Most Common Uses of a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels, with various constituent ingredients, are used as a type of cosmetic treatment to help people get more desirable looking skin. Depending on the strengths and concentrations of the chemicals involved in each type of peel, they are grouped into three subcategories, each with a different purpose of use. 

Uses of Light Peels

The mildest of the types, called light peels, are mainly purposed to fix minor superficial imperfections and are also used in proactive skin care. Some common uses for light peels include:

  • Acne control and prevention
  • Skin tone and texture improvement
  • Promoting collagen growth and skin cell regeneration
  • Improvement of skin tone

Uses of Medium Peels

Medium peels are stronger and have longer lasting effects. After treatment with medium peels, patients will generally see a more notable improvement of overall skin tone than with light peels. Medium peels are often used to treat slightly more serious skin conditions, include:

  • Reducing the appearance of surface fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removal of age spots and other discoloration
  • Reducing the appearance of scars
  • Inducing significant improvement of skin tone

Uses of Deep Peels

Deep chemical peels are the strongest and can produce long term results. Unlike the light and medium peels, deep peel treatment can only be done once. These peels are very penetrating and are used for:

  • Treatment of acne
  • Treatment of coarse deep wrinkles
  • Surface scar removal
  • Elimination of facial discoloration
  • Removal of precancerous cells and lesions

Overall, chemical peels are used to help people get healthy and radiant looking skin.

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