Are you tired of dealing with dull, lifeless skin affected by conditions like wrinkles, dryness, blemishes, and scars? If so, chemical peels may be right for you. Millions of people have undergone these popular skin treatments to improve the appearance of their skin that has been affected by the environment, genetics, or aging. Having a medical-grade chemical peel performed can make a tremendous difference in the quality and appearance of your skin by brightening, smoothing texture, lifting pigment, improving lines and wrinkles, and promoting firmness and hydration.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
This is a skin treatment involving the removal of varying portions of skin affected by scars, wrinkles, blotches, or dull appearance, which triggers your skin’s self-repair process. Peels are available in three basic forms: superficial, medium, and deep. Each individual peel contains different solutions that are left on the skin for a certain time period. Peels are available to treat most skin conditions and may or may not require downtime.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?
If you have skin problems like acne scars, wrinkles, or abnormal pigmentation, you would probably make a good candidate. Of course, you will have to inform us of your medical history so that we can help you make a suitable choice.
What Kind of Chemical Peel Will I Need?
The answer depends on your individual skin condition and goals. If your lines, wrinkles, scars, or blemishes are only mild, superficial chemical peels should suffice. This type of peel is quite gentle and does not require much downtime. It typically involves the application of a mild acid like glycolic acid. Few side effects should be expected; however, you may require multiple treatments due to the gentleness of this type of peel.
Medium chemical peels are generally for moderate lines, wrinkles, scars, and blotches. They often employ TCA to remove the epidermis or outer skin layer. Your downtime should be minimal with this type of peel.
More stubborn skin problems usually require a deep chemical peel consisting of a stronger solution. This will cause more side effects and involve more downtime, but it does tend to produce the most dramatic results.
During an appointment at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA, you can get all the details about professional peel treatments, including which type of peel is likely to be best for you. We happily serve clients in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!