Chemical peels make one of the best treatment choices when you are dealing with multiple skin problems like signs of aging and sun damage. They consist of a medical-grade solution that is applied to the skin in the treatment area for the purpose of removing portions of the outer skin layers. By removing old, damaged skin tissue, we are encouraging fresh skin tissue to make its way up to the surface and minimize many common skin problems.
Types of Chemical Peels
Peels come in three basic types: light, medium, and deep. Each type of peel consists of different types of chemicals in varying concentrations. They are also categorized by their depth of penetration. No matter what skin condition you are dealing with, there is probably a chemical peel available to treat it.
Light peels tend to make good choices for those who are dealing with enlarged pores, dull skin tone, or superficial acne scars. They remove the buildup of dead skin cells that is often found on the surface of the skin. By removing this layer, we are revealing fresher skin underneath for a brightening effect on your complexion.
A peel containing a stronger solution is often used to treat light wrinkles, superficial scars, and skin blemishes. It penetrates a little more deeply than lighter peels to treat more serious skin complaints.
Deeper peels may be used for the treatment of more stubborn skin problems like deep scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and deeper wrinkles. Although this type of peel offers amazing results, you will require a good bit of downtime while your skin heals and remodels itself.
After Your Peel
After your chemical peel treatment, you need to take special care of your skin since it will be somewhat vulnerable for a while. Avoid touching your face in the treatment area or rubbing and picking at your skin. You should also avoid activities that could excessively dry or heat your skin. This includes prolonged sun exposure, vigorous exercise, and certain skin treatments.
If you would like to receive more information about how chemical peels can improve the health and appearance of your skin, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Peak Medical Clinic to schedule your initial consultation at our offices in Eugene, OR, Medford, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, or Roseburg, OR. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!