What Are My Options?
Chemical peels come in a variety of types. To give you a better idea of what each kind of peel is like, we’ve made a comprehensive list of what our experts can provide. Let’s take a look.
Designed to remove the outer layer of skin, light peels are less invasive than their deeper counterparts. If you’re looking to reverse skin damage due to acne, uneven skin tones, fine wrinkles, and dryness, a light peel may be right for you.
Light peels can be repeated more frequently (anywhere from 2-5 week intervals) and require less downtime. Discomfort from light peels is minimal. There is no downtime and your skin will look more even-toned in less than a week.
In addition to the top layer of skin, medium peels also remove part of the middle layer of the skin. They are usually used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone that lighter peels can’t get to. Downtime and aftercare consist of over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs. Most of the healing is done in a few weeks with deeper healing occurring over the next few months.
Because they’re a little deeper, patients should wait 3-9 months between treatments. Your skin care specialist should be able to give you a better time frame depending on your individual skin.