What is a medium chemical peel?
Over time, the skin becomes less efficient at producing new, healthy cells, meaning the top layers of the skin can become dry, flat, and textured. The function of a chemical peel is to produce an evenly-controlled shedding of these damaged skin cells. This exposes a new, fresh layer of skin with a more even color and a smoother texture. In addition, peels can stimulate collagen and cause new cells to grow, thereby tightening the skin, which decreases wrinkling. Medium chemical peels can reach deeper and produce more drastic results than light chemical peels, making them an effective option for deep rejuvenation.
Medium chemical peel treatments
Although light chemical peels can be customized to your skin’s unique needs, medium chemical peels can use a combination of various acids to produce dramatic results.
This solution uses a cocktail of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol to exfoliate the upper-middle layers of the skin. This process can drastically reduce signs of aging, improve skin texture, and treat deep pigmentation. Most patients experience flaking for three to five days after treatment, and undergo a series of four peels spaced at three weeks apart.
Recovery and results
Medium chemical peels can come with downtime as the skin recovers, so it’s important to follow care instructions, including using certain skincare products, as well as avoiding sunlight. Most patients experience redness and peeling for the first few days, so you may require a few days off of work or school before you feel comfortable returning to public. As you skin heals and regenerates, you’ll see a noticeable difference in appearance, texture, and tone, which will only improve with repeated treatments.
To begin planning your unique chemical peel treatment, contact our office for a consultation with our skincare experts by calling or filling out our online form.