Light to Medium Chemical Peels
Superficial and medium chemical peels use chemical solutions such as salicylic, trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to remove damaged skin and reveal smoother, younger looking skin.
Light chemical peels remove the outermost layer of skin, gently exfoliating and refreshing the skin with a brighter appearance. This type of peel fixes mild skin discolorations and offers little to no downtime, allowing patients to resume normal activities shortly after the treatment.
Medium chemical peels penetrate the outermost layer of skin to treat the middle layer of skin. This chemical solution, usually a trichloroacetic acid mixture, removes damaged skin cells, reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin discolorations and roughness.
Who is a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?
Most people are good candidates for chemical peels, especially those looking to reduce skin discolorations, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots or those wanting smoother skin. Results of all chemical peels depend on individual skin type and the severity of the skin imperfections.
What to Expect During a Superficial or Medium Chemical Peel
Light or Superficial Chemical Peels: During a light chemical peel, the doctor or skin care specialist will cleanse the face and apply the treatment. The chemical used is then neutralized with water and an ointment or moisturizer is applied. There is generally no downtime for superficial peels and patients may return to work or normal activities immediately after.
Medium Chemical Peels: Similar to a light chemical peel, the doctor will cleanse the face and apply the chemical treatment to the appropriate areas, adding ointment to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. There may be slight pain and swelling involved in a medium peel, but these will subside within the next day or two. Medium chemical peels usually involve 7 days of downtime.
Are there Side Effects for Light or Medium Chemical Peels?
The side effects of chemical peels vary depending on skin type and depth of the skin removal, but general side effects may include minimal redness or swelling that resolves soon after the treatment.
When Can Patients Expect to See Results?
Results may appear immediately, especially with superficial chemical peels, but full results appear once the skin is fully healed. Patients should notice smoother, glowing skin after a chemical peel is completed.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
Chemical peels vary in cost depending on the type of peel. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery also offers special package deals for series of chemical peel treatments.*
Invigorate Your Skin with Chemical Peels
If you’re ready for fresher, younger looking skin, talk to one of our chemical peel experts at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery and book your free consultation today.
Have questions about what chemical peel is right for you? Contact our office at (770) 753-0053 or fill out our online contact form.