The Benefits of Chemical Peels

Jan 15, 2019 | Chemical Peels, Skin Care

It might sound scary to someone who’s never tried it, but chemical peels are a safe and effective way to achieve younger, blemish-free skin. Read on to learn about the benefits of chemical peels.

What Kind of Chemical Peels Exist?

There are three levels of peels—light, medium, and deep.

  • Light chemical peels eliminate the tops layer of the skin, known as the epidermis. This is effective for fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. You can repeat this treatment once every 2 to 5 weeks based on your skin care goals.
  • Medium chemical peels extract skin from the epidermis and the upper level of the dermis. Try this treatment for deeper wrinkles and scars. This can be done every 3 to 9 months.
  • Deep chemical peels remove the skin from the epidermis, as well as the upper and lower dermis. You can only have this procedure once, so be sure to discuss it with a dermatologist to make sure it’s the right treatment for you.


What Can Chemical Peels Treat?

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
By removing the top layer of skin, chemical peels can be an effective way to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. After one treatment, your skin will appear younger and softer. Depending on the severity of the wrinkles, your doctor will decide if a light or medium chemical peel is the best choice.

Sun Damaged Skin
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature aging. If you have sun damaged skin, a chemical peel can reduce and reverse some of the effects. Be sure to prioritize skin protection after the procedure to preserve the results.

Visibility of Scars
Moderate to deep chemical peels can help those with scaring on their faces, neck, back, and hands.

If you struggle with acne, a chemical peel can help. Chemical peels mixed with salicylic or glycolic acid can reduce the appearance of pimples for those who have milder acne.

Pigment Issues
One of the greatest benefits of chemical peels is its ability to even out skin tone. You can reduce the appearance of many pigmentation problems such as age spots, freckles, and dark patches with peels.

Interested in getting a chemical peel? Schedule a consultation with one of our experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic. Call us at (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.