First and foremost, what is a chemical peel? Generally applied to the face, chemical peels are a topical paste, cream, or gel that will ultimately exfoliate your skin. Salicylic acid is usually the main component in these medical and commercial products.
The chemical peel is a great first step for patients to consider before more invasive treatments like light and laser therapies. But there are a bunch of different kinds of peels— how do you know which one to pick? Here’s an introduction to the various kinds of peels!
What Does A Chemical Peel Do?
While many people use chemical peels for acne scars, there are other reasons you may want to get one done: better permeability for skincare products, smoother skin, or the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. When you go in for your peel, a dermatologist will cover your face with a cream or gel. This will need to sit on your skin for a set amount of time, after which you will rinse it off. Each type of peel is different, so you may see different results immediately after rinsing.
Here at Academic Alliance in Dermatology, we offer five different types of chemical peels— this way you can try different procedures and find the one that works best for you.
This chemical peel is quick, easy, and gentle on your skin. It’s great for all skin types and can help your skin get the cleanse that it needs without damaging the pores. Illuminate your skin with this simple peel!
The Vitalize Peel contains many medical-grade peeling chemicals: salicylic, resorcinol, lactic acid and retinol. The basic compounds in the first step promote deep cleaning, while the acidic compounds in the second step facilitate exfoliation. Retinol and resorcinol help to reduce signs of aging and sun damage.
Specifically designed for patients with severe skin conditions, the Rejuvenize Peel is perfect for those who still struggle with lines, pigmentation issues, wrinkles, acne, and acne scars – even after other treatments.
This is a medium-depth peel that cleanses deep into the second layer of skin. The Jessner Peel is best for patients who want to reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance
A gentle, acidic peel, Obagi is a well known chemical peel that improves overall complexion and targets the skin’s texture. Using salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids, this peel uses standard compounds to achieve brilliant, radiant results.
Whether you need to target acne scars, fade age spots, smooth lines and wrinkles, or simply reduce the impact of your pores, facial chemical peels are a great option to try before you and your dermatologist move forward with invasive light therapies. Here at Academic Alliance in Dermatology, we know how important it is to have beautiful skin; schedule your peel and facial today!