Chemical peels have a wide variety of uses. They can improve skin texture, lift "age spots," even out pigmentation, improve acne scars, and soften wrinkles.
A chemical peel is a great way to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, hands, and chest. A peel causes exfoliation (removal of the top few layers of skin) which allows the deeper layer of cells to the surface. This younger skin is generally smooth in texture with fewer fine lines.
At The Skin Renewal Center, we perform superficial and medium depth peels which address most of the concerns our patients have regarding their skin. A superficial peel exfoliates the top-most layers of skin. These peels are great for improving skin brightness, clearing up blemishes, minimizing wrinkles, and improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Medium depth peels penetrate deeper into the skin and have a greater impact on wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, and skin damage.
Salicylic acid Excellent for oily, acne-prone skin.
Mandelic acid Great for reducing redness
Lactic acid Very mild peel used to brighten skin
Pyruvic acid Improves skin texture and pigmentation
VI Peel A blend of various peeling agents that improves
hyperpigmentation, softens fine lines and clears blemishes.
Glycolic acid Excellent for fine lines and sun-damaged skin
Trichloroacetic acid Improves skin tone, evens pigmentation, and smoothes wrinkles
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical peels can improve many common skin conditions.
- Acne Scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Aging skin
- Poor tone and texture
Our esthetician is well versed in the characteristics of each of these peels and can tailor your treatment to address your specific concerns. The use of a broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30-45) is a must after any peel. The younger, newly regenerating cells are very susceptible to being burned if exposed to the sun. Daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen (such as EltaMD) has also been shown to slow the aging of the skin and minimize irregular pigmentation. It should be a part of everyone's daily skin regimen. We want to help you look your best!