Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic procedure used to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, promoting skin cell turnover and addressing various skin issues. Each type of chemical peel has its own unique benefits and is suited for specific skin concerns. Chemical peels are commonly used for conditions such as acne, melasma, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and aging skin. Here are some common types of chemical peels and their benefits:
MicroPeel: Combines the benefits of chemical peel, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning. It is a great way to refresh the skin’s overall appearance and reveal brighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin.
Perfect Derma Peel: This product is virtually painless, with no pre-peel skin preparation. The Perfect Derma™ Peel is the only peel that includes the powerful anti-oxidant Glutathione, which lightens and brightens the skin, slows down the aging process and helps prevent wrinkles. Expect mild to moderate peeling, lasting 3-4 days. This peel works well to aging skin, but also for pigmentation issues such as melasma.
VI Peel: A great peel for people seeking tighter, smoother, and brighter skin. Like other chemical peels, a VI Peel works by exfoliating your skin and stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. The procedure is commonly used to treat signs of aging, improve skin texture, and correct pigmentation issues, such as post inflammatory pigment and melasma.
Jessner Peel: A light- to medium-depth chemical peel created from a blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol which all work together to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin. Patients also benefit from noticeably youthful glowing skin after a Jessner’s peel.
Glycolic, Salicylic, Lactic Peel: Improves the appearance of mild skin discoloration, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and removes dead cells from the skin. Uses low-strength acids, so they do not cause any visible shedding and has minimal recovery time.
Enzyme Peel: Composed of natural fruit enzymes that gently rid your complexion of dead skin cells for brighter and healthier skin. Commonly used for patients with sensitive skin.
The efficacy and safety of chemical peels are influenced by factors such as peel type, ingredients concentration, and individual skin characteristics. Prior to undergoing a chemical peel, we recommend consulting with our experienced professional to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your unique skin needs. Furthermore, proper aftercare and diligent sun protection are essential post-peel to ensure optimal healing and minimize potential complications. Your skin deserves the best care, and our team at Midtown Dermatology is here to guide you on your journey to healthier, rejuvenated skin.