If you're interested in cosmetic dermatology but you haven't tried a chemical peel yet, that's okay. It can be tough to decide whether a treatment is right for you. Wondering whether your skin is right for a chemical peel? Here's how you can learn just that.
If you're dealing with signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, there's good news! Chemical peels are a worthwhile non-invasive treatment to help you deal with that. Chemical peels are designed to remove the topmost layers of skin and reveal softer, newer skin underneath. In doing so, chemical peels can help stimulate collagen production and cell turnover. That means you'll see less and less of your fine lines and wrinkles as you continue your treatments. It will typically take a few sessions to see the best results, so make sure you stay on top of it.
Whether you're dealing with a condition like melasma or there's some hyperpigmentation around your eyes and mouth, a chemical peel can help with that. Hyperpigmentation is a common occurrence on the face -- even freckles are considered a form of hyperpigmentation. If you're prone to hyperpigmentation on your face, neck, or chest, you might be a perfect candidate for a chemical peel. As they lift dead skin cells, chemical peels can also help correct hyperpigmentation and promote a brighter, more even skin tone. This treatment is highly effective for reducing the appearance of dark scars on the skin as well.
While there are plenty of acne treatments out there, it's possible that a chemical peel could help you out. If your acne is caused by clogged pores, it's possible that dead skin cells or low cell turnover could be a contributing factor. Fortunately, chemical peels can help with that without exacerbating your acne or causing a skin rash. One of the beautiful things about chemical peels is that they can be customized to your skin's needs. If acne is the reason you're investing in this treatment, your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid peel to help you out. Salicylic acid is not only a common acne treatment, but it's also excellent for promoting skin cell turnover and keeping pores unclogged. If you're struggling with cystic acne or severe acne, it's probably safer to stay away from chemical peels.
If you're struggling with skin texture issues, a chemical peel could be the perfect cosmetic dermatology service for you. While everyone's skin has texture to it, a chemical peel can help you achieve a more even skin tone and smoother skin across the board. It won't fill in severe wrinkles or smooth raised scars, but a chemical peel can certainly help ease some of your skin texture concerns and promote new skin cell growth in the meantime.
In the end, chemical peels are a safe and effective treatment to use on almost all skin types, so set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.