Chemical Peel Treatment

As the name suggests the treatment uses chemicals to remove the dead layers of the skin at the top. The chemical solution reacts with dead skin layer to peel off eventually leaving behind fresh skin that lay underneath the dead skin. Chemical peel treatment commonly comprises three types – superficial peel, medium peel and deep peel.

Superficial peel uses a mild acid belonging to the alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) family such as glycolic acid to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. This peel vitalizes the production of collagen and elastin besides unclogging pores. Superficial peel is a good treatment for skin damaged by exposure to the sun. It is also good for removing scars due to acne and removing fine lines.

Medium peel uses trichloroacetic acid which helps to remove damaged cells located in the outer and middle layer of the skin. Medium peel is a good treatment for evening out rough skin, removing wrinkles and fine lines, and preventing skin discoloration.

Deep peel uses phenol to attack the middle layer of the skin and remove the damaged cells there. Deep peel is a good treatment for removing shallow scars, freckles, age spots and moderate lines. Deep peel is typically performed on the face only once. Deep peel treatment provides a striking before and after contrast on the skin.