Chemical peel treatments remove the dead, dry and dull top layers of skin and allow the body to not only replace them with new cells, but also make collagen, a supple, mattress-like layer that lies beneath the skin. Chemical peels soften the look of uneven pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, sun damage and acne scars. During a chemical peel in Jacksonville, FL, the practitioner applies a special substance to the patient’s skin. The substance is eventually removed, eventually revealing the fresh skin underneath.
There are different types of chemical peels. A light peel is used to improve mild sun damage, large pores and rough skin texture. It uses mostly glycolic acid, which is best for superficial or light peels. It has the effect of smoothing and brightening the skin. A good thing about a light peel is that it still stimulates the production of collagen.
A light peel may be the solution to acne because it clears out whiteheads and blackheads and prevents them from returning. It also helps the skin absorb topical medications more efficiently and evens out irregular pigmentation.
A medium chemical peel treats patches of uneven pigmentation and moderate sun damage. This type of peel often uses TCA and/or glycolic acid. A medium chemical peel reduces the depth of furrows and removes brown spots.
A deeper chemical peel in Jacksonville, FL is used for more severe skin damage, brown patches, furrows and deep wrinkles. It may be used to smooth out wrinkles, remove scars and other lesions and completely rejuvenate the patient’s complexion. A deeper peel may also remove precancerous lesions.
Which Type of Chemical Peel is Right for Me?
One thing to keep in mind is that the patient does not have to have one type of peel. Our team at Lasker Skin Solutions Jacksonville knows that sometimes a combination is the best treatment. For example, a patient may have a deeper peel treatment to banish marionette lines, but a lighter type of peel to soften lines on their forehead. It all depends on the unique situation.
You can get all the facts about our chemical peel treatments during a consultation at Lasker Skin Solutions Jacksonville, conveniently located in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!