Chemical peels are great solutions for a variety of complexion issues like hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines, and uneven skin texture. The peels come in different levels - they can be a light, medium, or deep peel. There are many benefits of chemical face peels but vary in intensity between the three options:
- Light: Removes the outer layer of skin (epidermis). It’s used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness.
- Medium: Removed skin cells from the epidermis and portions of the upper part of the middle layer of skin (dermis). It’s used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.
- Deep: Removes skin cells even deeper. Doctors might recommend one for the deeper wrinkles, scars, or precancerous growths.
Chemical Peel Schedule
Light Chemical PeelsOur South Florida Dermatology Offices recommend that a good chemical peel should be scheduled on a monthly basis. The lighter options won’t leave your skin as sensitive or need as much recovery time as the medium or deep peels.
Medium Chemical PeelsBecause medium peels go a little deeper to get to where the damage is, to fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and it’s a chemical peel for acne scars, the skin will need more time to heal. It is best to go every four to six months.
Deep PeelsDeep peels have more intensive requirements for their skin and are more aggressive treatments than the light or medium options. This is why deep peels don’t have a consistent schedule, it is recommended to get these once every few years. If you can’t do a schedule like the ones listed above, then are some at-home remedies as well:
- Hydra Exfoliating Pads
- Weekly Brightening Pads
- Advanced Smoothing Pads
- And more!