Chemical Peel Target Areas
Chemical peels are effective against numerous skin abnormalities on the face, neck, chest, and hands. The depth and strength of each peel, along with the length of application time, determine the skin issues that it will treat. Peels are grouped into three classifications: mild, medium, and deep, depending on the depth of penetration. Medium and deep peels typically provide the most dramatic results, but also carry a higher risk of side effects.
- Mild peels. Mild chemical peels target more superficial skin abnormalities by treating the uppermost layer of your skin (epidermis). These peels work well for minor skin issues such as fine lines, mild hyperpigmentation, minor sun damage, and acne.
- Medium peels. Medium chemical peels work to treat slightly deeper skin issues by targeting both the superficial skin layer (epidermis) and the middle layer of your skin (dermis). Medium peels are effective against age spots, deeper fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and moderate hyperpigmentation.
- Deep peels. Deep chemical peels penetrate all the way to the lower dermal layer of your skin, working to treat more severe signs of aging and damage. They are effective against moderate to severe sun damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.
Depending on your skincare concerns, our experienced aesthetic professionals can recommend the most appropriate and effective peel for your skin type and unique needs.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
Chemical peels use a combination of chemical exfoliants and peeling agents to strip away dull, lifeless skin cells, revealing the healthy, fresh skin underneath. When applied, chemical exfoliants interact with proteins in your skin, causing peeling of the various dermal layers. This process also encourages increased collagen and elastin production, resulting in noticeably firmer, smoother, more supple skin.
Chemical Peel Results
Your candidacy for chemical peel treatments depends largely on your skin type and existing skin issues. Because certain peels are recommended for specific skin types, it is important you consult with our skilled aesthetic professionals to determine the most appropriate peel for you.
Chemical peel results will vary based on the strength of the peel we perform. Generally, superficial and medium peels require no downtime, but do increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. As such, it is vital that you apply sun protection every day after your procedure.
Patients report experiencing redness, warmth, and peeling following their treatment, all of which are normal, expected responses. With superficial peels, you can expect to see noticeably smoother, more radiant skin within 2-3 weeks. Medium and deeper peels may require several weeks before noticeably more youthful skin emerges.
Our licensed, certified medical aestheticians at Derma Dolce are ready to help you achieve the youthful, glowing skin you’ve always wanted. If you’ve been looking for an effective chemical peel near you, contact us at 763.355.3984 to set up your complimentary consultation. We’re ready to help you put your best face forward!