Which Chemical Peel is Best for My Skin?

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Types of Chemical Peels | Denver, Castlerock, Aurora, ColoradoFacial Aesthetics knows that everyone's skin is unique. We work closely with you to decide which chemical peel skin treatment is right for you. There are several variations of chemical peels but they boil down to three main groups, all of which use acidic compounds.

The skin treatment you choose depends on your desired result. Keep in mind that you might require repeat chemical peels to reach your appearance goal. Chemical peels do not give permanent results because skin cells regenerate every month to a month and a half. Afterwards, you will need to avoid sun exposure while your skin heals.

Light Chemical Peels

Light chemical peels require little healing time and are used to treat minor issues. They use lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and even fruit acids to quickly neutralize your skin tone. This modest treatment corrects:

  • Superficial wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin tones
  • Dryness
  • Damage from sun exposure

Medium Chemical Peels

These chemical peels also require little down time to recover, and are used for clients with darker skin tones. The acid used for medium chemical peels is trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which evens skin texture and gives you radiant skin. This peel treats skin conditions like:

  • Visible lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Blemishes
  • Pigmentation irregularities

Deep Chemical Peels

Phenol acid is used in deep chemical peels and is the most intensive acid used. Other chemical peels require less than an hour, but this form can take 1-2 hours to implement and 1-2 weeks to heal. Your skin will peel up to a week after any chemical peel, but when phenol is used your skin could peel for a longer period of time. Deep chemical peels treat:

  • Coarse wrinkles, skin texture and lines
  • Blotchy skin caused by long-term UV exposure or age
  • Growths and spots considered to be pre-cancerous
  • Scarring caused by acne and blemishes

The best way to find which chemical peel is best for your skin is by contacting Facial Aesthetics in Englewood today at 303-377-2868 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in the Englewood, Denver, Castlerock and Aurora, Colorado areas.