Over time, skin can lose its luster and begin to show signs of aging, damage, and diminished health. Moreover, skin conditions such as acne can have an adverse impact on the skin, leaving superficial and deep scars. If you are looking for a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can give your rough and uneven skin a renewed, more polished appearance, a chemical peel may be appropriate for you.
The process behind a chemical peel is straight-forward. Our skin, a living organ that produces new skin cells regularly, has the capacity to regenerate its layers. By removing the surface layer of skin, a chemical peel can strip away dead and damaged skin cells to reveal a new layer of healthy skin cells. Chemical peels canrejuvenate and improve the texture of the skin, treating a variety of skin conditions such as:
Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck, or hands. In addition, a chemical peel may eliminate pre-cancerous skin cells during the process.
During a chemical peel, board certified Tucson dermatologist Dr. Dyson will carefully apply a chemical liquid to the skin. The type of chemical peel she will use during the treatment, how many coats she will apply and how long she will leave it on the skin, depends the condition of your skin and what your aesthetic objectives are. Chemical peels vary in strength and are categorized based on intensity and how deeply they penetrate the skin (light and medium).
Treats and corrects: Fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration
This is the mildest and most superficial of chemical peels. For those with sensitive skin or minor skin issues, the light chemical peel can give radiant skin without the harsher side effects of more intense chemical peels. Patients experience little discomfort, minor redness and flaking, and the healing period is rapid. The effects of a light peel tend to be more short-term.
Treats and corrects: Fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, pigmentation
Penetrating more deeply than the light chemical peel, the medium peel may be completed in several steps with different chemical solutions. After a medium peel, the skin takes 5-7 days to recover. As it heals, it will become a reddish-brown, and then begin to flake off.