Which Chemical Peel Type Is Best for You?

An exfoliating peel is a regenerative cosmetic surgery that might lessen the appearance of facial aging.

A dermatologist will administer a liquid solution to your flesh during a chemical peel at Clinique Anti Aging. By removing the damaged skin cells with this remedy, new, healthy skin can develop in its place. This can assist with common skin issues like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne
  • Inconsistent skin tone

The degree of skin problems and the kind of peel you get will impact the precise outcomes.

What you should know about the various kinds of chemical peels

Depending on your skin type and the issues you want to address, your dermatologist can help you decide if a light, moderate, or thorough chemical peel is ideal.

Superficial chemical peel:

Your skin will be softly exfoliated by a superficial peel or light chemical peel. Only the epidermal layer, the top layer of skin, is removed.

Typically, a gentle chemical peel is employed for:

  • fine creases
  • variable skin tone
  • acne
  • arid skin
  • Since this procedure only employs moderate chemicals, getting minor chemical peels every two to five weeks is typically safe.

Peeling chemically, medium:

A medium peel has a little more strength than a light peel. The uppermost dermal layer of your skin, which is located beneath the epidermis, is also removed.

Usually, a moderate peel is employed for:

  • wrinkles
  • variable skin tone
  • pimple scars
  • To achieve the desired outcomes, you might require many treatments.

Deep chemical peel:

Your epidermis and upper and middle layers of your dermis are also removed during a thorough chemical peel. You might require an anesthetic because it involves highly potent chemicals before the treatment. By doing this, discomfort and agony will be reduced.

Best candidates for a thorough chemical peel include:

  • Higher creases
  • Deeper wounds
  • Areas of malignant skin

This peel is only performed once because its effects can linger for ten years. No additional treatments will be necessary.

Who would benefit from a chemical peel?

Chemical peels, like other cosmetic procedures, are not suitable for everyone.

If you have any of the following, you might qualify:

  • Typically wholesome skin
  • little scars
  • a few minor wrinkles
  • lighter skin tone

However, it is advisable to stay away from exfoliation if you:

  • a sinking skin tone
  • have scars or severe creases
  • often have cold sores
  • a background of unusual skin scars
  • have atopic dermatitis or psoriasis
  • possess a darker skin color 
  • recently used an oral acne medication
  • are breastfeeding or pregnant
  • possess a weakened immune system
  • have recently had surgery or radiation therapy
  • have a cardiac condition