Chemical Peel is a process used to enhance and smooth the skin’s texture. Facial skin is the main target in this treatment, and it is possible to improve scarring. Chemical peels are meant to strip the outermost layers of the skin. The chosen peel solution causes a controlled and pre-planned injury to the skin to achieve this purpose. New tissues begin to regenerate as a result of wound healing process. Eventually, the dead skin peels off. Typically, the regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
There are different types of treatments for Chemical Peel that can be categorized in three parts.
A light or superficial chemical peel removes the outer layer of your skin. This layer is called the epidermis. This peel is perfect for treating fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness. You can have a light chemical peel as often as every two to five weeks depending on what you want to achieve.
This type of chemical peel removes dead skin cells from the epidermis and from sections of the upper part of the middle layer of your skin. This layer is called the dermis. A medium depth chemical peel can also treat wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. You might repeat one of these after three to nine months to maintain your results.
A deep chemical peel removes dead skin cells from the epidermis, and from the mid to lower layer of your dermis. If you have deep wrinkles, scars or precancerous growths, a deep chemical peel could be the right course of action for you. You can only have a deep chemical peel once. This is because they affect the deeper layers of the skin, and the results are more permanent.