Happy New Year! Wouldn’t it be great to look better with a cosmetic procedure? Look no further than a chemical peel! A chemical peel improves the look of skin on the face, neck, or hands. As a result of applying a chemical solution, the skin becomes irritated, blisters, and eventually peels off. The new skin usually appears smoother and less wrinkled.
Different types of chemical peels are available, and the type you receive will depend on your desired results. The alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel is the most common peel, designed to treat wrinkles, sun damage, and acne.
If you’re considering a chemical peel, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll give you everything you need to know about chemical peels – from the types of peels available to the risks and side effects associated with the procedure.
Chemical peels fall into three main categories:
Superficial peels are the most common peel and are often referred to as “lunchtime peels” because they take place in as little as 30 minutes. They can treat fine wrinkles, sun damage, and mild acne.
Medium peels help treat wrinkles, sun damage, and moderate acne. They penetrate the skin deeper than superficial peels and often require anesthesia. Medium peels can cause some redness and swelling, usually taking 7-10 days to heal.
Deep peels are the most aggressive peel to treat deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, and advanced acne. They penetrate the skin deeply and often require anesthesia. Deep peels can cause extensive redness and swelling, taking 14-21 days to heal.
After a chemical peel, it is crucial to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. If you must go out in the sun, wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Want to look your best in the New Year? Let’s talk soon! Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center offers chemical and other procedures to make you feel and look great! Contact our Pottsville office at 570-622-2900 or our Hazleton office at 570-455-4252.