Chemically Peeling Back the Years
Chemical peels have grown in popularity over the past few years. Women who want a more youthful looking face without the invasive surgery turn to chemical peels for a dramatic and safe way to revive their skin. These peels are relatively safe if performed by a dermatologist who is properly trained. The clinical professor of dermatology for Emory University was recently quoted by the Dermatology Times. "Dermatologists are the experts in recognizing dermal depth and dermal pigment, which are crucial in judging the type of peels for different areas of the face. Other specialties do not understand which areas of the skin are thicker and can withstand more moderate or deeper peels, as opposed to superficial peeling, which is acceptable for all areas of the face" he explains. Patients looking to have a chemical peel done should go to a physician who has been properly trained to analyze the skin. Chemical peels can be helpful in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage, acne, pigment issues, and can increase the smoothness of the skin.