Chemical peels are also known as light chemical peels and deep chemical peels.
As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving the evenness of color and texture in your skin creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance.
When to Consider Chemical Peels:
- If you have wrinkles or sun-damaged skin.
- If you have skin discolorations, blotchiness or brown spots.
- If you have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven.
- If you have certain precancerous skin growths.
Chemical peeling softens & improves the appearance of skin. It involves the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin, to produce controlled removal of outer layers of skin. It is commonly used on the face or backs of the hand to improve rough texture, finelines & wrinkles, sun damages, scars & acne. Chemical peels are one of the most common nonsurgical aesthetic procedures.
The depth of skin removed depends on the type of chemical peel applied & how long it is left on the skin. Chemical peels are described according to the depth of the skin they work on:
- SUPERFICIAL PEELS (Glycolic acid peel)
- MEDIUM DEPTH PEELS (TCA peel)
- DEEP PEELS(Phenol peel)