Get In-Depth with Chemical Peels

The name “chemical peel” is enough to make some shudder, but the results are undeniable. Chemical peels are an effective treatment for a variety of dermatological issues. Minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation and certain types of acne with a chemical peel from your Summit Skin and Vein Care physician.

What are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?

Different types of peels serve different purposes. One depth and chemical agent may be ideal for one person, but too strong for another. However, all peels involve removing the outer layers of the skin using a chemical solution.

There are three different peel depths:

Light – Light, or superficial peels remove just the top layer of skin and are Chemical Peelmuch gentler than others. Results are instant, with very mild side effects of tingling, pinking of the skin and possible flaking. It’s even possible to return to work or hit the town immediately following a light peel, without anyone noticing.

Medium – Though the side effects of medium peels are more apparent, so are the results. This deeper peel can cause more prolonged recovery, typically about a week, with burning, stinging, swollen and itchy skin. The true “peel” part of the procedure becomes apparent, with more skin peeling present than in a light peel. However, this option is great for those seeking to eliminate uneven pigmentation, wrinkles and even sun damage.

Deep – Unsurprisingly, deep chemical peels are the most intense of the three depth levels. The side effects can be a bit frightening to behold, as well as painful to experience, but the results are certainly worth it. Redness, swelling and itching are expected, as the top layers of the skin peels off and scabs over the course of one to three weeks. The end result, however, is dramatic, with beautiful, fresh skin in the place of former scars, damage and wrinkles.

Call Us Today

If you’re interested in a chemical peel, please consult your physician at Summit Skin and Vein Care. We would be happy to figure out a solution to your skin woes.

Call us today in Lee’s Summit at (816) 533-4398.

 

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  1. Great information. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you so much.

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