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Chemical peels come in a few varieties, but they all aim to even your complexion through chemical exfoliation. The board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology Arts, which has offices in South Pasadena and Arcadia, California, offer three different chemical peels for various skin types. Find out if a chemical peel is the best choice for you by calling either office or booking a visit online today.
Chemical Peels Q & A
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are revitalizing treatments for the skin that work by exfoliating, or removing, the top layer or layers of dead or tired skin cells. Damage to these skin cells is responsible for many of the imperfections and unfavorable features you see on your skin, which tend to intensify with age and sun exposure.
By chemically removing upper layers of skin cells, you can stimulate cell regeneration and improve your complexion. The more youthful cells that appear in place of the older skin cells give your skin a brighter, healthier, and smoother overall appearance.
While planning your chemical peel, you should discuss your specific goals for your treatment with a board-certified dermatologist at Dermatology Arts. The practice offers several types of peels that serve slightly different purposes, and the team can recommend one that offers the level of improvement you want to see.
What are the results of a chemical peel?
The process of getting any kind of chemical peel minimizes various tone and texture irregularities.
You might not see the results right away due to the lingering redness and the healing process associated with some chemical peels, but they last for a while if you protect your skin from the sun and continue to care for it.
Your chemical peel can reduce features and conditions like:
- Actinic keratoses
- Sun damage
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
While some of these features won’t go away entirely, you’ll see a positive difference once your skin heals.
What are my options for chemical peels?
The team of board-certified dermatologists and other providers at Dermatology Arts offers a selection of three different chemical peel types to meet your skin rejuvenation goals. After your consultation, the team might recommend:
Glycolic acid peel
Glycolic acid is an effective peeling acid that specializes in reducing oil production from your skin. It’s great for acne, hyperpigmentation, and oiliness.
The Jessner peel is a medium-depth chemical peel combining lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol. The peel makes your skin more vibrant and works well for treating roughness, hyperpigmentation, and other results of sun damage.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel
The TCA peel is a safe chemical peel with benefits for surface and deeper layers. It specializes in treating blemishes, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and precancerous growths like actinic keratoses.
To learn more about chemical peels and see if the treatment is right for you, call Dermatology Arts or schedule a consultation online today.
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