What Exactly Does Chemical Peel Do?

May 16, 2019
By: Dermatology Consultants of Frisco

Chemical peels typically fall under light, medium, or deep categories.

These categories designate the level of exfoliation and how aggressive the chemical peel is. However, regardless of its category, chemical peels are essentially the controlled destruction of epidermal layers performed in a way to ensure efficacy, safety, and maximum results.

With the right technique and dermatologist, a chemical peel can be very efficient at sloughing off the upper and medium layers of skin. Here are some of the benefits of chemical peels, their advantages to fixing certain problems, and their potential side effects.

The Benefits of Skin Peels

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to aggressively exfoliate the skin in a relatively short amount of time. The chemical peel disrupts the bond between the skin cells, speeding cellular turnover. Regular use of chemical peels also causes your skin's fibroblasts to regenerate collagen, which improves firmness and suppleness. Not only do chemical peels improve the texture of your skin, but it can also improve its color and aesthetic.

Are chemical peels safe? Yes, chemical peels are safe to use as long as they are tailored to your skin type. There is a myriad of chemical peels and they can be useful for different skin issues. While many light peels are accessible to the everyday consumer, it is recommended that you visit a dermatologist for medium and deep level peels. Without the proper application and removal, deep chemical peels can be disfiguring, and can actually add to your skin problems instead of alleviating them.

Are You the Right Candidate for a Skin Peel?

Chemical peels are beneficial for many skin conditions, including those who are suffering from hyper-pigmentation, discoloration, scarring, and congested pores. However, there are ideal skin types that will benefit most from chemical peels. Darker-skinned individuals are fully able to reap the benefits of a chemical peel, but typically these chemical peels will fall under the light or medium category. Deeper chemical peels may cause potential discoloration.

Generally, people who are fair-skinned and have light hair are better candidates for chemical peels. This is due to the fact that lighter skin does not respond to surface trauma with hyper-pigmentation Individuals with severe bulges or sags may not respond well to chemical peels. There are other treatments like laser resurfacing or photo facials that can be beneficial.

About Dermatology Consultants of Frisco

Dermatology Consultants of Frisco offers comprehensive skincare, including cosmetic procedures. Our chemical peels are designed to those who are suffering from melasma, acne scars, pigmentation issues, freckles, and superficial wrinkles. We offer all three levels of chemical peels — superficial, medium, and deep.

Our consultation will ensure that the right chemical peel is used for your particular skin tone, target problems, and skin's condition. Depending on the level of peel, you can go back to work on the same day, or you may require a downtime of several weeks. Contact Dermatology Consultants of Frisco to book an appointment.