Skin can become damaged for a number of different reasons. Sun exposure, disease, or simply aging can take a toll on our complexion. Pure Skin Dermatology offers chemical peels as a way to revitalize and resurface skin.

Chemical peels work to remove the outer layers of skin that have been damaged. The results are a clearer, more even skin tone. Chemical peels are ideal for:

  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Age Spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scaly patches
  • Liver spots

Chemical peels penetrate the skin and remove damaged areas to produce a more radiant and vibrant complexion. Before administering the peel, your face will be cleansed. The chemical agent is brushed onto the skin and left there for a predetermined time. The treatment area will then be neutralized and cleansed. You may notice some mild burning or stinging while the chemical is working.

There are three different types of chemical peels, differentiated by how deep they penetrate the skin.

  • Superficial peels affect only the top layer of skin. They can be made of three different agents: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. Superficial peels exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells, and improving the texture and color of your skin.
  • Medium peels actually remove a portion of the top layer of skin and penetrate into the next layer. They can be made of Tricholoroacetic acid (TCA) or Modified Jessner’s solutions. They help skin look more vital, healthier, and younger.
  • Deep peels penetrate through several layers of the skin and cause a burn. They are composed of phenol and because they cause hypopigmentation, they cannot be used on darker skin types. Deep peels are typically done under sedatives or general anesthesia.

After any type of peel, it is important to take steps to keep your skin healthy and promote healing. Make sure to cleanse the skin frequently, change the dressings and ointments, and moisturize daily. Avoid sun exposure until there is no longer peeling. Always use sunscreen as the newly exposed skin is sensitive to sun damage.

If you want to rejuvenate your face and have a fresher, younger appearance, call Pure Skin Dermatology in Orlando today.