven skin, acne, moderate wrinkles, sun damage, or scarring, chemical peels are a perfect way to find your youthful skin again.
Dr. Schalit, however, doesn’t recommend this treatment for anyone who struggles with a skin condition or takes medication that makes their skin more sensitive. Furthermore, if you have darker skin, you are at greater risk of experiencing a darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation). Please schedule a consultation with a member of our experienced staff to see if chemical peels are right for you.
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Take the Next Step
If you’re longing for a radiant complexion and wondering whether you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schalit in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 200-6509 or fill out our convenient online contact form.